Use the end-to-end platform, only some modules, or integrate selected data and capabilities within your own systems.
The journal finder includes 30,000+ 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 will be based on any institutional agreements between the publisher and the author’s organization.
APC & Compliance Management
Upon acceptance of an article, Chronos receives the invoice from the publisher, and then automatically checks the article for compliance with the funders’ and institutions’ publishing policies. Once the article is compliant (e.g. includes a DOI, has the correct license, etc.), Chronos carries out the payment of the APC and any other publishing fees. To facilitate that, Chronos can make use of deposit accounts for institutions, funders, and publishers, and then easily manage payments in different currencies.
OA Reporting & Analytics
As articles get submitted and travel through the process until they are published and start to attract citations, Chronos enables its administrators to continuously have access to all the data and analytics, including outputs per grant, org unit, subject area, OA type, etc. over time and including all amounts (APCs, discounts, pages charges, etc.).
Repository Deposit Management
For any published articles, Chronos can automatically make deposits into PubMed Central, and institutions can use the Chronos API to pull out any information to populate local systems, including their Institutional Repository, to avoid bothering the researchers.
Take a closer look
Technology & features
- Multi-tenant. Chronos offers each institution, funder, and publisher its own space on the platform. Colors, logo, content, and workflows are individual.
- Direct submission. Chronos serves to automate workflows and is therefore integrated with a multitude of systems, including the main journal submission systems, like ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, E-Journal Press, etc. covering the majority of the 30,000 journals in Chronos.
- Publication scan & metrics. As researchers sometimes make their submissions directly to the publishers, without going through Chronos, most publishers send information directly to Chronos upon acceptance. Additionally, Chronos collects information on potentially missed articles, completes the meta-data and includes metrics from PubMed, MS Academic, Lens.org, Unpaywall, and CrossRef.
- Reuse & dissemination. Chronos is directly integrated with repositories, pre-print servers, and similar initiatives to increase the dissemination of the publications (e.g. PubMed Central, psyArXiv, Centre of Open Science (COS), and APA).
- Authentication. Users can be authenticated directly by Chronos, ORCID, or through the institution’s login server.
- API & Custom Integrations. Partners can use the Chronos API to integrate with local systems, including login servers, finance systems, and institutional repositories. This also includes the possibility to integrate capabilities like the journal finder, compliance checking, and data for reporting into other local systems.
What Our Members Say
“We are very much looking forward to the results of our pilot project. If successful, it will add a key new service, the management of publishing costs, to our portfolio of consortial services. Keeping all read & publish costs transparent and in check gives our members the peace of mind required for the Open Science transformation.”
– Patrick Peiffer, Head of Digital Library Consortium dep., National Library of Luxembourg (BnL)
“For some reason, all problems go away when I contact Chronos. It’s magic. Thank you for making my life easier.”
– Johannes Lehmann, researcher at Cornell University
“The Chronos team has been very helpful and swift with contacting the publisher and answering all my questions. We really appreciate all the assistance as we attempt to navigate publishing open access!”
– Maureen Thomason, researcher at University of Washington