The University of Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Library Moving from Pilot to Successful Implementation
The University of Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Library continue collaboration with ChronosHub, moving from pilot to implementation with a public Journal Finder. Earlier this year, the pilot successfully concluded, and the collaboration has now been taken into operation based on the learning phase.
In 2020, the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen, the Royal Danish Library, and ChronosHub joined forces in a new collaborative pilot project to ensure compliance. The collaboration enabled researchers at the University of Copenhagen to easily identify journals compliant with institutional agreements and their funders’ open access publishing requirements.
After a successful pilot phase with many learnings along the way, the Journal Finder has now been made public for all university employees. The public journal finder improves the authors’ experience and guarantees compliance with their funders and institutions’ publishing policies.
The Journal Finder includes more than 45,000 journals and authors can indicate their funding source(s) and see which journals offer a compliant route. 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.
About Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Denmark’s largest science research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 BSc and MSc students in 12 departments and the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The Faculty has an annual budget of DKK 3 billion.
The Faculty’s most important task is to contribute to solving the major challenges facing the rapidly changing world with increased pressure on, among other things, natural resources and significant climate change, both nationally and globally. At the same time, the Faculty must contribute to generating economic growth and, thus, ensure our welfare in society. This must take place in close cooperation with the business community and public authorities, organizations and other universities, both in Denmark and abroad.
About the Royal Danish Library
The Royal Danish Library is the national library of Denmark and the university library of the University of Copenhagen. In 2017 it merged with the State and University Library in Aarhus to form a combined national library. It is among the largest libraries in the world and the largest in the Nordic countries. Copenhagen University Library supports 5000 researchers and 39.000 students and provides world-class services and access to digital and physical information and modern learning- and study facilities.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, ChronosHub is an online platform that meets the need of all stakeholders in the research community: researchers, funders, institutions, and publishers. It enables researchers to easily identify journals that are compliant with their organization’s publishing requirements and helps funders & research institutions manage their publishing mandate compliance and repository submissions while providing unique reporting and insight without the burden of costly administration.