Open Access Management: Bentham Science Takes the Lead with ChronosHub
Bentham Science takes its Open Access (OA) management to the forefront by becoming the first publisher to fully leverage ChronosHub. The collaboration serves to improve the authors’ experience and guarantee compliance with their funders’ and institutions’ publishing policies and automate the payment and reporting processes.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Bentham Science and offer all funders and institutions on ChronosHub integrated submission to more than 200 Bentham journals as well as the opportunity to publish under an Open Access License at discounted rates,” says Christian Grubak, CEO of ChronosHub.
In line with the push towards Open Access and Plan S approaching, funders and research institutions encourage and mandate researchers to publish their findings in Open Access journals. This is, however, faced with many challenges for everyone involved. The collaboration between ChronosHub and Bentham Science addresses some of these challenges for the authors and their institutions.
The authors will be able to indicate their funding source(s) and see which of Bentham’s journals offer a compliant route. The authors will also get a clear view of any article processing charges (APCs) or other publishing fees that need to be paid upon acceptance of their article, taking consortium and institutional agreements into account, including discounts, and read & publish agreements.
The submission process becomes smoother as ChronosHub prepopulates most information on the author, grants, and funders. Additionally, ChronosHub reuses the data to automate reporting and payment processes, to offload administrative work for the authors.
Every institution will get access to an Open Access dashboard where they easily can approve or reject to pay for each accepted article from authors at their institution. They can also choose to become a ChronosHub member and receive access to all their articles across all publishers. ChronosHub offers deposit accounts for easy payments in any currency, and institutions can access reports and data to monitor any financial transactions and auto-populate their systems, like their local institutional repository.
“We are very excited about the collaboration with ChronosHub”, says Faizan ul Haq, Marketing Director at Bentham Science. “This enables us to support all different OA business models in a flexible way as we transition towards more and more Open Access, and provide our authors and institutions with a peace of mind throughout the publishing process, knowing that they’ll stay compliant and have access to all data and analytics they need”.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, ChronosHub is an online platform supporting authors to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent. Through a collaborative approach, ChronosHub streamlines the publishing workflow for publishers, funders and institutions for an effective APC management, funding policy compliance and OA reporting.
About Bentham Science
Bentham Science is a science, technology, and medical (STM) publisher, providing academic researchers and industrial professionals with the latest information in diverse fields of science and technology. Bentham Science currently publishes more than 200 journals in both electronic and printed formats. These journals cover various disciplines in pharmaceutical research and development, medical subspecialties, engineering, technology, and social sciences. The journals are indexed in recognized indexing services, such as Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, and EMBASE.
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