Year Experience

About Appetence

We are a Solution Provider in STM Publishing, focusing on Open Access publishing activities and the transition to Open Access. Our solutions include implementation and customization of free, open source Tools. Our customers are publishers, institutions and funders.

  • Project supervision and implementation carried out from the Netherlands.
  • Dutch contact and contract.
  • Development center in Lviv, Ukraine.
  • Cost-efficient and lean.
  • We speak your language and translate it.
  • We work for many clients in Publishing.

Service Level Agreement

We discuss and describe the Basic, Standard or Premium Service Levels in an Agreement (SLA). 24/7 support possible.

Security-first architecture

We trust the AWS Cloud, but implement Security-first principles for your VPC’s and Applications.

Effective product development

Best-practices in terms of tooling, Agile working methods and DevOps procedures. We have it under control!

Flexible team

We enable the nearshored development center of Elitex and work with them for many years and for different clients.

System Integration

We have connectivity available with lots of relevant systems, but integrate with any system you require.

Global presence

We are based in Western and Eastern Europe, but work for clients all over the world.

Private Datastore

OA Switchboard connectivity

We help publishers integrate with OA Switchboard.


Custom Connector

Connect your editorial system, production, content distribution or commerce systems to the OA Switchboard.


Private Datastore

Add a Private Datastore to generate events & apply business rules, before connecting to OA Switchboard.


Persistent Identifiers

Manage and enrich Persistent Identifiers such as ROR, through smart matching or semi-automated process.

Publication Tracker

Publication Tracker

From submitted manuscript to published article

The transition to Open Access is adding even more complexity of multi-currency transactions as well introducing new actors like institutions and funders, who might also play a role in the financial settlement. A transaction is not a sequential workflow step. It runs on a more or less parallel track.

We have developed an easy to use tool called the Publication Tracker. It provides a flexible (meta)data store that captures “events” from different systems like your editorial system, production and content distribution systems, as well as any financial or payment systems.

Each event comes with metadata that will update the master record in the store. The Publication Tracker thus becomes an ultimate tool providing reporting capabilities across all your systems and workflows.

Event based metadata store

Event based metadata store

Connect your publishing workflows


Interoperability of systems

Starting point is an event-based architecture, where inbound connectors trigger events, or events trigger outbound connectors.


High quality metadata

Metadata is captured for every event, and stored in a central place to accommodate reporting across all your systems.


Simple workflows

We connect all your publishing workflows or extend with simple workflows triggered by specific events.

Meet the Team

We are a flexible team with relevant experience in publishing.

Contact us

Interested? Let’s make something great together.

Stade de Colombes 33, 1098 VS
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

+31 (0)23 205 0048