Aries Introduces Modernized Main Menu Interface for Authors and Reviewers

In response to user feedback and as part of our commitment to delivering continuous product improvements and innovation, Aries Systems is embarking on a multi-year, multi-phase user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) redesign initiative of our workflow management solutions. Aries is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of enhanced Main Menus for the Author and Reviewer roles within Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) as part of our UI/UX initiative.

The improved design includes only user interface enhancements, featuring a fresh look with updated colors, typefaces, and spacing – consistent with the recent main navigation bar redesign and Aries’ recent rebrand. In addition to updating the Author and Reviewer Main Menu pages, the enhancement also extends to all of the folders available from the Main Menus, with the exception of the New Reviewer Invitations folder accessed from the Reviewer Main Menu. All functions from the original Main Menus and menu folders are retained under the new design, but with a more modern style that adheres to enhanced design and accessibility standards. This simple update provides Authors and Reviewers an improved user experience, increasing overall satisfaction while engaging with publishers’ EM/PM sites.

As part of Aries’ 22.01 software release, the redesigned Author and Reviewer Main Menus will be automatically enabled on all EM/PM sites on January 19, 2022.

To support customers during interface transitions, resources will be made available on the Aries website upon release. Additionally, Aries will be hosting a free training webinar on upcoming UI/UX updates for EM and PM on Thursday, December 9th at 10am ET!

As the UX/UI initiative progresses, Aries will send frequent communications and notices on forthcoming design enhancements. To ensure the appropriate contacts receive these updates, please subscribe to our UI/UX Update mailing list. We appreciate our customers’ continued support and patience as we improve our workflow management systems to better meet their needs!