Bentham Science taking a lead on Open Access management through Chronos Hub
Bentham Science takes its Open Access management to the forefront by becoming the first publisher to fully leverage Chronos Hub. The collaboration serves to improve the authors’ experience and guarantee compliance with their funders’ and institution’s publishing policies, as well as automating the payment and reporting processes.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with Bentham Science and offer all funders and institutions on Chronos Hub an integrated submission to their over 200 journals as well as the opportunity to publish under an Open Access License at discounted rates in Bentham’s journals as a new member benefit,” said Christian Grubak, CEO of Chronos Hub.
In line with the push towards Open Access (OA) and Plan S approaching, funders and research institutions are encouraging and mandating researchers to publish their findings in OA journals. This is, however, faced with many challenges for everyone involved. The collaboration between Chronos Hub and Bentham Science serves to address some of those key challenges, both for the authors and their institutions.
The authors can indicate their funding source(s) and directly see which of Bentham’s journals that offer a compliant route. The authors 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 any consortium or institutional agreements into account, including discounts and read & publish agreements. In addition, the authors get a smoother submission into Bentham’s journals as much of the information on the authors, grants and funders largely get prepopulated through Chronos Hub. This information will further be reused for automating the reporting and payment processes to offload administrative work for the authors.
For the institutions, they get access to an OA dashboard where they easily can accept or reject payments for each accepted article from authors at their institution. The institutions can even choose to become members on Chronos Hub and get a consolidated access to articles across all publishers. They can also make use of deposit accounts for easy payments in any currency. Furthermore, the institutions can access reports and data to monitor any financial transactions and auto-populate their own systems, like their local institutional repository.
“We are very excited about the collaboration with Chronos Hub”, says Faizan ul Haq, Marketing Director at Bentham Science. “This enables us to support all different OA business models in a flexible way as we transition towards more and more Open Access, and provide our authors and institutions with a peace of mind throughout the publishing process, knowing that they’ll stay compliant and have access to all data and analytics they need”.
About Chronos Hub
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Chronos Hub is an online platform supporting authors to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent. Through a collaborative approach, Chronos Hub streamlines the workflow for publishers, funders and institutions for an effective APC management, funding policy compliance and OA reporting.
About Bentham Science
Bentham Science is a science, technology, and medical (STM) publisher, providing academic researchers and industrial professionals with the latest information in diverse fields of science and technology. Bentham Science currently publishes more than 200 journals in both electronic and printed formats. These journals cover various disciplines in pharmaceutical research and development, medical subspecialties, engineering, technology, and social sciences. The journals are indexed in recognized indexing services, such as Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, and EMBASE.
Faizan ul Haq