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Editorial Manager "Ingest Service" Empowers Manuscript Service Providers and Scholarly Publishers

September 5, 2014 North Andover, MA, USA -The Editorial Manager cloud-based service from Aries Systems is used by thousands of scholarly journals for manuscript submission and peer review. Millions of authors use the system to upload files and enter manuscript data for downstream evaluation by editors and peer reviewers.

Prior to submission, authors frequently use a range of manuscript services to assist with document preparation including: bibliography management, collaborative authoring tools, language polishing, and journal selection services.

Subject to publisher permission, manuscript service providers can now automatically transfer manuscripts to Editorial Manager, thereby simplifying the submission process for authors and increasing submissions for journals. All the stakeholders benefit.

This new Editorial Manager service leverages the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) standard DTD (version 1.0 and up) to facilitate ingest of metadata in a standardized format, including prior reviewer comments. The ability to ingest reviewer comments means the ingest service will be attractive to the growing number of vendors that offer independent pre-submission peer review.

Aries also anticipates that scholarly publishers may be interested in using the ingest service to transfer manuscripts that have been rejected in other peer review systems, or to create branded publisher front-end submission portals.

The service can also (optionally) make use of ORCID identifiers to ensure that transferred submissions are accurately mapped to prior author registration records.

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries commented: "The Aries manuscript ingest service is much more than a point solution, it is a strategic pathway to connect the authoring experience with the submission experience. This innovation is an example of how Aries systematically leverages new standards such as JATS and ORCID to create opportunities for its publishing customers."

Aries will be exhibiting at upcoming OASPA, Frankfurt Book Fair, and ISMTE conferences, so if you'd like to learn more about the manuscript ingest service please arrange to meet us at one of these upcoming events: marketing@edmgr.com


About Aries (www.editorialmanager.com):
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing - from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems. 

ProduXion Manager Selected as Solution of Choice for AACP

August 6, 2014 North Andover, MA, USA -ProduXion Manager has been selected by the American Association of Colleges and Pharmacy as its web-based solution to manage production of its journal The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Integrating both editorial and production workflows for a seamless solution and having a system that is accessible 24/7 from any location, were key factors in the decision to move to PM, explains Gayle Brazeau, the new journal Editor. "It really made sense for us to go with ProduXion Manager," she added.

About Aries (www.editorialmanager.com):
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing - from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems. 

Development partnership between STRIATUS/JBJS and Aries Systems will facilitate generation of PRE-score - a new metric used to evaluate the quality of peer review undertaken by scholarly journals

April 28, 2014 North Andover, MA, USA -Peer review practices vary widely. Consequently readers and research funders lack a convenient and standardized way to assess the quality of peer review undertaken by scholarly journals. In response to this need, STRIATUS/JBJS is developing a transparent metric that will help readers identify journals that conduct ethical and rigorous peer review, called PRE-score.
  
The PRE-score algorithm uses a variety of inputs such as the number of review cycles to determine the PRE-score for a manuscript. These data inputs are stored in the journal's peer review system such as Aries Systems' Editorial Manager® currently used by more than 5,500 scholarly journals.
  
Aries Systems and STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. are pleased to announce a development partnership that will allow relevant workflow data to be automatically transferred from Editorial Manager to PRE-score so that the PRE-score can be calculated and published with the manuscript. Aries anticipates that the new functionality will be available to Editorial Manager customers in late 2014.
  
Aries Systems is known for being on the forefront of new developments in scholarly and scientific publishing, and for producing effective software and interfaces to help publishers meet the needs of a changing environment. By being the first to commit to supporting PRE-score data delivery, Aries further cements its reputation as an innovator in this space.

"Aries has been a strong provider for decades now, but they don't rest on their laurels," said Kent Anderson, CEO/Publisher of STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. "Lyndon Holmes and his staff are very thoughtful about addressing changes in the market, and proactive about adapting to them. We're happy they're the first to pledge to support PRE-score metadata delivery solutions."

Lyndon Holmes, CEO of Aries Systems commented: "Scholarly journals live and die by the quality of their peer review. Now, with PRE-score, they have a way to quantify and improve their processes. We are delighted to be collaborating with STRIATUS/JBJS - it's hard to imagine a group that knows more about peer review and innovation."

About Aries (www.editorialmanager.com):
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing - from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

About PRE-score
PRE-score is a new, patent-pending system that produces a metric ("Peer Review Evaluation Score" or PRE-score) that measures the level of peer review conducted prior to the publication of scholarly material. The goal of PRE-score is to represent the quality of the peer review process, based on the belief that a strong peer review process results in a more trustworthy final product.

About STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. 
STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., produces a family of print and online publications and learning products, all related to the field of orthopaedics. Publications include The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and JBJS Reviews. The flagship publication, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, traces its origins back to the 1889 Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association, and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field of orthopaedics.

STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. also produces online Continuing Medical Education activities.

Society for General Microbiology to deploy new editorial and production workflow technology from Aries Systems

April 1, 2014 North Andover, MA, USA -The Society for General Microbiology (SGM), the largest microbiological society in Europe, has selected Aries Systems' workflow solutions for manuscript submission, peer review, and production tracking.

Leighton Chipperfield, Head of Publishing at SGM, said: "As a modern self-publishing society SGM is committed to providing its editors, authors, reviewers and staff with the best tools for the job. We look forward to partnering with Aries to deliver an even better experience for all involved."

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries added, "Aries is honored to be working with SGM and we look forward to deploying the system in the autumn of 2014. We invest more than $6 million per year in workflow technology and by remaining fully engaged with market leaders such as SGM we continue to develop the right solutions for scholars."


About Aries (www.editorialmanager.com):
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing - from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems. 

Acoustical Society of America Selects EM

March 10, 2014 North Andover, MA, USA - Aries is pleased to announce that the premier international scientific society in acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America, has chosen Editorial Manager as the peer review workflow solution for its journals. ASA publications include the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, JASA Express Letters, and Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics.

New Oxford University Press OA journal uses EM for cross-journal transfer

January 24, 2014 North Andover, MA, USA - Oxford University Press has launched a new Open Access online journal, Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID). OFID employs EM and the workflow system's cross-journal transfer functionality. This allows the publisher to cascade manuscripts between OFID and another OUP journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, supporting rapid publication and optimal placement of manuscript content.

EM Version 11.0 includes FundRef integration

December 18, 2013 North Andover, MA, USA - Editorial Manager (EM) and ProduXion Manager (PM) Version 11.0, scheduled to enter beta testing in late January, includes FundRef integration.

FundRef is a standard taxonomy of research funders. The EM/PM integration allows authors to easily select their funding sources from an auto-populated list.

If you would like to participate in Aries' beta testing, please email marketing@ariessys.com.

 

Wendy Newsham joins Aries Systems as Director of Client Services

October 24, 2013, North Andover, MA, USA - Aries Systems is pleased to announce that Wendy Newsham has joined the company as Director of Client Services. Wendy will be responsible for Aries' growing global customer service operations. She brings 20 years of scholarly publishing industry experience, having held client-facing roles at The Sheridan Group, World Color Press, and most recently, Cenveo Publisher Services.

Aries Systems CEO and President Lyndon Holmes commented, "Responsive, personalized, and professional customer service is a key differentiator for Aries, and I'm delighted that Wendy is joining the management team to further our service commitment to industry colleagues."

Aries Systems' SaaS submission and peer review system (Editorial Manager®) is in continuous use by more than 5,300 scholarly journals published by leading commercial, not-for-profit, and Open Access organizations. In 2013, the company's production tracking module (ProduXion Manager®) was deployed by a growing list of publishers including Wolters Kluwer and Wiley VCH.

 

Aries Systems and Copyright Clearance Center integrate platforms for enhanced Open Access solution

June 3, 2013, North Andover, MA, USA - Aries Systems Corporation, an industry-leading developer of workflow solutions for scholarly publishers, and Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and Open Access (OA) solutions, announce the integration of Aries' Editorial Manager® manuscript submission and peer review tracking system and CCC's RightsLink® for Open Access to provide seamless Article Processing Charge (APC) management.

This integration provides scholarly publishers with a seamless and friction-free way to process APCs within their workflows and adapt to new Open Access models as they emerge. Backed by Aries Systems and CCC, who have collectively served the scholarly and publishing industry for over six decades, this automated APC management solution fully integrates with scholarly content editorial and production workflows, thereby accelerating the publisher's time to market, improving the author experience and minimizing the operational costs associated with managing author fees.

"We chose to work with CCC because of its strong and long-standing relationships with publishers, deep knowledge of the changing Open Access market and dynamic RightsLink platform," said Lyndon Holmes, CEO and Founder of Aries Systems. "We believe the Aries-CCC integration is a powerful solution for publishers, authors, funders and institutions who need a robust Open Access solution."

"CCC enjoys close, long-standing relationships with a wide range of journal publishers who have said they're looking for integrated workflow solutions across the complete publishing lifecycle to ease the burdens on their own staffs and authors," said Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, CCC. "Our integration with Aries Systems responds directly to the needs of researchers, publishers and institutions in an effort to make Open Access transactions easier."

