|[December 05, 2012]
Copyright Clearance Center Endorses Research Information Network Report
DANVERS, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
With government policy-makers and private funding agencies in the US, UK
and Europe mandating greater public access to published scientific
Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and
leading provider of licensing and content solutions, announced it
endorses the Research Information Network's call for cooperation among
funders, universities, and publishers. CCC has been helping publishers
improve the author experience with respect to the collection of article
processing charges for over five years, and welcomes efforts towards
standardization and transparency.
The UK-based Research
Information Network (RIN) issued a report
last week urging stakeholders to "work together to ensure that progress
… is as smooth as possible toward creating the systems and processes
that enable the payment of 'Open Access' article processing charges
(APCs), while meeting the costs of publication." The Wellcome
Trust and Joint
Information Systems Committee (JSC) commissioned the RIN study on
behalf of the Open
Access Implementation Group. In the
paper, author Michael Jubb specifically identified several "core"
functionalities that publishers and funders should require of any APC (News - Alert)
"Mr. Jubb has delivered a straight-forward action plan for publishers
and funders at a critical moment in the evolution of Open Access
publishing," said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures, CCC.
"We have extensive experience helping publishers manage a range of OA
models through our RightsLink®
platform, and already provide the "core" functionalities identified in
the report. Our results demonstrate that publishers can encourage
compliance with funding agency requirements even as they implement
customized pricing rules, licenses and messaging for their OA journals
and other works. This is precisely where Jubb places his most emphatic
concern - on facilitating and standardizing workflow among authors,
publishers, funders and universities."
Open Access Solutions include secure tools for managing author
publication charges, as well as color charges, page charges and reprint
orders. RightsLink users have 24/7 access to these tools, including
reporting and customer service.
CCC makes it easier for publishers to charge different Open Access fees
pre-publication based on variables such as author
affiliation/membership, funding source and journal type; communicates
publisher-specific reuse rights post-publication to users seeking
permissions for all content, including Open Access articles; captures
valuable data about user interest in and reuse of publishers' Open
Access publications; and provides the ability for publishers to add
RightsLink to their content wherever it resides online, even in
third-party repositories such as HighWire
With over 30 years of experience, CCC is the rights licensing expert and
a copyright thought leader, using this expertise to create smart
licensing solutions that make copyright work for everyone.
About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing experts, is a
global rights broker for the world's most sought-after materials,
including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines,
movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a
not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify
the access and licensing of content and let businesses and academic
institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected
materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the
use of their works.
We make copyright work. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.
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