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OAK for Publishers

Open Access Key (OAK) provides you with a global online clearing house platform to manage author publication charges.

The system can run alongside your existing systems, or as an alternative service for your authors and university members.

OAK will take full responsibility for all your customer service and payment management processes and seamlessly interact with your current submission, production and financial operations.

OAK will provide the publisher with:

  • Consolidated payments from individuals, universities and research funders.
  • Each Publisher has access to their own online OAK account and can track payments both current and historical.
  • A full 24/7 Customer Support for both themselves and their customers
  • Each publisher can engage the OAK system to manage their existing “university memberships” or introduce new schemes.
  • A global sales and marketing forum connecting publishers with the global scientific research community

In addition, your company will benefit from the latest in payment technology and continue to benefit from the developments OAK makes to the platform.

For example - one of the functions we have built into the new system is the ability for authors to split their payments amongst their collaborators – this was a particular request from Universities with OA funds who were discovering that as they were the “easy hit” in terms of processing the publication fee they were made financially responsible for many papers their authors were minor contributors. With OAK, the bill can now be shared amongst collaborating authors in a more appropriate fashion.

Your authors, contributors, partner universities and funders are seeking a management tool which dramatically reduces their financial management and internal communication time, effort and cost. They believe by encouraging and adopting a workflow which improves their user experience and saves them money, this will help accelerate the growth amongst authors participating in OA publishing.

Open a partnership with OAK and your organisation will benefit both in terms of increased submissions and the subsequent financial gains.

We have a simple aim. To quietly and efficiently deliver excellent services which we believe will save you costs and also help increase your revenues.

Get in touch with us today at inbox@openaccesskey.com and let us tell you more about how OAK can help you.