May 4, 2017 – Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global leader in content management, copyright licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, recently brought together a panel of global leaders to share perspectives, challenges and stakeholder requirements around the payment, management and reporting of Article Processing Charges (APCs) and related author payments. The panel featured publishing organizations with a focus on Open Access (OA) publishing, vendors, funding institutions and leading academic institutions.

“I was incredibly impressed with the commitment, energy and participation of all delegates in sharing their specific challenges and their willingness to discuss how we can work together to craft pragmatic solutions that will address the needs of all stakeholder groups,” commented Darren Gilgrass, CCC Director, Rightsholder Products and Services. “This event highlighted the need to include broad stakeholder participation in evolving this important area of publishing.”

The meeting was held at the Institute of Directors in London, and focused on two key themes:

  • The challenges and requirements of institutions and funders in reviewing, approving and reporting APC funding as activities and discussions around the 2020 Horizon framework unfold
  • The future direction of Open Access and the wider author services landscape

“This roundtable validated our thinking about our forthcoming suite of tools for institutions and funders and provided invaluable guidance for meeting the medium- and long-term needs of our stakeholders,” said Jennifer Goodrich, Product Management Director, RightsLink for Open Access. We look forward to continuing discussions at the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting and beyond.”

For more information, please contact:
Paulina Bucko
fama PR for CCC

Kristen Noonan
Senior Manager, External Communications, Copyright Clearance Center

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright, information management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by harnessing information from a wide variety of data sources and content assets.