Aries Systems and Copyright Clearance Center integrate platforms for enhanced Open Access solution

June 3, 2013, North Andover, MA, USA – Aries Systems Corporation, an industry-leading developer of workflow solutions for scholarly publishers, and Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and Open Access (OA) solutions, announce the integration of Aries’ Editorial Manager® manuscript submission and peer review tracking system and CCC’s RightsLink® for Open Access to provide seamless Article Processing Charge (APC) management.

This integration provides scholarly publishers with a seamless and friction-free way to process APCs within their workflows and adapt to new Open Access models as they emerge. Backed by Aries Systems and CCC, who have collectively served the scholarly and publishing industry for over six decades, this automated APC management solution fully integrates with scholarly content editorial and production workflows, thereby accelerating the publisher’s time to market, improving the author experience and minimizing the operational costs associated with managing author fees.

“We chose to work with CCC because of its strong and long-standing relationships with publishers, deep knowledge of the changing Open Access market and dynamic RightsLink platform,” said Lyndon Holmes, CEO and Founder of Aries Systems. “We believe the Aries-CCC integration is a powerful solution for publishers, authors, funders and institutions who need a robust Open Access solution.”

“CCC enjoys close, long-standing relationships with a wide range of journal publishers who have said they’re looking for integrated workflow solutions across the complete publishing lifecycle to ease the burdens on their own staffs and authors,” said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, CCC. “Our integration with Aries Systems responds directly to the needs of researchers, publishers and institutions in an effort to make Open Access transactions easier.”

Aries Systems was founded in 1986 with the mission to develop advanced software technologies that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of scholarly publishing. Its principal offerings include Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager™.

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardization and transparency.

About Aries
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing – from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.