Brill Selects Copyright Clearance Center to Manage Article Processing Charges for Four New Open Access Publications

Brill, a leading international scholarly publisher, 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 recently launched, international Open Access journals: Brill Open Biology, Brill Open Humanities, Brill Open Law, and Brill Open Social Sciences.

Brill Open offers authors the choice to make research freely accessible online in exchange for a publication charge to comply with funding mandates or university requirements. Brill is committed to offering authors multiple Open Access models if they choose to publish in one of Brill’s numerous book series or growing list of fully Open Access journals.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, color charges, and more, giving publishers a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. Brill authors will be prompted to pay any charges due from within its editorial workflow since Brill is leveraging the deep integration between Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager and RightsLink for Open Access.

“RightsLink for Open Access makes it easy for an author or his/her designee to submit APCs to Brill,” said Darren Gillgrass, Director, Product Management, Rightsholder Products and Services, CCC. “RightsLink streamlines an otherwise complicated process by providing authors accurate estimates for APCs and other fees at the manuscript submission stage, including discounts, and then by making it easy to submit payments upon manuscript acceptance.”

“Implementing RightsLink for Open Access will help us remain agile as our Open Access business model evolves,” said Sam Bruinsma, Vice President, Business Development & Electronic Publishing, Brill. “In particular, the flexible nature of the RightsLink platform will allow Brill to add hybrid journals and Open Access books in a phased approach.”

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), which curates links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.