The State of Scholarly Metadata: 2023 Interactive Report

CCC and industry consulting firm Media Growth Strategies recently undertook a thorough examination of metadata management across the research lifecycle. Drawn from interviews with dozens of industry stakeholders, we created a visual report that depicts the significant economic and social impact that a fragmented metadata supply chain has on researchers, institutions, funders, and publishers on the journey to Open Access and beyond. Learn more >

Visual representation of "The State of Scholarly Metadata: 2023" study interface
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.

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.

View our discussion from the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair, “The Data Quality Imperative: Advancing the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem” >

A community driven journey to creating a customer-centric solution for Open Scholarly Research infrastructure in a scalable and sustainable way.

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.


Event participation

  • CCC will join the greater SSP community of academics, funders, librarians, publishers, service providers, technologists, and others with a communal interest and stake in disseminating scholarly information.
  • As part of the London Book Fair’s Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum, CCC presented, “Reading the Data Compass: The guiding role of metadata in an increasingly complex scholarly research ecosystem.” Moderated by Christopher Kenneally, Senior Director, Marketing for CCC, panelists included Daniel Shanahan, Publishing Director, PLOS; Dr José Francisco Salm Junior, PhD, Professor, UDESC-ULisbon; and Matt Cannon, Head of Open Research for Taylor & Francis.
  • CCC’s Christopher Kenneally moderated a panel of industry experts, including CCC’s Executive Director Michael Healy, that addressed metadata management and how proper application of quality data can open a 360-degree-view of the research ecosystem to address important concerns of sustainability, compliance, and access.
  • In the transformative drive toward open access and, ultimately, open science, stakeholders in the global research ecosystem are generating more data and more metadata than ever before.
  • CCC presented "The Data Quality Imperative: Advancing the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem" at the Frankfurt Studio program on Thursday, 20 October.

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