Australia’s text licensing company, the Copyright Agency, has developed an easy way for companies to build and share knowledge with content from the world’s leading scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals.

Copyright Agency’s new pay-per-use online licensing solution, RightsPortal Journals, has been developed in partnership with globally successful publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer. RightsPortal Journals is an online platform where you can licence the rights to use more than 20 million STM journal articles.

RightsPortal Journals will focus on licensing needs in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, where there is a growing demand for world class STM journal content.

CEO of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, says, “The Copyright Agency believes there are significant opportunities in pay-per-use licensing in the Asia Pacific region and is excited to be partnering with Elsevier, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer to explore these opportunities.”

Director of Rights & Transaction Sales at Elsevier, Rogier van Erkel, agreed. “In STM publishing, the APAC region is a force to reckon these days. We see an increase in APAC scientists who publish with us, and we see an increasing demand to consume high-quality STM content. At the same time, we see a growing interest in being copyright compliant. It’s Elsevier’s responsibility to provide easy ways to clear rights and to act in a copyright compliant way. To do that, we needed a trustworthy partner with a strong presence in the region. That partner is the Copyright Agency.”

Wiley’s Director of Copyright and Permissions, Jen Holton, says, “Wiley is very excited to support the launch of RightsPortal Journals. We know how important it is to provide easy, quick and convenient ways to clear reuse permissions for Wiley’s scholarly content. This new service ticks all the boxes for our customers in the Asia Pacific region.”

Andrew Richardson, Vice President, Business Development at Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice also welcomed the launch. “We’re pleased to partner with the Copyright Agency to ensure our users in the APAC region have fast, reliable and compliant access to Wolters Kluwer’s medical journal content.”

This latest offer builds on the success of the RightsPortal which has licensed news and magazine content on behalf of the major media publishers in Australia since 2010.