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Sage selects Copyright Clearance Center to manage APCs for open-access publications

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Sage Publications has chosen the RightsLink for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, to manage article processing charges (APCs) for its open-access publications.

RightsLink for Open Access is aimed at streamlining the entire author fee transaction for open access charges, page charges, colour 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 of product management for rightsholder products and services at 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.'

David Ross, executive publisher for open access at Sage Publications, said: 'We needed to move fast because of a considerable expansion of the number of Open Access articles we needed to process. Sage selected CCC and its RightsLink for Open Access solution because the platform’s configuration is responsive and agile.'