Press release

Copyright Clearance Center and ScholarOne Optimize Integrated Solution for Managing Article Processing Charges

Sponsored by Businesswire

Clearance Center, Inc.
 (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright,
accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, and the
Web of Science Group’s ScholarOne
, which provides comprehensive
workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and
conferences, announce enhancements to the ScholarOne-RightsLink®

The integration enables publishers to use the rich author, journal and
manuscript metadata in ScholarOne to power the automated, data-driven
RightsLink Author workflow for managing the collection and reporting of
Article Processing Charges (APCs). With this update, ScholarOne users
can now license CCC’s RightsLink Author Agreement Manager module to
manage “read and publish” and other transformative publishing agreements.

ScholarOne passes manuscript metadata to RightsLink Author at various
stages in the production lifecycle to inform pricing and discounts and
automatically prompt authors to pay the appropriate APCs. ScholarOne
displays payment links and transaction status to authors throughout the
ScholarOne workflow. ScholarOne publishers can leverage the integration
with RightsLink Author to support hybrid and Gold Open Access journals,
reflect agreements with single institutions or consortia, and implement
existing and emerging agreements, whether partnership, read and publish,
or transformative agreements.

RightsLink Author offers publishers of all sizes immediate access to the
sophisticated software infrastructure and staff expertise needed to
seamlessly automate the processing, invoicing, reporting, collection and
management of publication charges. It delivers a shared platform with
common workflows for authors and institutions across all RightsLink
Author client publishers, giving authors an easy and familiar experience
when processing APCs, regardless of publisher.

“Web of Science Group and CCC have enjoyed a very successful partnership
for many years,” said Josh Dahl, Director of Product for ScholarOne, Web
of Science Group. “We’ve worked closely together to identify areas to
optimize our integration for publishers. Our joint customers can take
full advantage of all the features of ScholarOne and RightsLink Author
with the latest tools for managing offsetting and read and publish
agreements between publishers and their customers, including
institutions and funders.”

“New Open Access business models in publishing have created complexities
for everyone,” said Gretchen Gasser-Ellis, Vice President and Managing
Director, Publishing Solutions, CCC. “The ScholarOne-RightsLink Author
integration is a terrific example of how industry leaders are
collaborating to enable the evolving Open Access infrastructure.”

RightsLink Author supports publishers and their customers with a
world-class, trusted solution that offers:

  • Author-centric workflow that leverages standard author, institution,
    and manuscript metadata.
  • Automated billing payable in seven currencies by credit card, wire,
    check, or money order, followed by auto-dunning.
  • Seamless integration with customers’ current technology ecosystems,
    including manuscript management, production, finance, and membership
  • Dynamic pricing and discount rules at the publisher, journal, and
    article-type level.
  • Detailed reporting for all parties in real time from a central source.
  • Global, award-winning customer service available by email, phone, and
    live chat.
  • Continuous updates and platform enhancements.

CCC is an active partner in the information industry’s transition from
subscription content to hybrid and pure Open Access content. For years,
CCC has brought together key Open Access stakeholders from the author,
publisher, institution, funding and vendor communities through
roundtables, panel events, webinars, podcasts, and published pieces. CCC
is a member of OASPA
(Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association), ALPSP
(Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) and SSP
(Society of Scholarly Publishing).

Clearance Center (CCC)
builds unique solutions that connect content
and rights in contextually relevant ways through software and
professional services. CCC helps people navigate vast amounts of data to
discover actionable insights, enabling them to innovate and make
informed decisions. CCC, with its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus,
collaborates with customers to advance how data and information are
integrated, accessed, and shared while setting the standard for
effective copyright solutions that accelerate knowledge and power
innovation. CCC is headquartered in Danvers, Mass., with offices across
North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit

About the Web of Science Group
The Web of Science Group
organizes the world’s research information to enable academia,
corporations, publishers and governments accelerate the pace of
research. It is powered by the Web of Science – the world’s largest
publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform. Its
many well-known brands also include Converis, EndNote, Kopernio,
Publons, ScholarOne and the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
The ‘university’ of the Web of Science Group, ISI maintains the
knowledge corpus upon which the index and related information and
analytical content and services are built; it disseminates that
knowledge externally through events, conferences and publications and it
carries out research to sustain, extend and improve the knowledge base.
The Web of Science Group is a Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE: CCC;
CCC.WS) company.