From an institutional perspective an APC invoice should enable the account administrator to understand the items that have been billed. In case of a central agreement between a publisher and an institution it is very important to provide the details corresponding with the agreement. For example, if it was agreed upon the coverage of APCs […]
In this section, we collect descriptions of items which are key for APC business processes and management workflows. The details evolved from the current practice of APC handling between publishers and libraries. They may serve as examples and a starting point for further discussions and developments.
“Billing starts at the moment of submission” Invoices showing incorrect or incomplete statements as well as insufficient reports very often result from shortcomings at the very beginning of the publishing process, namely the moment of paper submission. At this stage key information required for invoicing and reporting should be collected: – Who is going to […]
A submission alert is a short notice sent by the publisher to the institutional account administrator indicating that a submission by an author of this institution has been made. According to this information the account administrator should be able to validate if the submission is eligible to be covered by an institution’s APC fund. Data […]