SAGE Publishing and Aptara announce a technology partnership to collect open access article -processing charges

Falls Church, VA, May 1, 2019 – Aptara has partnered with SAGE Publishing to provide an integrated SAGE-branded online platform to collect open access (OA) Creative Commons licenses and article processing charges.

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. Being able to adapt to each publisher’s unique workflows, peer review, and production systems and collection categories are critical, especially in this fast-changing OA landscape.

SAGE Publishing Vice President & CTO John Shaw said, “Partnering with Aptara will result in a platform to help us improve the experience of the scholarly publishing process for our authors and their funding institutions by supporting our existing OA Prepaid Accounts and ensuring funder license compliance, among other features. We chose Aptara because they were able to provide a customizable, agile, and cost-effective solution for our needs.”

“At Aptara, we’re focused on new technology-led solutions, from Machine Learning and AI within the content lifecycle to meeting custom publisher needs with SciPris,” said Samir Kakar, President of Aptara. “We are delighted to be partnering with SAGE, a global publisher with experience in a broad range of disciplines, to compete in a complex and fast-moving OA landscape.”

About SAGE

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 900 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melbourne.

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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