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06.04.2020 | Industry News & Releases

Sage Publishing and Aptara Launch a Sophisticated Open Access Article-Processing Platform – the Sage Open Access Portal

The enhanced site is a customized solution based on Aptara’s SciPris platform.

June 4, 2020 – Falls Church, VA – Aptara and SAGE Publishing continue to expand their partnership with the formal launch of the SAGE Open Access Portal, an article-processing collections platform that applies the latest technology to open access publication models providing significant time efficiencies and more flexible workflows. 

Aptara’s SciPris platform includes custom features that: 

  • auto detect article processing charges (APCs) based on publisher-specific business rules and agreements, 
  • serve the author with compliant license choices, 
  • implement a hierarchy of discounts to determine the final price to a payer, 
  • provide a secure online payment gateway, 
  • facilitate collections to recoup outstanding/unpaid charges, 
  • provide publishers insight through custom reports and connect author(s) to publishers, institutions and funders. 

SciPris was built on the premise that every publisher’s open access/APC program is unique, and, as such, Aptara’s approach is to standardize the core functionality that is relevant to most publishers while allowing each implementation to be customized. 

SAGE Publishing Vice President & CTO John Shaw said, “Our goal in partnering with Aptara was to ease the process for both researchers publishing open access and their funding institutions. The result has been a platform that saves time, enables funder compliance, and seamlessly connects researchers with the guidelines and resources by all involved – publishers, institutions and funders.” 

“SciPris is an advanced open access/APC solution combining adaptive technology with human expertise to streamline the collection of a critical revenue stream for our publishing clientele,” said Samir Kakar, President of Aptara. “We’re proud to announce the completion of this initiative with our long-standing partner, SAGE, and look forward to collaborating with them on the future expansion of their SciPris implementation.” 


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. www.sagepublishing.com 

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. https://www.aptaracorp.com/ 

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