ChronosHub has been conducting a pilot project with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) since 2021 which aims to simplify the financing of freely accessible publications. Given the positive evaluation, the cooperation is being extended!
ChronosHub and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) continue and expand collaboration moving from successful pilot to long-term full operational use to unburden researchers.
Nine months after the launch of the pilot project, the cooperation was evaluated. The gratifying result based on over 1000 publications: settlement of fees via ChronosHub is considerably simpler, thus reducing the workload for researchers. Moreover, it is an uncomplicated way for them to obtain an overview of the OA offering of the various scientific journals. In that way, they can quickly find out how a journal enables them to meet the SNSF's requirements. What's more, researchers can use the data from ChronosHub for their reporting to the SNSF or to their university. Last but not least, ChronosHub checks the metadata in the article and ascertains whether the funding provided has been mentioned in accordance with the rules. That helps to improve data quality and visibility.
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The aim if possible is for all results originating from SNSF-funded research to be freely accessible. The easier we make OA publication for researchers, the closer we'll get to that target. And ChronosHub is helping us a long way in that direction.
Based on a government mandate, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports scientific research in all academic disciplines – from physics to medicine to sociology.
At the end of 2021, the SNSF was funding 5700 projects involving more than 20,000 researchers, which makes it the leading Swiss institution for promoting scientific research.
Christian founded ChronosHub in 2017 to deliver innovative technology and business solutions to support the scientific and academic publishing community.
Marianne joined ChronosHub to help drive a customer centric approach and culture, and support with unique solutions in the scientific and academic publishing community.
Martin leads our collaboration with institutions, publishers, research funders, and technology partners across the ecosystem engaged in scientific and academic publishing.
Romy is specialized in the academic online publishing industry, with a focus on publisher relations. And she’s one of our key experts in Open Access publishing terms.