Aries Systems was founded in 1986 with the mission to develop advanced software technologies that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of scholarly publishing. Its principal offerings include Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager™.

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardization and transparency.

About Aries (www.editorialmanager.com):
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing--from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems. 

 

Aries Systems teams with ProQuest to empower journal editors with Reviewer Discovery utility

May 30, 2013, North Andover, MA, USA - Scholarly journal editors have long requested better tools to help identify candidate reviewers during peer review. Historically, Editorial Manager® (a cloud-based service adopted by more than 5,000 journals) has addressed this problem by relying on internally maintained databases. Now, thanks to a new collaboration with ProQuest, an information company central to serious research, submitted manuscripts can be automatically matched with reviewers drawn from an external pool of more than 3.5 million curated scholar profiles.

Using an Application Programming Interface (API), Editorial Manager transmits manuscript metadata to the ProQuest Pivot™ service, which streamlines workflow in university research offices. The proprietary software algorithms of Pivot create a digital "fingerprint" from the metadata, match the fingerprint to its embedded collection of scholar profiles, and then generate a relevance-ranked candidate reviewer list. Editors can click on names to view biographic and bibliographic details including CrossRef® links to candidates' published articles. This makes it quick and easy for editors working in Editorial Manager to find and assess the viability of candidates as reviewers for manuscripts under consideration.

On the same web page, editors can then conveniently invite selected reviewers. Editorial Manager takes care of downstream workflow activities such as email notifications, due date tracking, reminders, review submission, etc.

Lyndon Holmes, President at Aries Systems Corporation commented, "Pivot has more than three million pre-populated scholar profiles of actively working academics, so it is natural that Aries should collaborate with ProQuest to make it available to editors during the mission-critical task of peer review. Integration with Editorial Manager adds value by providing the right data at the right time, at the right point in the workflow."

"We take significant pride in the unique set of scholar profiles we have built and maintain within ProQuest," said Sharon Lubrano, Vice-President and General Manager, ProQuest Research Solutions.  "We leverage the profiles for use in our product portfolio and we are open to opportunities to partner around this data with other providers of workflow solutions and scholarly content products. Aries is completely aligned with us on the benefits this data will have for the peer review selection task."

Aries Systems will market the solution under the product name of "Reviewer Discovery." For a limited time, journals can evaluate Reviewer Discovery at no charge for a three-month period; thereafter annual fees apply. Reviewer Discovery can be activated in Editorial Manager Version 10.1 (currently in Beta Test and planned for initial release in June 2013). Reviewer Discovery will be available for demonstration in the exhibit hall at the upcoming SSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco on June 5-7.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com):
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information.  Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge - from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms.  Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information. ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge. An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® and Pivot™ services, as well as its Summon® web-scale discovery service.  The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

About Aries (www.editorialmanager.com):
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing--from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems. 

 

Taylor & Francis extends workflow options with Editorial Manager®

 

 

 

May 15, 2013, North Andover, MA, USA - Aries Systems Corporation and Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce that they have entered into a global enterprise agreement to make the Editorial Manager peer review system available to Taylor & Francis journals.

Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher of more than 1,750 scholarly journals. By adding Editorial Manager to its workflow options, its journals will benefit from the innovations and configuration capabilities that characterize the Aries solution.

Genevieve Early - Global Production Director, Journals at Taylor & Francis commented, "Workflow flexibility and systematic innovation are essential to keep pace with new business models and emerging standards in scholarly publishing. We are pleased to extend our relationship with Aries because of their ongoing ability to address these priorities. Aries appears to be listening closely to the marketplace and each new release addresses important journal and publisher needs."

Editorial Manager is a cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution used by thousands of scholarly journals to facilitate manuscript submission and peer review. The system delivers feature updates approximately three times per year and leverages APIs to integrate with third-party solutions such as ORCID and CrossCheck. Recent innovations include seamless cross-journal manuscript transfer, editor discussion forums and automated ingestion of external email.

Richard Wynne, VP Sales and Marketing at Aries commented, "Our job is to help publishers stay competitive in a very dynamic environment. For example, many journals are using the configuration capabilities in Editorial Manager to minimize initial submission steps and only burden authors with additional data collection at the time of manuscript revision. In other systems, this type of market adaptation requires extensive and slow software changes, but in Editorial Manager it can be undertaken in a few minutes and at no cost. We are delighted to extend our relationship with Taylor & Francis - one of the world's largest publishers."
 
About Aries:
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing--from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

Success prompts Aries to rename "Preprint Manager" to "ProduXion Manager"


November 27, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA - Aries Systems, the developer of workflow platforms for scholarly publishers, is pleased to announce that it has renamed its production tracking solution from "Preprint Manager" to "ProduXion Manager."

