Let your researchers focus their time on research and minimize administration. Through ChronosHub, you can drive Open Access by ensuring your researchers comply with different OA policies and automate their APC handling, reporting back to funders and populating your CRIS or repository. Not only does this make life easier for the researchers – it makes life easier for you as librarian or research administrator as well.
Guide your researchers to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions.
Your branded journal finder makes it transparent to authors which publisher agreement conditions you’ve negotiated for each journal, and which publishing options the journal offers that are compliant with their funders’ policies. The authors can also do submissions through ChronosHub for many of the journals and save time through pre-populated forms.
Automate your APC management.
ChronosHub enables authors and administrators to submit invoices per email or get invoices directly from publishers. Through a fully automated process, invoices get scanned, ingested, structured and checked for funding eligibility, saving everyone from otherwise very time-consuming manual work. Approvals across all publishers are easily managed on a single dashboard with notifications to the authors, and payments supported through connected deposit accounts. All data is available for reporting and reuse.
Get on top of your publisher agreements.
Article metadata is ingested into the ChronosHub platform via different routes, providing institutions with a comprehensive overview of all their articles per agreement in one place. All data is directly available for reports and reuse. This puts the institution in the driver’s seat to manage quotas and negotiate better deals with publishers.
Automate the data population of your Institutional Repositories and CRIS-systems.
ChronosHub collects full-text (Author Accepted version of the Manuscripts or Version of Record depending on OA type) and meta-data from publishers and authors. This includes integrations with online sources and local systems, to unburden the researchers and administrators from the time-consuming data collection, entry and validation.
An important part of our vision is that our staff and students should thrive at Wits in that we drive innovation throughout the University, and excellence should underpin everything that we do. With ChronosHub, we have found the platform and partner we need to fulfill that promise seen to our publishing and reporting processes. Effective open access management is key to securing our researchers’ success in this rapidly evolving research ecosystem. It’ll save significant staff time, optimize our funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and keep our publishing expenditure under control.