BMJ Implements Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® for Open Access Solution

Leading Medical Knowledge Provider to Utilize RightsLink® for Open Access to Manage Article Processing Charges for Its Publications

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and Open Access solutions that make copyright work for everyone, announces that BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, has selected CCC’s RightsLink® for Open Access to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

BMJ (formerly BMJ Group) advances healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences, outcomes and value.

“RightsLink for Open Access enables scholarly and academic publishers to quickly and effectively execute APCs as well as page and color changes, submission fees and author reprints,” said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, CCC.  “By implementing RightsLink for Open Access for its publications, BMJ will reduce costs, increase operational efficiency to help grow its business, and improve author satisfaction.”

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardization and transparency. It recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, working with its members on issues such as collecting APCs and Open Access-aware licensing. The not-for-profit, named one of “10 to Watch” by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, recently endorsed the Research Information Network’s call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers.

CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organizations such as the National Information Standards Organization on creating standards related to Open Access.

About BMJ

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About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC drives market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright. With its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, CCC provides solutions for millions of people from the world’s largest companies and academic institutions.