Aries' cloud-based workflow solutions have been adopted by more than 4,800 scholarly journals and are used to process millions of manuscripts.

The ProduXion Manager module improves the efficiency of manuscript workflow by administering metadata, tracking files, and enabling issue and vendor management. ProduXion Manager has been adopted by dozens of publishers including the world’s largest Open Access journal (PLOS ONE), Nature, the American Meteorological Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

As a result of integration with third-party solutions, the system processes, ingests and transmits increasing volumes of XML data. Richard Wynne, VP Sales and Marketing at Aries, explained, “XML has become so central to manuscript production tracking that the name change to ProduXion Manager will help communicate the value offered by the system.”

About Aries: Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing—from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

EMUG Japan a great success

October 31, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA - Congratulations to Aries partner Atlas Co., Ltd for hosting the first Editorial Manager User Group Meeting ever held in Japan! The very successful event generated a substantial turnout of Atlas customers, who appreciated the in-depth EM and PM presentations and new release information.

Aries' Vice President of Sales and Marketing Richard Wynne reports, "Japanese users actively engaged in the feature workshops and helped identify several useful new features. Thank you to Atlas for a great event and all your hospitality."

EMUG Japan
Attendees commented:
"It was a good opportunity for us to tell our opinion and requests directly to Atlas/Aries."
"I enjoyed the Workshop very much! We usually don't have much chance to talk with persons from other journals so EMUG J is a great opportunity for us."

Maney Publishing deploys Editorial Manager to humanities and social science journals

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September 21, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA
- Fast-growing Maney Publishing is building on its long-standing relationship with Aries Systems by deploying the Editorial Manager (EM) peer review system to some 40 humanities and social science (HSS) publications in the near future. EM is currently available for Maney’s entire list of STM journals and interest in using online submission and refereeing has been growing amongst HSS journals for some years. This is a major development for a system first employed for scientific journals and represents an imaginative partnership between Aries and Maney that will give Maney’s HSS journals a strong competitive edge. Humanities journals increasingly expect to use the same technology as STM titles.

Liz Rosindale, Maney’s Publishing Manager, Humanities, comments: “Maney has recently signed new publishing agreements with organizations such as the European Archaeological Association and the International Institute for Conservation, which are now successfully using Editorial Manager for their journals. We have a growing number of other humanities journals already using the system and others, such as Environmental Archaeology, Ambix, and Palestine Exploration Quarterly for which we will install EM for 2013. We are keen to deploy the system for our journals because it enhances service to authors, stimulates copy flow, and significantly reduces editorial administration for our editors, while streamlining the process for referees.”

Maney’s CEO Michael Gallico welcomed the new agreement: “Richard Wynne at Aries has worked with us flexibly to extend our use of EM to the humanities and social sciences, which will give us an end-to-end service to authors and editors. I am delighted that Maney can now offer this facility to our growing list of HSS editors and partner societies.”

Maney Publishing is a leading independent publisher of academic and professional journals. Specialising in materials science and engineering, health and life sciences, and the humanities, Maney is committed to technical and editorial innovation for the international dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship and research. With traditional values of quality and collaboration, Maney delivers personalised service to authors, societies, readers and libraries, and publishes extensively for learned societies, universities and professional bodies around the world. Maney’s offices are in Leeds and London in the UK, and Philadelphia in North America. For more information please contact: Layla Robleh, Corporate Communications Executive, Maney Publishing.
Email: l.robleh@maneypublishing.com  Tel: +44 (0)113 386 8160
www.maneypublishing.com

Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing—from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.
Email: marketing@ariessys.com
www.editorialmanager.com

The American Psychological Association to deploy Editorial Manager for 70+ journals

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August 10, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA
- Aries Systems has announced that the American Psychological Association has selected Editorial Manager for manuscript submission and peer review of 70+ journals.

According to Susan J. A. Harris, Senior Director of APA Journals, "We made the decision to partner with Aries primarily because Editorial Manager will provide us with many of the additional features that have been requested by our editors, reviewers, and authors over the past several years. Aries has a proven track record of innovation and established processes of enhancing the system and is a true market leader, as evidenced by their broad client base of publishers, both large and small, around the world. We are excited about moving forward with the process of transitioning all our journals to Editorial Manager over the next two years."

Several of APA's journals are already using Aries' Software as a Service, including International Perspectives in Psychology: http://www.editorialmanager.com/ips.

ORCID and Contributor ID update

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June 18, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA - At the recent ORCID Outreach Meeting, Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries, presented Aries' phased implementation of ORCID and discussed potential benefits of ORCID integration with journal workflow. Check out his and other presentations here: http://about.orcid.org/presentations.

