Advanced Editorial Reporting with Editorial Manager and PaperStack


Nick Andrews, Managing Director, DataSalon

Aimee DesRoches, Marketing Manager, Aries Systems

It is critical for publishers to have access to important data and performance metrics for their publications to make informed, strategic editorial decisions. To support this need, Aries Systems offers several robust tools through the Reporting & Tracking branch of their expansive Ecosystem. In addition to Editorial Manager’s built-in Enterprise Analytics Reporting (EAR) suite, Aries and DataSalon are partnered to integrate PaperStack with Editorial Manager® (EM) to provide advanced reporting capabilities designed to empower editorial teams with instant insights.

Leveraging Aries’ transactional API, this seamless integration grants direct access to comprehensive data for all submissions, authors, and reviewers. Once the data has been ingested from EM, PaperStack provides a wide range of visual reports and dashboards designed specifically for journal publishers. The PaperStack system automatically incorporates industry-standard data from ROR, Crossref, and ORCID to further enrich the core data from EM. PaperStack enables a wide range of analysis by journal, time period, country, author/reviewer institution, funder, and more! All reports can be filtered (eg. to focus on a particular journal or country), drilled down (eg. to see a list of all submissions behind a given count), and exported for a more granular analysis. PaperStack reports include:

  • Headline trends in submissions and acceptance rates
  • Analysis of submissions geographically, by country or sales region
  • Profile time to first and final decision for each journal
  • Visualize the current submissions pipeline
  • Track and report the performance of each reviewer with detailed scorecards

PaperStack is an ideal tool for publishers using multiple submission system platforms looking for a consistent reporting experience across their entire journal portfolio. Many publishers – both large and small – have come to rely on these enhanced reporting capabilities through Editorial Manager, including Taylor & Francis as the first adopter.

As part of the Aries Partner Program, Aries and DataSalon closely collaborate to ensure PaperStack continues to complement and enhance Editorial Manager’s offerings. The PaperStack/EM integration serves as a strong example of how the Aries Ecosystem delivers added benefits to publishers and end users through connected technology. For further information, visit the PaperStack site or contact your Aries Account Coordinator.