One of the chief issues that creates underlying buzz in the book industry involves copyright, specifically open access. It’s the issue that no one wants to talk about until there’s an intellectual property theft, or until research paid for with public tax dollars isn’t available to teams of researchers elsewhere.
The Copyright Clearance Center, one of the leading organizations that provides content solutions surrounding copyright issues, announced today that it has launched the next generation RightsLink for Open Access. This launch will help provide a seamless solution for author compensation where open access is concerned.
“For nearly ten years, many of the world’s largest publishers have used RightsLink to manage their author fees,” said Bill Neuman, CCC Vice President, Products. “We designed this next generation global solution based on what we’ve learned in the market, and the information received from customers and partners who deal with Open Access every day.”
“RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for OA charges, Article Processing Charges (APCs), page charges, color charges, and more. It integrates with publishers’ manuscript management and production systems, providing robust billing and collections services, priority customer service to authors, and detailed reporting to both publishers and authors. At launch, RightsLink for Open Access will have a deep integration with Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager, providing for seamless APC management from within the editorial workflow.”
This launch follows the earlier initiative in which CCC, as part of its commitment to educating the market on the latest OA news and trends, launched its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).