Wolters Kluwer, Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Springer Science+Business Media announced that they will be early adopters of ORCID in conjunction with Editorial Manager.

Brazilian association chooses Editorial Manager with Portuguese interface

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May 10, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA - Aries Systems is pleased to announce that Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos (ABRH) has just become a customer. The important water resources association joins an increasing number of valued Brazilian organizations selecting EM for its workflow management capabilities and interface language options.

Brazilian Portuguese (see screenshots) is the latest EM language option in development, and in May 2012 will join the French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese modules already in widespread use. Check out the Language Options Video for a quick overview.

Journal of Visualized Experiments selects Editorial Manager

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March 26, 2012 North Andover, MA, USA - The Journal of Visualized Experiments integrates peer-reviewed video and text in the creation of scientific methods articles. The thriving five-year-old journal publishes 50+ articles per month and recently chose Editorial Manager as the solution for its innovative workflow.

Research and experimental techniques demonstrated in JoVE provide the advantage of visualization, clarifying procedures and enhancing the learning process. Biological, medical, chemical, and physical experiments all lend themselves to this PubMed-indexed format. Peruse the visionary journal here.

New customers reflect the global nature of scholarly publishing

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December 29, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA - Aries Systems continues to build new customer relationships with a wide range of publishers and organizations, some of which are recognized for extensive or global reach: Policy Press, Ammons Scientific, Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (SQUMJ), Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria, the Royal College of Nursing and the California Dental Association.

The scholarly publishing world becomes increasingly interconnected as geographic and language barriers are overcome. With Editorial Manager and Preprint Manager, authors, editors, reviewers, and production staff have world-wide access to manuscript workflow via the Web.

Welcome to these and the dozens of other organizations that have selected Editorial Manager in 2011.

Aries Systems commits to JATS

November 9, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA - Publishers of scholarly manuscripts benefit from a proliferation of web applications to process and manage manuscript workflow. For example, Aries’ Editorial Manager SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) has been deployed by more than 4,200 scholarly journals for manuscript submission and peer review. The growing availability of workflow systems has created the need to efficiently transfer manuscript data between systems.

The Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS), arising from an NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) project, is an XML standard that builds on the earlier National Library of Medicine DTDs for scholarly manuscript archiving. JATS is currently going through the standardization process at NISO (www.niso.org). Version 0.4 of JATS was released as a Draft Standard for Trial Use in March of 2011 and has been available for public comment. Following the close of this comment period at the end of September, the Working Group has been addressing the comments and suggestions. Version 1.0 will be sent to the NISO membership for a vote shortly, and is anticipated to be released in the first half of 2012.

JATS provides a standardized way to transfer manuscript data between independent systems used to manage scholarly manuscript lifecycle. Aries already uses the NLM DTD to transfer in-process manuscripts to and from compositors such as Dartmouth Journal Services.

Aries Systems announces its commitment to supporting the JATS standard because of its growing adoption outside bio-medicine and its extended support for international author name formats. Richard Wynne, VP Sales and Marketing at Aries commented, “Our business partner in Japan, Atlas Corporation, has been active in the JATS process to ensure its applicability to Japanese publishing. By supporting JATS format transmittals we can better serve Editorial Manager journals throughout the world.”

Gastroenterology introduces online Author fee processing with great success

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September 23, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA - In January 2011, the American Gastroenterological Association journal, Gastroenterology, implemented submission and page charges. To do so, Aries Systems' increasingly popular Commerce Manager was seamlessly integrated into the journal's pre-existing Editorial Manager submission web site.

According to Christopher Lowe, AGA Assistant Managing Editor, "The outcome has surpassed our expectations. Commerce Manager was installed quickly and is easy for Authors and journal staff to use; the fees collected provide a valuable revenue boost to the society; and there has been an acceptable decline in the number of submissions."

To find out more about the AGA, visit the association's web site and check out the journal submission site. Please contact marketing@ariessys.com for a demonstration of the highly configurable Commerce Manager, or view the product sheet.

Registration opens for the 2011 European Editorial Manager User Group Meeting

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September 15, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA - The Eighth Annual European Editorial Manager User Group (EEMUG) and the Third Annual European Preprint Manager User Group (PMUG) meetings will take place on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29, respectively, at The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) in central London, England.

The registration fee includes admission to both the EM and PM user group meetings as well as the Monday evening cocktail reception, which will also be hosted at the BIR. Register by October 31 at the earlybird rate of US $99; on November 1, the rate increases to US $150. Find out more or register here.

For the continuing support and convenience of our customers worldwide, Aries is committed to hosting both a US and a European user group meeting every year. We hope to see you at these events!

