STM Society Publisher Founded by Marie Curie to Use RightsLink® for Open Access to Streamline Entire Author Fee Transaction Process

Danvers, Mass. – EDP Sciences, the international STM society publisher based in Paris and founded by renowned scientists such as Marie Curie, has chosen to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications by using the RightsLink® for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, color charges, and more, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. Working with EDP Sciences’ manuscript management and production systems through CCC’s integration with Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager, the platform allows scholarly publishers to collect APCs seamlessly from within the Editorial Manager workflow. This provides EDP Sciences authors an easy-to-use platform for submitting publication charges.

“EDP Sciences is the first French publisher on the RightsLink for Open Access platform,” said Jennifer Goodrich, Director of Product Management, RightsLink for Open Access, CCC. “Although Open Access is often considered from US and UK perspectives, it is a global phenomenon and we are committed to supporting STM publishers throughout the world.”

“Through offering RightsLink, EDP Sciences meets the needs of its international academic market,” said Agnès Henri, Publishing Director at EDP Sciences. “Our authors won’t have to waste time through administrative tasks anymore. In addition, it will allow funding agencies to follow their budgets in real time.”

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.

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 EDP Sciences

EDP Sciences is a not-for-profit publisher, established in 1920, belonging to learned societies with a mission to participate in the dissemination of important research that accelerates scientific progress and cross-fertilisation of ideas of the society in general. EDP Sciences publishes 60 scientific journals in the physical sciences, astronomy, applied mathematics, engineering, life sciences and health.