Our Mission

The Open Access Resource Center (OARC) is a resource for publishers, authors, funders, and institutions. Created through a partnership between Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), this portal makes it possible for stakeholders to stay current on the latest OA developments in this rapidly changing environment. Searchable by region, resource type, and keyword, users have easy access to OA news, webinars, videos, useful links, reports and white papers.

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international membership trade body which works to support and represent not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content around the world.  Its membership also encompasses those that partner with and provide services to not-for-profit publishers.  ALPSP has over 330 members in 40 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well as books, databases and other products.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. A rights broker for the world’s most sought-after journals, books, blogs, movies and more, CCC makes it easy for businesses and academic institutions to use, share and store copyrighted material while compensating content creators for their works. With its international subsidiary, RightsDirect, CCC serves more than 35,000 customers and 12,000 publishers around the world.