CHORUS at Oxford University Press
CHORUS is a public-private partnership between publishers, libraries, research institutions and government funding agencies. It has been designed to provide a sustainable solution for delivering public access to research articles based on US federal funding. CHORUS takes advantage of existing technologies to provide authors with a simple compliance process.
In order to help journal authors comply with funder requirements, Oxford University press has added CHORUS functionality to our journals platform.
In order to comply with the public access funding policies outlined in the CHORUS initiative, authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. This ensures the article is tagged correctly with Crossref Funding Data Registry service, automatically allowing public access to the article either immediately on publication (if an open access fee is paid) or after the appropriate embargo period. CHORUS is able to support the integrity and sustainability of the scholarly research published by Oxford University Press. Compliance is managed through the use of simple tagging built into the submission process, and through partnerships with CLOCKSS and Portico (along with other archiving services). Authors will benefit from a reduction in time spent complying with funding agency requirements providing this information when submitting articles to journals. Further benefits include:
- Increased discoverability across common search engines for public funded research
- When searching online, readers will be directed to the best available version of your article
Authors submitting to a journal via ScholarOne or Editorial Manager are required to state during the submission process whether they have received funding or not and if they have, they will need to supply their funding information details. This is a mandatory question and must be completed prior to moving on to the next stage of article submission. For articles where there has been no funding given authors should indicate this.
ScholarOne example funding:
ScholarOne example no funding:
Editorial Manager example funding details:
Editorial Manager example no funding:
Authors submitting to a journal which does not currently use an online submission system should include their funding information in the article manuscript in order to comply with funding policy guidelines as set out by the CHORUS initiative.
The information gathered through this process will be used to help ensure authors are fulfilling their public mandate requirements.
Each funding agency has its own unique set of requirements for funded researchers and may require deposit of a version of the article with the agency. We encourage authors to work directly with their funders to ensure compliance with any requirements beyond those that journals are able to supply.
For societies & editors
In order to comply with the public access funding policies outlined in the CHORUS initiative, authors wishing to submit a paper to a journal published by Oxford University Press will be required to name their funding sources via a mandatory question as part of the submission process. This will ensure all articles are tagged correctly with Crossref Funding Data Registry service, automatically allowing public access to the article either immediately on publication (if an open access fee is paid) or after the appropriate embargo period. Through this process your authors will benefit from a selection of new tools that will help them remain in compliance with funding agency requirements.
As a result of this process our society partners and editors will benefit from improved discoverability of articles reporting on funded research, through common search engines as well as the CHORUS search application. The CHORUS initiative also provides direct search results to the best available version of the article on the publication site, where it can be freely accessed either immediately or after the agreed embargo period.
Please note this is a mandatory step in the submission process. All journals published by Oxford University Press are required to ask authors to supply their funding information (or state if there are none).