Call for Participation: Volunteer Editorial Manager Workflow Feedback to Enhance User Experience

Aries Systems’ ongoing user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) redesign initiative of Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) is driven by our dedication to delivering modern, streamlined, responsive, and accessible solutions. This multi-year, multi-phase evolution of EM and PM will initially prioritize high-impact, heavily-trafficked, and most-request areas of the system. As part of our commitment to develop user-centric workflows, Aries collects and leverages direct feedback from Authors, Editors, and Reviewers that fuels strategic, data-informed design enhancements.

We encourage users to share their feedback on current workflows and upcoming designs by volunteering for the Editorial Manager User Experience Feedback Program! The Aries UI/UX Design team will solicit user insights through low-touch, little-commitment research activities such as surveys, interviews, design prototype testing, polls, and usability sessions. Volunteers will be invited to participate in research exercises only a few times annually, and may skip feedback opportunities or opt-out of the program at any time. Your feedback is critical to shaping future design improvements to Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager – sign up today!

To stay informed of design enhancements to EM/PM, subscribe to Aries’ UI/UX Design Newsletter and check out our UI/UX Resource Library. Users can access helpful assets including system documentation, FAQs, video tutorials, and more and can search resources by user role or by enhancement. To get in touch with the Aries UX Design team, contact your Aries Account Coordinator.

The Aries UI/UX Design team hosting an interactive station at the 2023 Editorial Manager User Group Meeting in Boston, MA to consult with EM/PM users and showcase exclusive design prototypes