Let your grantees focus their time on research and minimize administration. Through ChronosHub, you can drive Open Access by ensuring your grantees comply with your OA policy and automate their APC handling and reporting back on their research outputs. Not only does this make life easier for the grantees – it makes life easier for you as a funder as well.
ChronosHub guides your grantees to stay compliant with your policy, streamlines APC management, and can manage all payments of open access fees on behalf of you as a research funder. It’s easy to monitor compliance with your policy and access reports, open access metrics, and data on your grant outputs.
As a funder, you can make your policy and funding eligibility criteria clear and transparent to your grantees through ChronosHub’s Journal Finder already before manuscript submission.
Upon article acceptance, ChronosHub collects each article coming out of your grant funding directly from publishers and grantees and automatically checks the article for compliance with your policy and funding eligibility. ChronosHub streamlines the funding approval process as you can auto-approve articles that fulfill given criteria and only approve or reject articles in the grey zone.
Upon approval, ChronosHub takes care of all your APC payments. You can also see continuously up-to-date reports on all outputs and payments – for instance, for each of your grants at any given time, without having to ask your grantees for a report.
The ChronosHub Journal Finder (JF) includes about 45,000 journals. Authors can see for each journal what the compliant publishing options look like seen to their policy, and search and filter the journals based on subject categories, publishers, and many other criteria. The JF integrates data on APCs, publisher agreements, publishing options, and a lot of other journal information directly from publishers as well as Sherpa, DOAJ, and other sources. The JF can display its own results or, for cOAlition S funders, alternatively display the results from the Plan S Journal Checker Tool.
ChronosHub collects article data upon acceptance from across all publishers and checks any defined conditions seen to funder policies and ensures that these are complied with. ChronosHub ensures that the costs are minimized in that the funder and/or another institution picks up the bill if applicable, that the green open access route is taken rather than paying for hybrid, and that any publisher agreements are applied.
Invoices are received directly from publishers and the grantees from systems or via email. ChronosHub offers a game-changing technology to allow grantees to simply forward any invoices per email. These are automatically scanned and the data is structured in ChronosHub for automating the different funding eligibility checks. Your administrators can use the Approval Dashboard to release invoices for payment or set approvals to be done automatically if given criteria are met. ChronosHub administrates the actual payment directly to the publisher or as reimbursement to the grantee by withdrawing money from your deposit account on the platform.
Administrators have full access to reports and can download enriched meta-data on accepted and published articles along with their invoices, licenses, funding, publishers, journals, org units, etc. to monitor open access agreements, payments, compliance, and outputs across all associated dimensions. You can also access all your data through the ChronosHub API and make integrations with any desired systems.
To further facilitate for your grantees to stay compliant with your policy, you can offer them an automated deposit of their full text into Zenodo as a broad and general repository. ChronosHub can systematically collect the right full-text version from publishers and authors and, upon grantee confirmation, automatically deposit it.