Mark Allen Group and Aptara announce a partnership to collect open access article processing charges

Falls Church, VA, May 25, 2021 –

Aptara has partnered with Mark Allen Group to provide a branded online platform to collect open access (OA) charges in conjunction with Aries Editorial Manager peer review system.

Aptara’s SciPris platform automates the calculation of various publishing charges using customer- specific business rules, provides a user-friendly payment gateway, and gives publishers insight through alerts and custom reports. SciPris provides the needed agility, flexibility and self-service tools to experiment with new business models and react quickly to the ever evolving global marketplace. Being able to adapt to each publisher’s unique workflows, peer review and production systems and collection categories is critical, especially in this fast-changing OA landscape.

This platform is now tightly integrated with Aptara’s end-to-end journal production solution for issue management, editorial, composition and multi-channel content delivery.

Mark Allen Group’s Product Director, Tom Pollard, said, “In SciPris, we have found an APC platform that combines the flexibility we need to expand our OA offering with a pricing model that supports growth.”

“Aptara’s SciPris platform is built on an agreement-oriented architecture, allowing our customers to configure their OA/APC solution to current and future requirements”, said Samir Kakar, President of Aptara. “We are excited to be partnering with Mark Allen Group to streamline OA/APC collections during a time of great disruption in the STM publishing market.”

About Mark Allen Group

Mark Allen is a group of operating companies, including MA Healthcare, MA Business, MA Agriculture, MA Education, MA Exhibitions, MA Music Leisure & Travel and MA Dentistry Media.
Founded in 1985, the group has grown to be a global business with a team of over 400 talented people and a diverse portfolio of market-leading brands, digital products and events. Mark Allen’s focus is on providing high-quality content and information services to specialist business and consumer communities.

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About Aptara

Aptara enriches content for capitalizing on all digital mediums. Providing full content lifecycle production – from content creation and design, to new media enhancements, content technology solutions, and production for all mobile devices and platforms – Aptara develops innovative digital products that deliver content how, when, and where recipients want it. Serving the 10 largest publishers in the world, Aptara is a US-based company founded in 1988. Our over 4,000 professionals are deployed globally to help content providers create, enrich, publish, monetize, and manage their assets in the digital age.

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