RightsLink® Delivering Value-Added Author Services

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RightsLink® from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a robust web-based service designed to assist publishers in the collection and management of their article processing charges (APCs) and other author or publication-related fees pre-and post-publication. With the ability to integrate seamlessly into production and editorial workflows, including the leading manuscript management system providers, CCC’s next-generation platform streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access, page, color and other publication charges, author reprints, submission charges and more. Publishers are able to leverage this platform to offer their authors value-added services at any stage of the production workflow.

Powered by sophisticated rules and a robust pricing engine, RightsLink offers publishers flexible pricing and discount capabilities that facilitate customization, such as institution-specific pricing, membership discounts, geographically- or funder-aware discounts, and deposit or drawdown account support.

At every step, RightsLink automates processes to help ensure that critical research gets published as quickly as possible. With this platform, publishers can provide a best-in-class customer experience for their authors; implement agile business rules; reinforce their brand; and access important transaction data for use internally or to share with external stakeholders. Ongoing product development for RightsLink is informed by regular user groups, roundtables, thought leadership panels and market feedback from customers and partners whose mission it is to deliver high-quality author services.

Copyright Clearance Center has over 35 years of experience working with rightsholders and is globally recognized as a trusted partner within the publishing and author communities. Learn how CCC can help publishers gain the flexibility, scalability and predictability needed to address the challenges of collecting author fees.