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RightsLink for Open Access

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RightsLink® for Open Access from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a robust web-based service designed to aid publishers in the collection and management of their article processing charges (APCs) and other publication-related fees. 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 charges, page charges, color charges, and more.

CCC’s next- generation platform streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, color charges, and more.

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

At every step, RightsLink for Open Access 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 experience; and access important transaction data required to run their businesses more effectively and more efficiently. Ongoing product development for RightsLink is informed by regular user groups, roundtables, thought leadership panels and information received from customers and partners who deal with Open Access every day.

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 Open Access.