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Royal Society of Chemistry Signs up for Chronoshub Journal Guide

Copenhagen - ChronosHub and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) announce a new collaboration for a pre-submission Journal Guide by ChronosHub to provide more clarity for authors on open access conditions before they submit their manuscript.  

Event duration June 26, 2023
Event location Copenhagen, Denmark

Press Release

The RSC is proud to have signed Read & Publishing agreements with institutions in 32 countries. And while more choice can be a positive for researchers, the RSC understands that having agreements with different publishers can mean it is increasingly difficult for authors to keep track of which journals their article processing charges are covered in. The ChronosHub Journal Guide addresses this, by allowing authors to select their institution, and subsequently being advised which journals are covered by their agreement, and if not, which prices apply. 

The service will go live for authors at the end of June 2023.

In addition to providing information on agreement eligibility, it will allow authors to search and filter all RSC journals by a variety of criteria, so that authors can find the best journal to submit to. Funder compliance is also flagged after the selection of a funder.  

Providing clarity to authors on open access conditions is key to what we do, and we put mechanisms for this in place in our platform all the way along the article workflow – but it really starts before submission, with our Journal Guide – making sure that authors know what they might need to pay and knowing if they’ll be compliant with their funder. We’re excited to see RSC authors take full advantage of our pre-submission service.

Christian Grubak, co-CEO & founder

The Royal Society of Chemistry aims to make all our journals open access in the next five years. Signing Read & Publish agreements is part of our plan to transition to open access. Ensuring that these agreements are utilized at their fullest potential, and making sure authors are aware of them, is crucial for our mission. The ChronosHub Journal Guide will be a great tool to share with all the organisations we have signed agreements with, and it will really help their authors to make the most of the agreements!

Caroline Burley, Journals Manager, Publishing Services & Production at the Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

Whether studying the chemistry of life, or developing the advanced science behind modern technology, chemical scientists use their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives. 

Collaboration is essential. We connect scientists with each other and society as a whole, so they can do their best work and make discoveries and innovation happen. 

We publish new research. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities. We bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists. And we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. 

We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world. 




Headquartered in Copenhagen, ChronosHub is an online platform meeting the needs of all stakeholders in the research community: publishers, institutions, funders, and researchers. ChronosHub supports authors to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent. ChronosHub streamlines the publishing workflow for publishers, institutions, and funders for effective APC management, funding policy compliance, automated repository deposits, and OA reporting.  


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