Copyright Clearance Center Announces Next Generation RightsLink® for Open Access Platform

Flexible Solution Ensures Seamless Management of Author Charges While Balancing the Needs of All Stakeholders

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced its next generation RightsLink® for Open Access platform.

The rapid growth of Open Access (OA) has introduced new complexities into scholarly and scientific publishing. As the OA opportunity evolves publishers need efficiency and flexibility, authors and institutions need a smooth and easy process for paying OA and other charges, and funders need proof of compliance with their policies.

CCC’s nimble and configurable platform addresses these needs by streamlining the entire author fee transaction, ensuring critical research gets published as quickly as possible.
“For nearly ten years, many of the world’s largest publishers have used RightsLink to manage their author fees,” said Bill Neuman, CCC Vice President, Products. “We designed this next generation global solution based on what we’ve learned in the market, and the information received from customers and partners who deal with Open Access every day.”

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for OA charges, Article Processing Charges (APCs), page charges, color charges, and more. It integrates with publishers’ manuscript management and production systems, providing robust billing and collections services, priority customer service to authors, and detailed reporting to both publishers and authors. At launch, RightsLink for Open Access will have a deep integration with Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager, providing for seamless APC management from within the editorial workflow.

For an author, or a designee paying on behalf of an author, RightsLink for Open Access is an easy-to-use platform for submitting pre-publication charges. It offers accurate estimates for APCs and other fees upon manuscript submission, including discounts resulting from publisher-provided vouchers or waivers, and provides easy payment options at check-out.

Earlier this year, as part of its commitment to educating the market on the latest OA news and trends, CCC launched its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). CCC also recently welcomed more than 30 publishers and copyright leaders to London for a day of industry updates, panel presentations, and roundtable discussions, including keynote addresses from Dominic Young, CEO of the UK’s Copyright Hub, and Dr. Michael Jubb, Director of the Research Information Network.

CCC will be demonstrating the new platform at booth #21 at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting May 28-30 in Boston.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) builds unique solutions that connect content and rights in contextually relevant ways through software and professional services. CCC helps people navigate vast amounts of data to discover actionable insights, enabling them to innovate and make informed decisions. CCC, with its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, collaborates with customers to advance how data and information is integrated, accessed, and shared while setting the standard for effective copyright solutions that accelerate knowledge and power innovation. CCC is headquartered in Danvers, Mass. and has offices across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit www.copyright.com.