CUP Implements Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® for Open Access Solution

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation and leading provider of licensing and Open Access (OA) solutions, announces that Cambridge University Presshas selected CCC’s RightsLink® for Open Access to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

“RightsLink for Open Access enables scholarly and academic publishers to quickly and effectively execute APCs as well as page and color changes, submission fees and author reprints,” said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, CCC. “By implementing RightsLink for Open Access for its publications, Cambridge University Press will not only save time and money, but also enable its authors to place orders with confidence and ease.”

“CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access can be integrated with any journal production system and manuscript submission workflow,” said Simon Ross, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press. “This will streamline processes and increase efficiency for our customers, which include authors, institutions and research funders.”

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardization and transparency. It recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), working with its members on issues such as collecting Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Open Access-aware licensing. The not-for-profit, named one of “10 to Watch” by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, recently endorsed the Research Information Network’s call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers.

CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and, as part of its non-profit mission, works with organizations such as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on creating standards related to Open Access.