Copyright Clearance Center shares “Get Smart About Plan S” panel from Frankfurt Book Fair during International Open Access Week

(23 October 2018, Danvers, Mass.) Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, is sharing results from its “Get Smart About Plan S” program from the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018.

Panelists were Tim Britton, Managing Director of the Open Research Group, Springer Nature; Malavika Legge, Acting Director of Publishing, Portland Press; and David Ross, Executive Publisher for Open Access, Sage Publishing. CCC’s Rightsholder Sales Director, Chuck Hemenway, moderated the discussion. For a full transcript from the panel, click here.

CCC also recently hosted a “pop-up” webinar in early October featuring Open Access expert Rob Johnson, founder and director of the UK’s Research Consulting. Johnson offered a 30-minute crash course full of details and insights about Plan S.

Plan S is one of the most important developments in OA publishing since the Finch Report. Announced in September, Plan S is an initiative of cOAlition S, a consortium launched by the European Research Council and major national research agencies and funders from 12 European countries. It puts pressure on OA publishing business models by capping article fees, ending embargoes, and withdrawing support for “hybrid” OA journals.

CCC is monitoring Plan S and will work closely with all parties to address the accelerated transition to Open Access publishing. As business models and workflows evolve, CCC supports the collaboration of industry stakeholders by creating forums and tools that promote sustainable, transparent, and streamlined practices.

CCC is an active partner in the information industry’s transition from subscription content to hybrid and pure open access content. The company has built RightsLink Author, the leading industry solution for managing Open Access and related publication charges. For years it 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 STM (International Association of STM Publishers).

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright 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 is integrated, accessed, and shared while setting the standard for effective copyright solutions that accelerate knowledge and power innovation. CCC is headquartered in Danvers, Mass. and has offices across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit

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