From September 2013, 310 Wiley journals will join the international collaboration between publishers, the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP), The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), and the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC).
Six publishers are participating in the launch phase of patientACCESS. In addition to Wiley they are the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Elsevier, SAGE, and Wolters Kluwer Health. Technological support is coming from the CCC.
Patients and caregivers will be able to access relevant research papers via RightsLinkTM, CCC’s point-of-content licensing program. Papers will be emailed to requestors within 24 hours, following a one-time registration step to verify their status as a patient or caregiver. Wiley will offer papers from the selected journals without charge, while CCC will levy an administrative fee of $3.50 for processing and delivering the paper.
Wiley journals within this project include CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (Impact Factor: 153.459), Annals of Neurology (Impact Factor: 11.193), Obesity Reviews (Impact Factor: 6.87) and Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 5.422). A full list of Wiley journals included in the patientACCESS program is available.
“Patients often turn to the internet to seek out the latest information related to their medical condition. However, the information they find can be unverifiable, unreliable, and potentially misleading.” said Jen Holton, Associate Director of Global Rights UK, Wiley. “patientACCESS makes peer-reviewed research available to patients or their caregivers, with the reassurance and peace of mind that any information or developments in treatments they may find there has been written by experts in their field and rigorously reviewed prior to publication in one of our top ranking journals.”
“We are pleased to be involved in this exciting initiative,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center. “CCC is all about providing content licensing solutions that make it easy for people to share valuable information while respecting copyright.”
Find out more about patientACCESS on the dedicated website.
About the Administrative Charge
This charge is levied by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). patientACCESS is a global project and therefore this charge is subject to change depending on local Value Added Tax (VAT).
patientACCESS is intended for the personal use of patients and their caregivers only. Scholarly research papers available to you on patientACCESS are copyrighted material and must be used in accordance with all US copyright laws. By accepting the terms and conditions of this service, and continuing to access this site, you agree to refrain from the following without the express, written permission of the copyright owner:
• You will not make copies (electronic, video, photographic or physical) of all or part of any research paper that you obtain through the site other than for your personal use;
• You will not sell access to, or make any commercial use of, any research paper that you obtain through the site;
• You will not distribute copies of any research paper that you obtain through the site to individuals outside of your immediate medical need;
• You will not prepare derivative works of any research paper that you obtain through the site;
• You will not display any research paper that you obtain through the site, by posting it online or otherwise.
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