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’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.
  • CCC sponsored and presented at the SSP Annual Meeting in Chicago on 1-3 June. True to its theme "Building a More Connected Scholarly Community," the event brought together academics, funders, librarians, publishers, and more from across the globe.

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