RightsLink for Scientific Communications

A Comprehensive Scholarly Communications Workflow Solution

RightsLink for Scientific Communications is the market-leading solution supporting publishers with a wide range of workflows for easy management, collection, and reporting on a variety of publication charges.

Designed with maximum flexibility in mind, RightsLink for Scientific Communications is a dynamic workflow solution that helps publishers quickly model and support a variety of deals, from the simple to the complex. Designed by experts in Open Access publishing and licensing, this sophisticated solution addresses author, funder, institution and publisher needs for transformative agreements that include Read and Publish, Publish and Read, Membership, Deposit and more. 

Easy Management of Read and Publish Workflows

With support for pre-paid funder and publisher accounts, RightsLink is the only solution that enables Read and Publish agreements between publishers and institutions without requiring author involvement.

Advanced, Flexible Reporting

RightsLink is an advanced OA agreement management solution that addresses disambiguation of affiliations, simplifies workflow, and provides unique insight through data.

Throughout the manuscript and APC workflow, RightsLink presents intuitive dashboards designed for a publisher’s editorial, finance and compliance teams. RightsLink offers a broad set of reports “out of the box” as well as extensive publisher- and deal specific customization.

The RightsLink Network Effect

RightsLink enjoys a significant network effect resulting from its management of OA agreements between more than 30 leading publishers and over 950 institutions and funders in more than 40 countries. The service drives collaboration, partnership and innovation in the evolving scholarly publishing ecosystem of publishers, authors, funders and institutions.


Touch-Free Workflow for Transformative Agreements

RightsLink for Scientific Communications’ recently introduced enhanced support for Read and Publish, Publish and Read, Pure OA and other transformative agreements with a new touch-free workflow that removes the author, and optionally the institution or funder, from the APC payment and funding workflow. This new workflow helps eliminate the administrative burden for researchers and reduces the risk of Open Access publication delays under Read and Publish models.

RightsLink for Scientific Communications helps you:

  • Accelerate publication (perfect for Read & Publish) ​
  • Eliminate administrative burden on researchers​
  • Create a better funder/institution experience through automated or manual intervention​
  • Assist rightsholders to ensure eligible manuscripts are published Open Access​
  • Reduce costs​
    • No credit card fees​
    • No invoicing, dunning​
    • Low impact on customer service​

With RightsLink Author Services, publishers using RightsLink for Scientific Communications can automate a variety of publication and promotional offers in a scalable, flexible way. This exciting new collaboration between RightsLink and Editage, a flagship brand of Cactus Communications, lets publishers extend research promotion offers to their authors at manuscript acceptance through the RightsLink channel. These services drive the reach and impact of research.

Learn more about how author services can help you and your authors.

Put the Open Access Expertise from CCC to Work for You

CCC is a trusted intermediary and recognized market leader uniquely positioned to facilitate dialog among key stakeholders in the author, publisher, institution, funding and vendor communities.

We also encourage engagement across boundaries through an ongoing series of roundtables, panel events, webinars, podcasts and blogs. CCC is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the International Association of STM Publishers (STM), and a Sustaining Member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

Discover our insights on Open Access with recent blog posts and podcasts.