Collecting publication charges — whether the result of an Open Access model, page charges, or printer color figure or reprint charges — creates challenges for publishers. How do you accurately bill the right person or institution? What if there are multiple authors and they’re using different currencies and/or splitting the charge? Aptara’s SciPris platform delivers solutions to conquer these challenges.
Authors, publishers, funders, and universities can easily create an account or connect using their Facebook, Google, or ORCID login. Users working within the publishers peer review platform will have a single sign on for both systems, eliminating the need to create a separate account.
Article metadata can be automatically pulled via API from the publisher or third-party peer review platform or entered manually if needed. Based on the journal title and other metadata, SciPris will detect and display the corresponding publication charges. Users see all charges associated with their paper and can indicate co-authors that will split the charges, if applicable. If changes are made, such as adding additional pages to an article or making a late decision to print figures in color, the system will recalculate the amount due.
SciPris has a sophisticated, web-based module for invoicing and ecommerce.
Users can choose to generate an invoice, which is sent directly from the platform via email with a link back to SciPris for payment.
Or, users can bypass invoice generation and pay directly in the platform or deduct from a prepaid account. If their native currency is not the US dollar, they can indicate their preferred currency and SciPris will auto-calculate the amount due.
Payments can be made using credit or debit card, PayPal, PayU Money, digital wallet, and other methods.
When payment is received, the publisher is notified that the article is ready for publication and funds collected are transferred within a few days. If the publisher uses a production system, an API can be put in place that automates this data transfer. If an author or institution is slow to pay, SciPris has a built-in collection service that handles the chasing for you.