ICE Publishing's new series and EM sites launch

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June 15, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA - ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, announces the launch of its exciting flagship journal series, ICE Science. The journal titles (click to view EM web sites) Nanomaterials and Energy, Emerging Materials Research, and Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials represent the organization's vision of cross-disciplinary approaches and innovative collaborations to inspire breakthrough research.

The above-mentioned journals' EM sites join 27 others which ICE Publishing uses for processing conference abstracts and papers, manuals, and journals including a rapid electronic publication "letters-style" journal. About ICE Publishing: http://www.icepublishing.com.

Brill to extend EM to all 150 journals

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June 01, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA - Brill, an academic publisher founded in 1683 and based in Leiden (The Netherlands) and Boston (USA), began implementing EM on a limited basis in 2006 to improve operations for its humanities, science, and law journals.
 
Based on positive feedback, Brill extended its deployment in 2010. Marjon Jekel, EM Coordinator at Brill said, "The initial deployment allowed us to fully appreciate EM's configurability and the benefits of the software-as-a-service model. EM has provided the flexibility to ideally meet our organizational and individual journal needs." 

To date, 45 Brill journals have gone live with EM and another 20 are in the pipeline. The publisher plans to bring all 150 of its journals online with the workflow solution. For more information on Brill and its journals please visit www.brill.nl/journals. A few of the Brill journal EM sites are European Journal of Health Law, Journal of Early American History, and Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology.

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) selects Editorial Manager for its journals

May 11, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA; Tokyo, Japan; and Saitama, Japan Aries and its distribution partner in Japan, Atlas Corporation, are pleased to announce that JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) has chosen to make the Editorial Manager online submission and peer review system available to its journals. Editorial Manager is one of two systems selected by JST. Editorial Manager includes the unique ability to "toggle" between Japanese and English interfaces and has significantly more configuration options than any other platform.

According to Yoshiyuki Miyagawa, Manager of the J-STAGE Project at JST, "We believe that the necessary condition for Japan to retain and expand its Scientific and Technological research is to constantly spread out the superior findings to the globe as quickly as possible. Currently, with regard to support this factor, we are converting and releasing the digitalized version of the journal published by the societies via our publication service called the J-STAGE. The journals released via our J-STAGE service are cross linked to the other digital journal sites such as ChemPort, PubMed, CrossRef, etc. and could be accessed from all over the globe. In spring 2011, we've upgraded the system to J-STAGE3, a newer version of the J-STAGE and in order to further enhance and improve the convenience for researchers, the ASP (Application Service Provider) service has been implemented as an optional feature called 'Online Submission Service'. Aries Systems' Editorial Manager is one of the selected systems for this feature and has been customized / homologized upon implementation in to our system J-STAGE3. ASP service is already widely used by the Japanese researchers upon submitting their manuscripts overseas and we are looking forward to further develop and improve our submission system through this collaboration with globally used Editorial Manager."

Worldwide more than 4,000 journals already use Editorial Manager for online peer review and dozens of JST journals will be transitioning to the system over the summer of 2011.

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries commented, "We are honored to be working with such an important organization and such prestigious journals. Because Aries focuses solely on workflow systems it means that our solution is more technologically advanced as illustrated by the unique ability to dynamically toggle the workflow interface between languages."

About Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): Japan Science and Technology Agency is an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan that establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society. Its office is located in Kawaguchi Center Building, 4-1-8, Honcho, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 332-0012 Japan. Web site: http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/

Ohio State University is most recent university press to select EM

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May 02, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA The Journal of Higher Education joins the roster of university press publications that use Editorial Manager for manuscript submission and peer review. As opportunities for academic publishing expand, universities increasingly realize that electronic workflow solutions from Aries are a cost-effective, efficient, and fast way to deploy publishing infrastructure.

According to Managing Editor Jason Gray, "Not long after JHE began investigating electronic systems, we concluded EM would be the most conducive to streamlining our processes. I was very impressed with the software's automation of reviewer selection and assignment, in particular, the multiple ways of searching, the promotion of alternate reviewers, and the email reminders."

Founded in 1930, The Journal of Higher Education is the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. Find out more about The Ohio State University Press.

Other university presses that use Editorial Manager include Cambridge University Press, University of Chicago Press, Duke University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Oxford University Press, Penn State University Press, and University of Pennsylvania Press.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® employs Chinese toggle feature

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April 25, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA The Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publication, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, expands its use of Editorial Manager with a new feature on PRS' enkwell. On the top right-hand corner of the site is a link that toggles the display of internal EM pages between English and Simplified Chinese.

The language toggle facilitates use of the software by Chinese authors and reviewers, which opens up opportunities for journals that primarily operate in English. Ongoing rapid growth in Chinese academic research and recent quality-enhancement measures by Chinese authorities suggest growth potential for established publications that wish to reach out to Chinese authors.

For more than 60 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been a consistently excellent reference for those in the field of plastic surgery. Read more about this peer-reviewed journal.

To activate the Chinese, German, French, or Japanese interface for your journal or to learn more about the toggle feature, please contact your Aries representative.

The Endocrine Society launches four Editorial Manager sites

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March 16, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Its peer-reviewed journals lead the field in providing in-depth information on cutting-edge issues in endocrinology.

The Endocrine Society is in the process of establishing Editorial Manager sites as the electronic workflow solution for the following journals: Endocrinology, Endocrine Reviews, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Molecular Endocrinology.

The innovative features comprising EM's frequent releases appealed to the society with its compressed publishing lead times, and its processes such as REP (Rapid Electronic Publication), which makes research papers accessible to subscribers weeks prior to print and online journal publication.

Find out more about The Endocrine Society.

Cairn.info, French-language Publisher Services Group, Selects EM

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February 28, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA Cairn.info provides services to francophone publishers of social science and humanities journals and books. The company specializes in the transition from paper to electronic and provides worldwide distribution.

Commencing in 2011, Cairn.info will use Editorial Manager for the provision of online submission and peer review in French. Marc Minon, Managing Director at Cairn.info said, "In deciding to broaden the range of services offered to our partner journals, we chose EM because it seems to be the most powerful and flexible solution; it is tried and tested by thousands of journals around the world; and Aries proposed an accurate French interface that would meet our partners' needs."

The company's web site is www.cairn.info.

The APHA Advances with Editorial Manager and Preprint Manager

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February 9, 2011 North Andover, MA, USA The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872.

The APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health, the leading forum for publication of public health research. The journal recently successfully transitioned its peer review operations to EM and has also deployed Preprint Manager for production tracking and transfer of accepted manuscripts to the HighWire platform.

Commenting on the selection of EM, Brian Selzer, APHA Production Manager, identified as pivotal "regular Editorial Manager version releases that provide valuable new enhancements to us as the end-user in the Software-as-a-Service model."

Find out more about the APHA at www.apha.org.

The Edinburgh University Press Chooses Editorial Manager

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December 17, 2010 North Andover, MA, USA The Edinburgh University Press - the premier Scottish publisher of academic books and journals, and one of the leading university presses in the UK - recently chose Aries Editorial Manager (EM) to manage online submissions and peer review for its academic journals. EM's ease of configurability and Aries' reputation for customer service continue to attract and impress academic publishers of all sizes, around the world. To learn more about Edinburgh University Press and its publications, visit www.euppublishing.com.

Simplified Chinese Interface Allows Publishers to Tap Into Fast-Growing Market

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December 17, 2010 North Andover, MA, USA China's publication of scholarly manuscripts is growing faster than that of any other region in the world. Editorial Manager's Simplified Chinese language interface for authors and reviewers offers journals a cost-effective way to reach out to Chinese authors and tap into this fast growing source of scholarly research. To activate the Simplified Chinese interface for your authors and reviewers, contact your Aries representative.

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals to Accept Author Submissions Using Editorial Manager

November 22, 2010 North Andover, MA, USA and Doha, Qatar - Recently founded publishing house Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) has selected the Editorial Manager submission and peer review system for its journal publishing activities. BQFJ's newly established portfolio of open access journals will be developed to the highest international peer review standards and will accommodate authors' and readers' needs for high-quality publications. After a rigid peer review process, BQFJ journal articles will be accessible through online content platform QScience.com.

Editorial Manager is a web-based system for soliciting author manuscripts and managing peer review. It is already used by thousands of scholarly journals including the world's largest commercial publisher and the world's largest open access publisher. Preprint Manager enables efficient processing of manuscript workflow following editorial acceptance.

Commenting on the choice of system, Arend Küster, Managing Director at BQFJ said: "First-rate peer review is absolutely central to our initiative. Because Editorial Manager is functionally richer and more configurable than other platforms, it will help propel our journal publishing initiative and QScience.com to the quality level researchers and scientists have come to expect."

Lyndon Holmes, President of Aries Systems Corporation, said: "We are delighted to participate in this dynamic new initiative that leverages our system's end-to-end workflow capabilities and ongoing investment in internationalization."

About Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ), founded in 2009, is a unique collaboration, owned by Qatar Foundation and managed by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (www.bloomsbury.com), which focuses on fostering scholarly and research communication. BQFJ publishes a range of peer-reviewed and high-quality open access journals, databases and repositories through its online content portal QScience.com.

The Mathematical Association of America to Deploy EM

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the largest professional society focused on undergraduate mathematics educators, will be deploying Aries Editorial Manager (EM) for American Mathematical Monthly - the MAA's founding publication, and the most widely-read mathematics journal in the world. "We were impressed by Editorial Manager's features, especially its options for reviewer search and selection and its strong support for LaTeX files," said Ivars Peterson, Director of Publications and Communications at the MAA. For more information on the MAA and its publications visit www.maa.org.

Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers Goes Live with Japanese EM Interface

September 28, 2010 North Andover, MA. USA In August, The Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) began using the first-ever Japanese-language version of Editorial Manager - a version Aries developed and deployed with help from its distribution partner in Japan, Atlas Corporation. "We reconfigured the product so that the customer could change the field names and other onscreen elements to meet their requirements," says Ann Richards, Aries Senior Account Coordinator. "The result is a true Japanese user experience; the author sees only Japanese, no English, as he or she works with the system." This flexibility to customize was a key reason the JSME chose Editorial Manager over competing solutions.

"We are very pleased and honored to be the first user of the Japanese version of Editorial Manager," says Koshige Tadashi, Publishing Department Manager, JSME. "The system has many excellently detailed features. We understand why Editorial Manager is so widely used by academic societies around the world, and we hope its use will spread in Japan as well." To visit the JSME submission website, please click here: http://www.editorialmanager.com/trans-jsme/.

PLoS ONE Goes Live with Editorial Manager

August 13, 2010, North Andover, MA. USA Aries is pleased to announce that the Public Library of Science has gone live with Editorial Manager for its PLoS ONE publication, with additional PLoS publications to follow in the coming months. The system launch in July, 2010 was the result of close collaboration between the Aries and PLoS teams. Commenting on the project, Nikolais Linsteadt, Publishing Systems Analyst at PLoS, said "Editorial Manager offers additional standardization across journals and better control over settings and roles; and Preprint Manager enables full integration and control of the production process". Lyndon Holmes, President and founder of Aries added: "Editorial Manger is the world's most configurable peer review system and we are delighted to see it applied to open access workflows pioneered by the Public Library of Science. PLoS ONE receives a large number of submissions covering a broad range of subjects, so Editorial Manager helps administer matching manuscripts to appropriate external editors." See the PLoS announcement: http://everyone.plos.org. Visit the submission site: www.edmgr.com/pone.

American Meteorological Society Selects EM & PM

April 1, 2010, North Andover, MA. USA The American Meteorological Society and Aries Systems are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to deploy Editorial Manager and Preprint Manager for all the journals published by the Society. Founded in 1919, the AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 and publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals. Ken Heideman, Director of Publications at the AMS, commented, "Our journals are founded on a rigorous peer review process and the end-to-end workflow package offered by Aries proved to be an excellent fit with our requirements.

Aries and ATLAS Extend Relationship to Provide Scholarly Manuscript Production Tracking in Japan
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February 22, 2010 North Adover, MA. USA - Aries Systems Corporation and Atlas Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan are pleased to announce that they have extended their business partnership to include the distribution of Preprint Manager Production Tracking in Japan.

Preprint Manager is a web-based solution for managing the scholarly manuscript “supply chain”. It is already used by leading publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Geological Society of America.

Users of Preprint Manager have reported that it:

  • Reduces time to publication
  • Increases control over cost and management of content-related production tasks
  • Accommodates changing vendors
  • Provides important cornerstone to business continuity planning
  • Increased flexibility for managing a remote workforce
  • Ability for existing production staff to handle publication program expansion
  • Ability to rapidly retool production processes to create innovative publications and respond to competitive threats
  • Ability to track production tasks for both internal staff and external vendors
  • Eliminates costly and time-consuming re-keying of data from peer review system
  • Web-based file inventories eliminate version control confusion
  • Offers remote work options for employees and freelancers
  • Allows offices to easily arrange coverage during illnesses and holidays
  • Supports different workflows for different publications
  • Accommodates workflow changes quickly and easily
  • Improves author satisfaction with convenient direct links (without logging in) to submit proof corrections
  • Reduces number of errors

About Aries: Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing—from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

About ATLAS Corporation: (http://www.atlas.jp/english.html) ATLAS was founded in 1986 as a system developing firm, and has been active in the scholarly publishing system business. It has been a subcontractor of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) for the J-STAGE electronic journal publishing platform in developing the system and supporting user publishers. It is the only company in Japan specializing scholarly publishing systems. Its office is located in 2F Suitengu-Hokushin Bldg., 1-39-5 Nihombashi kakigara-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0014 Japan.

 


About Aries:

Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing – from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

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