ChronosHub modules: Use the end-to-end platform, only some modules, or integrate selected data and capabilities within your own systems.
The journal finder includes 45,000+ journals and enables authors to indicate their funding source(s) and for each journal, see if it is compliant with the funder’s open access policies. For each journal, the author can also see what the APC or other conditions will be based on any OA agreements between the publisher and the author’s organisation.
The ChronosHub Journal Finder Beta is a community-driven initiative publicly available. Try it here and please provide feedback.
APC & Compliance Management
Upon acceptance of an article, ChronosHub receives the meta-data and/or the invoice from the publisher or the author, and then automatically checks the article for compliance with the funders’ and institution’s policies. Once the article is compliant (e.g. has the correct license, etc.), ChronosHub counts it towards the corresponding OA agreement automatically or carries out the payment of the publishing fees. To facilitate that, ChronosHub can make use of deposit accounts, and manage payments in different currencies.
OA Reporting & Analytics
As articles get submitted and travel through the process until they are published, ChronosHub enables its administrators to continuously have access to all the data and analytics, including outputs per journal, publisher, grant, org unit, subject area, OA type, etc. over time and including all amounts (APCs, discounts, pages charges, etc.) along with dedicated reports for OA agreement monitoring.
ChronosHub automates the collection of the Author Accepted version of the Manuscripts (AAM) to facilitate Green OA Management. For any of these articles, ChronosHub can automatically make deposits into the institution’s repository. The institution can also use the ChronosHub API to pull out any information to populate other systems, to unburden the researchers.
Technology & features
ChronosHub is a scalable platform provided as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Some of the key features are illustrated below.
Multi-tenant. ChronosHub offers each tenant (institution, funder, and publisher) its own environment on the platform. Colors, logo, content, and workflows can be specific to the tenant.
Direct submission. ChronosHub serves to automate workflows and is therefore integrated with a multitude of systems, including the most popular journal submission systems, like ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, E-Journal Press, etc. covering many of the 45,000 journals in ChronosHub.
Publication import. As researchers sometimes make their submissions directly to the publishers, without going through ChronosHub, many publishers send information directly to ChronosHub upon acceptance. Additionally, ChronosHub automatically collects information on potentially missed articles and completes the meta-data from the online sources PubMed, MS Academic, Lens.org, Unpaywall, and CrossRef.
Reuse & dissemination. ChronosHub is directly integrated with repositories, pre-print servers, and similar initiatives to increase the dissemination of the publications (e.g. psyArXiv, ORCID, DSpace, Pure, Converis, etc.).
Authentication. Users can be authenticated directly by ChronosHub, ORCID, or through the institution’s login server.
API & Custom Integrations. Partners can use the ChronosHub API to integrate with local systems, including institutional repositories, CRIS-systems, grants management systems, CRM, HR, Finance, etc. This includes all data, such as article meta-data, full texts, invoices, journal and agreement information. It is also possible to integrate many of the actual capabilities under the hood on your existing systems, like submissions, compliance checking, invoicing, etc.
Branded Journal Finder
An example of colours, logo, filters, publisher agreements and other content customized to a university working with ChronosHub.
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Free public Journal Finder
The public Journal Finder is free for anyone to use to check journals for funder compliance.
Example of ChronosHub’s reporting capabilities, where it flexibly can be filtered on time period, publishers, journals, org units, etc.