Copyright Clearance Center Launches New OA Agreement Manager to Automate and Streamline Funding of APCs
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"At the center of the OA Agreement Manager is a suite of tools enabling publishers to set up, manage, and track special billing profiles that reflect the terms of their OA agreements with their partner funders or institutions. Supporting many different types of offsetting arrangements, these tools make it possible for publishers to honor these business rules without compromising the author’s user experience, and likewise minimize the manual work required of all stakeholders. Early notifications of accepted manuscripts and an online dashboard enriched with information necessary for prompt approval of funding requests, better enable funders and institutions to advise authors throughout the APC payment process. Authors benefit directly from an automated, rules-driven workflow that removes common obstacles related to licensing, billing and tax requirements. Additionally, single-source, detailed reporting increases transparency for all parties."