Three More STM Publishers Select Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® Platform to Handle Article Publishing Charges for Open Access Articles

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, and IWA Publishing Ride Next Wave of Value-Added Author Services

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Bone & Joint Publishing, and  IWA Publishing have chosen to manage Article Publishing Charges (APCs) for their Open Access publications using CCC’s RightsLink® platform.

RightsLink streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a unique pricing, discount and business rules engine.

AIAA is the premier provider of information on aerospace technology, engineering, and science.  Its titles document the most important developments and the latest research in air and space history.  Its publications make possible the exchange of technical knowledge and information among aerospace professionals.

Bone & Joint Publishing is the publishing imprint of The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, a not-for-profit charity formed in 1953 to advance and improve education in orthopedic surgery and allied branches of surgery.  The Society owns and publishes The Bone & Joint Journal, Bone & Joint Research and Bone & Joint 360.  The Society also publishes EFFORT Open Reviews and the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics.

As a leading international publisher of water, wastewater and environmental publications, IWA Publishing offers a high-quality, cost-effective service with information delivery in both print and digital format, providing researchers and professionals with up-to-date and authoritative resources.  IWA Publishing publishes 13 impact-factor journals within the field including Water Science and Technology and Hydrology Research.

“RightsLink helps large, mid-size, and small publishers simplify the complexity in open access publishing for authors, their institutions, and their funders,” said Jennifer Goodrich, Director of Product Management, CCC.  “We believe that publishers can use RightsLink to grow and prosper in today’s author-centric publishing environment, which provides a best-in-class experience for authors throughout the article production process.”

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).  The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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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 subsidiary RightsDirect, 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. with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit