The American Chemical Society acquires ChronosHub, an open access management platform

    The American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to announce that ChronosHub is joining ACS as an independent subsidiary working alongside ACS Publications to enhance the publication experience for researchers.

    As an ardent supporter of authors and open science, it was a natural fit for ACS to invest in ChronosHub — an innovative open access (OA) management platform that streamlines publishing workflows and ensures effective collaboration between all stakeholders. Together, ACS and ChronosHub will develop a new state-of-the-art, OA-friendly publishing experience that will simplify the complexities of today’s scientific publishing environment.

    “We’re excited to partner with ChronosHub’s talented staff and leverage its innovative technology to deliver a superior author experience,” says ACS Publications President James Milne, Ph.D. “By providing researchers a straightforward path to publication, we can help ensure that their focus remains on the quality of their work and the pursuit of scientific discovery.”

    The supporting resources and expertise of ACS Publications will extend ChronosHub’s ability to provide innovative solutions to publishers, institutions and funders. ChronosHub will operate as an independent subsidiary with all customer data remaining protected and confidential behind a robust firewall between ACS and ChronosHub’s business functions.

    “The alignment of vision and mission between ACS and ChronosHub presents a compelling opportunity to deliver an outstanding author experience for all researchers,” says Christian Bork Grubak, Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of ChronosHub. “We’re delighted to engage with ACS Publications to continue promoting open science and maximizing automation to let researchers focus their time on research.”