Open access publishing through Chronos

Open access publishing with Gates
Open access is of great importance to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to allow for rapid and broad dissemination and for accelerating innovation. Accessible and open articles and underlying data are key for that. To ensure compliance with the BMGF’s Open Access Publishing Policy and to reduce the administrative burden of the publication process, the BMGF has developed two online publication services: Chronos and Gates Open Research.  

Chronos
The BMGF developed Chronos, an online publication service which went into full effect this year. Gates-funded researchers can make use of this service to reduce the administrative burden of the publication process and to ensure compliance with the BMGF’s Open Access Publishing Policy. In return for compliance, Chronos takes care of the publication fee payment.

How does it work?
When you have an article ready, you can log on to Chronos and be prompted with a search board to find journals appropriate for your article. For every journal, an indication is provided of its compliance with the BMGF’s Open Access Publishing Policy. After selecting a journal, the necessary information and files can be uploaded and submitted based on the requirements of that specific journal. The article is then registered in Chronos and followed to the journal publisher for their peer review process. Upon acceptance, Chronos takes full responsibility to (1) pay any publication fee required directly to the publisher, to (2) confirm that the article is published and that it is freely available under the correct license terms, to (3) overview submission of the article into PubMed Central, and to (4) share the publication with grant colleagues and the Gates Foundation staff responsible for supervising the grant.

Open access
Chronos: https://chronos.gatesfoundation.org/
Gates Open Research: https://gatesopenresearch.org/

Gates Open Research
This service enables Gates-funded researchers to publish any research outputs they want to share. The output is published right away, enabling immediate viewing and citation. The editorial team of Gates Open research then selects expert referees to peer review the output, and their names and comments are published alongside the output.

Eva Thuijsman, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

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