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Tampere University automating its Open Access Management through ChronosHub

Copenhagen, Denmark – ChronosHub and Tampere University are proud to announce a collaboration to guide authors through the publishing process, making funder policies and open access (OA) agreements transparent and automating the management of article processing charges (APCs).  

As the first institution in Finland, Tampere University takes its OA management to the forefront by leveraging the ChronosHub platform. The platform supports an automated APC funding approval workflow by combining integrations with publishers, and AI-powered scanning of author-submitted acceptance letters and APC invoices. This provides Tampere with a single approval dashboard covering all articles across all publishers, with automated funding eligibility checks and full insights into its APC expenditure.  

The collaboration also includes support for the specific JUFO-ranking in Finland and the federative authentication service, Haka, as well as integration with Tampere’s current research information system (CRIS), Pure, from Elsevier. This ensures that all data on Tampere’s researchers and affiliations are automatically kept up to date on ChronosHub, and lays the foundation for automating repository deposits.     

“We are very pleased to welcome Tampere University onto the platform to unburden both researchers and library staff from the costly manual data collection and communication along the author journey,” says Christian Grubak, Founder & Co-CEO at ChronosHub.   

“The transition to OA is accelerating, and with that, the complexity for everyone involved in publishing. Here, at Tampere, we simply can no longer manage the administrative processes without a dedicated solution. After an in-depth evaluation of different options, we are very happy to have found ChronosHub. The platform provides us with a true hub, connecting our internal systems with external ones, and provides us with one place for a consolidated view and reporting, says Turkka Näppilä, Head of Services, Research Outputs & Open Science at Tampere University Library.  

ABOUT CHRONOSHUB Headquartered in Copenhagen, ChronosHub is an online platform meeting the needs of all stakeholders in the research community: funders, publishers, institutions, and researchers. ChronosHub supports authors to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent. Through a collaborative approach, ChronosHub streamlines the publishing workflow for publishers, funders, and institutions for effective APC management, funding policy compliance, automated repository deposits, and OA reporting. 

Contact Inquiries: Vivi Billesø vb@chronoshub.io | Web: Chronoshub.io | Twitter: @Chronoshub   

ABOUT TAMPERE UNIVERSITY Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences comprise the multidisciplinary Tampere Universities community, the second largest higher education community in Finland. Tampere Universities combines in a unique way research, academic education, university of applied science, and continuous learning. We offer Finnish- and English-language degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas not only to students working towards their first degree, but also to students interested in pursuing a higher degree. Tampere University Library is a key infrastructure for supporting internationally high-quality research and education in the Tampere Universities community.  by providing high-qualityresources and expert services. 

Contact Inquiries: Turkka Näppilä turkka.nappila@tuni.fi | Web: Tuni.fi | Twitter: @TampereUniLib   

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