IWA Publishing enters a partnership with ChronosHub to fully automate its APC processing with billing and collection, dynamically taking IWA Publishing’s institutional agreements into account.
Authors publishing in IWA Publishing’s journals that charge APCs will be presented upon submission with a transparent quotation of the exact amount that will be due upon acceptance of their article. ChronosHub will automatically check against IWA Publishing’s consortia and institutional agreements to determine if an article is covered by an agreement or if there’s an APC to pay. As ChronosHub has a deep integration with IWA Publishing’s submission system, Editorial Manager, authors with accepted articles that include APCs will be charged by credit card or invoice through a one-step process in an IWA Publishing branded environment on ChronosHub. Similarly, ChronosHub will automatically account for eligible waivers, discounts, and standalone vouchers.
IWA Publishing will migrate from its current solution with another provider to ChronosHub during Q1, 2022. The migration will provide for an improved author experience and cost-efficiency, combined with greater control by obtaining full access to data and reports, and thus servicing its management and customers more effectively in terms of monitoring their outputs, payments, and OA agreements.
Rod Cookson, Managing Director at IWA Publishing, comments on the collaboration: “We are excited to partner with ChronosHub to ensure that our community of researchers get to benefit from an outstanding author experience and industry best-practice publishing process that is transparent and straightforward from end-to-end.”
Christian Grubak, co-CEO at ChronosHub underlines: “At ChronosHub, we’re very grateful to be partnering with IWA Publishing to support the transition toward streamlined publication process and payment. This will be a valuable development to unburden the authors and ease the overall administrative workload providing IWA Publishing with better financial forecasting and overall reporting.”
IWA Publishing spreads knowledge about clean drinking water, safe sanitation and sound flood management through 17 industry-leading journals and 850 books. It is one of the first learned society publishers to completely transition its journals to Open Access, using both Subscribe To Open and APC models. IWA Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Water Association.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, ChronosHub is a leading platform for streamlining the publishing workflow with a focus on unburdening the researchers. Through a collaborative approach, ChronosHub ensures a complete service for all aspects of Open Access, including effective management of publication fees, all types of OA agreements, funder policy compliance, data integrations, and reporting for publishers, funders, and institutions. ChronosHub also supports authors in selecting suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent.