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 Corporation was founded in 1986 and 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 grew out of 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 6,700+ journals and millions of registered users.

Aries Systems is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, with local staff representing the company in Germany and the United Kingdom. Aries Systems was acquired by Elsevier in September 2018.

Customers and business partners value the integrity, independence and innovative flair that Aries Systems brings to their service.

Our Partners

At Aries we recognize that successful peer review, production and distribution of scientific literature requires the co-operation of many independent vendors, and that no single company can optimally provide all of these services to a publisher or scholarly organization. For this reason Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager are an open platform for the integration of best-of-class third party applications and services.

Partners List

Products & Solutions

Editorial Manager

Editorial Manager is the industry leading, cloud-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system for scholarly journals, reference works, books and other publications.

ProduXion Manager

ProduXion Manager is the industry leading, cloud-based solution for manuscript production tracking. ProduXion Manager can be used independently or in conjunction with Editorial Manager.

Task Manager

Task Manager works in conjunction with Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager and is used to perform tasks during editorial workflow, such as artwork quality check or language edits, without impacting the peer review or production process.

Commerce Manager

Commerce Manager is a companion solution for Editorial Manager that enables processing of submission fees, and ad hoc charges.