Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. Our innovative 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 on a global scale. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.
Founded in 1986, Aries Systems Corporation has successfully developed several generations of technologies that serve the needs of publishers, including DocuRights®, a digital rights management solution; Knowledge Finder®, a search engine; Editorial Manager®, an online manuscript submission and peer-review system; Task Manager, to manage editorial tasks; ProduXion Manager®, an online production tracking system; and Commerce Manager, an e-commerce solution for efficient processing of non-subscription-type charges.
Editorial Manager was inspired by Editorial Assistant, a desktop manuscript-tracking application used by journals since the early 1990s. Editorial Manager, the web-based version, was launched in the spring of 2001 and has been rapidly adopted by scholarly societies and publishers. Editorial Manager is actively deployed with 8,500+ journals and millions of registered users worldwide.
Aries Systems is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, with global staff in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Aries Systems was acquired by Elsevier in September 2018.
Now a market leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) partner in the scholarly publishing space, Aries workflow solutions are used by thousands of journals with millions of registered users.
Aries launches LiXuid Manuscript, an XML workflow solution designed to streamline the production process. This includes the debut of the word processor-like XML editing tool for direct content changes while it automatically validates the XML behind the scenes. LiXuid is tightly integrated with ProduXion Manager and Task Manager.
Aries releases Task Manager, which works seamlessly with Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager to assign, perform and track important tasks during the editorial workflow, such as artwork quality check or language edits, without impacting the peer review or production process.
Aries launches EM for Books in response to industry demand for a solution that manages book workflow, including files, metadata and tracking key dates. First adopters include Wolters Kluwer and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Aries integrates cutting-edge workflow solutions by adopting industry standards early, and using APIs to maximize value to users, adding important future facing functionality. Also announced, EM ingest service that uses an API to allow submission partners to flow submission related files along with JATS XML in to EM deployments. This same technology enables manuscript transfer between journals.
Aries’ partner ATLAS hosts first ever EMUG Japan including in-depth EM and PM presentations and new release information.
Preprint Manager is renamed ProduXion Manager, now used by Wolters-Kluwer, Wiley-VCH, Nature Publishing Group, American Psychological Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Meteorological Society, American Public Health Association and many more.
New production tracking functionality is released through Preprint Manager, offering publishers a web-based workflow solution that enables automated quality assurance tools, file control, and schedule management. The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists to manage post acceptance workflows for AAPS PharmSciTech and The AAPS Journal is an early adopter of the system. Nature Publishing Group pilots for Nature and other journals.
Editorial Manager integrates a suite of productivity tools including eXtyles for reference checking, artwork quality checking, and Crossref’s Similarity Check for plagiarism checking. These integrations streamline and further automate editorial office workflows for journals using EM.
Aries releases Preprint Manager, allowing journal offices to instantly publish accepted manuscripts online using the journal’s existing access control methods, while retaining parallel workflow tracking through to print publication. Preprint Manager also provided functionality that enables access control, content management, PDF branding, DOI designation and secure reprint ordering.
First Editorial Manager User Group Meeting (EMUG) held in Baltimore, Maryland to coincide with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) annual meeting.
Responding to market changes, Aries launches a new, web-based product called Editorial Manager enabling web-based journal manuscript submission and peer review workflows. Harcourt and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research are among the first adopters.
Lyndon S. Holmes and Sandra Holmes founded Aries Systems to develop and deliver improved electronic publishing technologies that would facilitate knowledge discovery in the sciences.
Aries launches a successful natural language search engine, the Knowledge Finder® “fuzzy logic” search engine for biomedical literature. Knowledge Finder revolutionized the way that medical literature such as MEDLINE® was distributed and discovered electronically. First on CD-ROM and later available on the Internet, this solution presaged today’s web-based natural language searching. Knowledge Finder was discontinued in December 2019.