Copyright Clearance Center signs agreement with the Chinese Medical Association

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announces an agreement with the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the largest medical journal publisher in China.

The CMA joins Science Press, the Journal of Chinese Integrated Medicine, Beijing Forestry University and Baishibeng Publishing Group as Chinese publishers using CCC’s core services, the Annual Copyright License and Pay-Per-Use Services, for the licensing of their content. Among CMA’s 126 titles are the Chinese Medical Journal and the National Medical Journal of China.

“When rights holders license their content through CCC, they maintain total control and gain insight into how their content is reused, made available for reuse,” said Miles McNamee, VP, Licensing and Business Development, CCC. “Our solutions simplify the licensing process, making it easier for content users to obtain and pay for the permissions they need.”

CMA and other participating rights holders also have access to RightsCentral, a secure online reporting and communications hub that helps manage rights, update pricing, respond to permission requests and track content usage.

CMA is a non-profit registered academic and commonweal corporate body voluntarily formed by Chinese medical science and technology professionals. Established in 1915, it now has a membership of about 500,000, publishes 126 medical journals, and has 84 specialty societies under its umbrella, covering all medical fields.

CCC has also announced the launch of Open Access Solutions which includes secure tools for managing author publication charges, as well as colour charges, page charges and reprint orders. Both authors and publishers have 24/7 access to these tools, including reporting and customer service. For more details visit

(ACCESS 83, December 2012)