Leading International Publisher to Use RightsLink® for Open Access to Streamline Entire Author Fee Transaction Process

Danvers, Mass. – SAGE, a leading international publisher of journals, books, and digital media for academic, educational, and professional markets, has chosen the RightsLink® for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

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 driven by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. SAGE authors will be prompted to pay any charges due from within the editorial workflow, making the experience as seamless as possible.

“SAGE made it clear that speed-to-market was a critical factor in its choice to go with CCC,” said Darren Gillgrass, Director, Product Management, Rightsholder Products and Services, CCC. “As a highly configurable platform, RightsLink for Open Access was able to meet SAGE’s timeline requirement for its initial rollout while still providing a branded solution that reflects SAGE’s unique Open Access pricing and discount rules.”

“We needed to move fast because of a considerable expansion of the number of Open Access articles we needed to process,” said David Ross, Executive Publisher for Open Access, SAGE Publications. “SAGE selected CCC and its RightsLink for Open Access solution because the platform’s configuration is responsive and agile.”

Ross will be a panelist for “You Made the Move to Open Access: What’s Next for Your Business,” CCC’s presentation at the London Book Fair on Tuesday, 14 April, 16:00 – 17:00 in The Faculty. CCC is located at Stand 7C16.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center, a collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The Open Access Resource 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 SAGE

Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston. www.sagepub.com