Integrated CCC, EJPress Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review System Streamlines Open Access Workflow, Saving Time and Resources

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has chosen to automate the collection and management of Article Processing Charges (APCs) through RightsLink® for Open Access from within its implementation of the EJPress online manuscript submission and peer review system. AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research.

AACR wanted to simplify the collection of APCs from its authors. By working with CCC to integrate RightsLink for Open Access into its existing manuscript workflow, AACR will provide authors a familiar yet streamlined experience for paying author charges.

EJPress (Patent #7,620,555B1) was developed by eJournalPress, which provides hand tailored software through continuous innovation and individualized customer support solutions in an effort to promote science and scholarly publishing.

RightsLink for Open Access is CCC’s next-generation platform that easily integrates with publishers’ manuscript management and production systems to automate the collection of Open Access and other author charges throughout the editorial workflow. As a result, editorial staff, can focus on working with authors and publication personnel to produce high-value content for subscribers and customers. RightsLink for Open Access also provides publishers with comprehensive billing and collections services, offers priority customer service to authors, and delivers detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.

“Integrating editorial workflows with APC payment workflows streamlines the steps required of authors. This streamlining is essential to achieving author satisfaction given that Open Access puts new responsibilities on authors for paying and tracking APCs,” said Jennifer Goodrich, Director, Product Management, CCC. “RightsLink’s integration into the EJPress workflow will enable AACR to do just that.”

To provide the latest information on Open Access, CCC collaborates with the Association ofLearned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) for its Open Access Resource Center, which links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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.

About the American Association for Cancer Research

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 35,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in 101 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 25 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with nearly 19,300 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator
grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit

About eJournal Press

eJournalPress is focused on providing web-based technology solutions for the scholarly publishing community. The company was initially founded as a software consulting service assisting companies in designing, programming, and deploying software and mission critical systems. In 1999 eJournalPress utilized this skill set to work with journals and publishers creating a new generation of web-based software tools “EJPress” to support manuscript submission, tracking, and peer review. After the successful industry adoption of the EJPress system, in 2007 the company launched its Production Tracking System for customers who want a flexible, robust production tracking/content management system consistent with many of the advantages of our peer review system.