Last month, a report released by Research Consulting estimated the administrative cost to institutions for making articles OA via the gold route: around $130 per article (does not include publisher-side administrative costs). As OA activity increases, the research ecosystem needs to implement more streamlined and cost effective workflows.
Editorial Manager’s integration with RightsLink for Open Access makes managing APCs a snap for publishers and institutions. This powerful tool integrates discounts and funder license requirements into upstream estimates, drastically simplifying APC collection and reporting downstream. This solution is available today, and makes OA future more predictable and controllable.