RightsLink Author

Simplify the Transition to Open Access

With the September 2018 announcement from the European Commission of ‘Plan S,’ and the looming deadline of 1 January 2020 for many global Horizon 2020 initiatives, scholarly publishers face increasing pressure to adapt their Open Access (OA) publishing models as well as to fund publishing activities and the infrastructure required to work with authors, institutions and funders.

RightsLink® Author is a sophisticated e-commerce platform that facilitates the collection, management, and reporting of publication charges and delivers a shared platform with common workflows for authors and institutions across all CCC RightsLink® client publishers. RightsLink also offers common reporting for publishers and their institutional partners, increasing transparency around APC spend, pricing and discounts honored, and compliance with funder mandates. Watch the brief video below to learn more.

Solution Benefits

RightsLink Author enables you to automate the collection of OA publication charges, as well as charges for submission, page, color, custom cover, reprint and other value-added services. As a direct result, your publishing programs have the flexibility to diversify and test, build and support sustainable business models.

The OA Agreement Manager, a companion module to RightsLink Author, leverages your business rules to streamline and automate OA funding requests, enabling all stakeholders –publishers, institutions, and funders – to easily coordinate a first-rate author-centric experience complete with dashboards and detailed reporting for all parties. Watch a brief video about the OA Agreement Manager.

RightsLink Author helps you:

  • Manage author charges and discounts of all types
  • Streamline billing and collections
  • Establish a viable OA infrastructure
  • Test new business models
  • Accommodate individual, consortia- and national-level deals

Put CCC’s Open Access Expertise to Work for You

The CCC team is comprised of publishing, information and technology specialists, including outside advisors, who focus on OA and the transformation of how knowledge is funded, accessed and shared.

We also bring together key OA stakeholders from the author, publisher, institution, funding and vendor communities through roundtables, panel events, webinars, podcasts, and published material. CCC is a member of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) and a Sustaining Member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

Click on the links for a look at our blog posts and podcasts on Open Access.

Contact us to learn more about RightsLink Author.