CCC exceeds 1,000 institutions and funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications Platform

leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that it has surpassed 1,000 institutions and funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications (RLSC) platform.

RLSC is the most widely adopted, community-led market solution to support Open Access (OA) agreements. It is trusted by more than 30 leading publishers representing over 2,600 journals to simplify the management of OA agreements among publishers, institutions and funders in more than 60 countries.

“RLSC was developed in collaboration with publishers to provide an author-friendly way to manage article processing charges, or APCs,” said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, Business Development and Government Relations, CCC. “Since then, CCC has delivered a series of enhancements and innovative new features in RLSC, such as our Touch-Free Workflow, to further assist publishers, authors, funders, and institutions as they seek ways to streamline and accelerate OA publishing.

With over 1,000 institutions and funders in the network, RLSC can quickly enable a comprehensive range of transformative deals, pure OA agreements, membership discounts, and other financial arrangements between publishers and customers, providing real-time transaction data for all parties.

CCC is an active partner in the information industry’s evolution of hybrid and pure OA publishing models. For years, CCC has brought together key OA stakeholders from the author, publisher, institution, funding, and vendor communities through roundtables, panel events, webinars, and podcasts. CCC is a member of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association), ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers), STM (International Association of STM Publishers) and SSP (Society for Scholarly Publishing).

As the RLSC community grows, so does CCC’s investment in data protection and security. CCC adheres to the PCI-DSS standard and is certified under the rigorous ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard, which reflects CCC’s ability to manage data confidentiality, integrity and availability. CCC also produces SOC 2 Type II reports, for its internal controls on data security and privacy, that are verified for their operational effectiveness annually by third-party auditors.