A report on an Open Access Roundtable Hosted by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) concludes that the current approach to APC management is highly fragmented and undermined by differences of approach between nations and academic disciplines but opportunities exist to overcome many of the issues through improvements in data-sharing and development of common identifiers and vocabularies.
The need to work collaboratively towards a common goal is encapsulated in the following statement that was agreed to at the close of the event:
A Future Narrative for Open Access
We should work towards simplifying and standardizing processes to move towards a sustainable and scalable OA ecosystem which preserves academic freedom and author choice in publishing and makes the research as valuable as possible for the end user.
See here for full report