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.