CCC is proud to sponsor the 2017 Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP). If you’re planning to be in Lisbon later in September, here are the CCC Team’s “can’t-miss” session selections. Mark your calendar!  We hope to see you there.

Roy Kaufman’s pick

WHAT   The Market for APCs: Stimulating Healthy Competition (Panel)

WHEN   Thursday, 21 September, 1:45 – 3:00 PM

WHO     Paul Peters, CEO, Hindawi; Mikael Laakso, Assistant Professor, Hanken School of Economics; Colleen Campbell, Partner Development, Open Access 2020 – Max Planck Digital Library

WHY      This panel, by focusing on the APC market, is all about sustainability of the OA future, and the closely related issue of compliance. It is clear that business models are still in  state of flux in the OA space. Paul Peters, the CEO of Hindawi (and Chair of OASPA), has developed and grown one of today’s most successful publishers. Coleen Campbell of the Max Planck Digital Library has been leading funder efforts to simplify payment of APCs and to ease challenges around compliance with mandates. Combined with Mikael Laasko, whose study of APC businesses has applied rigor to the market, this panel should prove to be useful and thought provoking.

Kurt Heisler’s pick

WHAT   The Current State of OA: A Funder’s Perspective (Keynote)

WHEN  Thursday, 21 September, 3:00 – 3:45 PM

WHO     Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research, Wellcome Trust

WHY     Research funders play a critical and expanding role within the OA ecosystem, with Wellcome Trust alone responsible for a current portfolio of 3,500+ research grants worth £3.9 billion. Beyond simply underwriting science, the open sharing of research outputs has become a high priority for funders, with the aim of accelerating the pace of discovery, encouraging reproducibility, and closing information-sharing gaps. As part of this active commitment, funders are increasingly focused on developing author-facing policies that cover considerations ranging from article and data / code access to reuse and compliance. However, the resulting array of bespoke mandates has made it challenging for authors to successfully navigate the landscape. Authors, funders and publishers need a frictionless, seamless workflow. Undoubtedly, Robert Kiley’s keynote address will shed valuable insight on what funders have gotten right in the sphere of OA, where there’s more work to be done, and what the future holds for all OA publishing stakeholders.

Chuck Hemenway’s pick

WHAT   Connecting and Aligning Stakeholders for Efficient APC Management (Show & Tell)

WHEN  Wednesday, 20 September, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

WHO     Chuck Hemenway, Business Development Director, Copyright Clearance Center

WHY     Institutional arrangements for APCs have been creating increased strain in the workflow for authors as well as funders and libraries.  Sorting out license requirements, VAT, and compliance basics are compounded by manual processes to support offsetting and special billing arrangements that don’t scale.

Come learn about how CCC is working closely with funders and institutions to solve key aspects of the disruption facing OA stakeholders today. We’ll share our findings on what standard metadata should be shared across parties in order to:

  • Simplify the author’s payment workflow
  • Provide early notification of manuscript acceptance to authors and their institutions
  • Enable authors to seek automated funding approval from their institutions and funders
  • Enable institutions and funders to view and act upon funding requests
  • Provide aggregated payment options that honor pre-arranged contracts between publishers and institutions or funders
  • Deliver common reporting from a single source of truth to all parties


Author: Kurt Heisler

Kurt Heisler is Director of Sales, Publisher, for Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). He has been with CCC for over 10 years and is responsible for helping publishers find efficiency through automation, technology and market-wide collaboration. His primary focus is the market-wide adoption of the RightsLink® platform, and the exploration of new efficiencies and revenue opportunities for publishers. 

Author: Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for CCC. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Author’s Guild, and the editorial board of UKSG Insights. Kaufman also advises the US Government on international trade matters through membership in International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 13 – Intellectual Property and the Library of Congress’s Copyright Public Modernization Committee. He serves on the Executive Committee of the of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA) Board. He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. He is a Chef in the Scholarly Kitchen and has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, artificial intelligence, metadata, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Kaufman is Editor-in-Chief of "Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet" and author of two books on publishing contract law. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School.

Author: Chuck Hemenway

Chuck Hemenway is Director, Publisher Solutions for CCC. He has been at the company for over 20 years and is responsible for helping publishers find efficiency through automation, technology, and market-wide collaboration. His primary focus is the market-wide adoption of the RightsLink platform, and the exploration of new efficiencies and revenue opportunities for publishers.
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