Community designed, community driven. The last few years have been full of change for the scholarly publishing community. We’ve seen the advancement of transformative institutional agreements under Plan S and other mandates, the embrace of open science and open data initiatives, not to mention the ongoing impact of the global pandemic.
We’ve pioneered a simple approach – creating solutions together. It means we work together as a community to explore the issues and find solutions that make things better for all.
Constant change, continuous innovation. Through partnerships, integrations, and support of cross-stakeholder initiatives in RightsLink for Scientific Communications (RLSC), we support Open Access (OA) funding workflows that serve everyone in the community — publishers, institutions, funders, and authors. We’ve been an active partner in the evolution of hybrid and pure OA publishing models, working with publishers to put the author and institution experience first, and manage shared infrastructure in a scalable and sustainable way. RLSC simplifies OA funding management for all stakeholders. Learn more about its features and benefits here.
CCC, RightsLink & Open Access
A Community Driven Journey to Creating a Customer-Centric Solution for Open Scholarly Research
- Funders enforce Open Access (OA) mandates and Finch Report recommendations.
- Publishers, institutions, authors and funders collaborate with CCC to develop new platform for managing open access workflows, known as RightsLink.
- CCC and ALPSP launch a comprehensive resource for all things OA, with news, reports, whitepapers, webinars and web sites.
- American Chemical Society (ACS) becomes RightsLink’s first development partner. Read more
- Ejournal Press and RightsLink partner to support first integration designed to automate and simplify collection of publication charges. Read more
- At the Frankfurt Book Fair, CCC hosts an "OA and the Entrepreneurial Publisher" experts session and the Town Hall event "OA: The Next Wave." View recording
- Outsell, Inc. names CCC and RightsLink among their "10 to Watch". Read more
- ScholarOne integrates with RightsLink, optimizing solution for managing APCs, with support for hybrid and Gold Open Access journals and existing and emerging agreements with institutions.
- Ringgold and CCC publish the case study Normalized Affiliation IDs Help Drive Author-Centric OA Workflows. Read more
- Hosted by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) in Vienna, CCC participates in the second ESAC offsetting workshop, including institutions, funders, publishers and vendors.
- Aries Systems previews integration with RightsLink OA Agreement Management Tools. Read more
- RightsLink hosts a discussion to explore the future of Open Access. Read more
- CCC hosts a pop-up webinar and releases tools for community to understand the impact of Plan S, one of the most significant industry events since the Finch Report
- RightsLink introduces agreement management tools and funding eligibility workflows. Read more
- RightsLink Institutional Portal is released, featuring Shared Tools and Workflows to help institutions efficiently and cost-effectively manage, track, and report on APC’s and publisher agreements. Read more
- In order to help facilitate the University of California (UC)-Cambridge University Press (CUP) Transformative Agreement, RightsLink adapts its platform to meet the needs of both parties.
- CCC and Outsell, Inc. host a leadership forum on the future of scientific research and publish a report on the "Scientific Publishing Ecosystem." Learn more
- Improving user experience for authors, institutions, and publishers, RightsLink introduces touch-free OA Workflows to Support OA and Transformative Agreements. Read more
- RightsLink API Suite expands to easily share and validate OA agreement data.
- RightsLink embeds Editage Research Promotion Services into existing APC workflows, allowing authors to take advantage of research promotion services, increasing the impact of their research.
- Amplifying the voice of and listening to the needs of the early researcher leads CCC to form an OA Early Researcher Advisory Panel.
- ScholarOne, Aries Systems and eJournalPress enhance their integrations with RightsLink to make authors aware of OA funding options throughout the manuscript lifecycle, starting at submission. Read more
- RightsLink releases tools to manage hierarchies of OA funding options, allowing publishers to better support authors whose manuscripts match more than one funding source or institutions.
- RightsLink exceeds 1,000 institutions and funders on the platform.
- RightsLink streamlines account set up by making it easy for publishers to see if an institution or consortia is already on the platform.
- The Royal Society, the UK’s National Academy of Science, adopts RightsLink for Scientific Communications to support its OA institutional agreements. Read more
- CCC and the OA Switchboard announce a collaboration to automate the exchange of OA transactional information between publishers and their customers . Read more
- CCC acquires Ringgold, a leading provider of organization identifiers in scholarly communications. Read more
RightsLink for Scientific Communications (RLSC) was designed as a shared platform to help facilitate trust, transparency, and efficiency across all OA stakeholders including publishers, authors, institutions, and funders.
The map below reflects the growth in authors publishing OA and in institutions managing OA agreements with RLSC publishers since 2018.
Engaging with the Community
Read about OA trends & how CCC is listening to and supporting the OA community in the Velocity of Content blog
- Building Client Community with RightsLink for Scientific Communications
- Open Access Resources You Should Know About
- Wellcome as a Change Agent for Open Science and the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem
- How Bioscientifica Collaborated with CCC to Fuel Growth and Accelerate the Shift to Open Access Publishing
- Collaboration to Make Reporting Easy
- Can Our Worlds Meet in the Middle?
- Boldness in Innovation: PLOS’s CAP
- The Royal Society Adopts CCC RightsLink for Scientific Communications to Scale Open Access Institutional Agreements
- How Collaboration Makes for Innovation
Meet and share your insights with CCC representatives at events we attend, speak at and participate in throughout the year
Engage with and hear insights from key opinion leaders and subject matter experts from the OA community and CCC in our webcasts
Hear from the OA community on the Velocity of Content podcast series with episodes such as those below
Explore the Scientific Publishing Ecosystem report
- Review the visual summary of the drivers, barriers and creative approaches used by publishers, funders, institutions, and authors