Journal Workflows

Aries Systems Continues Support for the OA Switchboard

The OA Switchboard, an initiative by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), is a not-for-profit, industry-wide collaboration that aims to serve as an intermediary between the complexities of multi-lateral Open Access (OA) publication-level arrangements by functioning as a central information exchange hub. The OA Switchboard strives to enable the seamless sending and receiving ofRead More

Taking Advantage of Underused EM/PM Features

With frequent software releases and powerful configuration options, Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) empower thousands of scholarly publications to uniquely customize their workflows – often at no additional cost! There are many helpful features even our most seasoned EM/PM users may be unaware of! We’d like to highlight some small (but mighty!) featuresRead More

Guiding Authors: Manuscript Status Check

Editorial Manager® (EM) grants journal offices the option to provide Authors configurable levels of visibility into the status of their pending manuscripts during the editorial workflow. Publications may customize status terms based on their unique business policies and preferences, and can also opt to display alternative status terms to the Author than those that areRead More

Customization is Key: Tailoring the Editor Decision Form

It is important for publications to collect key information throughout the editorial process. The amount (and type) of information needed may vary greatly from journal to journal, and adjustments made need to be made on-the-fly as journal policies evolve. Editorial Manager’s highly-configurable system allows journal offices to customize the Editor Decision Form to solicit specificRead More

Tips for Authors Preparing Submission Files for Editorial Manager’s Xtract

Authors submitting manuscripts to scholarly journals often spend valuable time entering information into the system that is already included in their manuscript documents. To streamline the submission process, Editorial Manager® (EM) comes equipped with Xtract, an automated data extraction tool. As Authors upload their manuscript files to EM, Xtract works behind the scenes to automaticallyRead More

Streamlined Editorial and Production Workflows with Batch Functions

At Aries Systems’ biannual user group meetings, Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) users suggest and vote for new features and system enhancements during our signature Feature Workshop and interactive Feature Poster. A common request received from users is to include more batch functionality within EM/PM, allowing publications to complete certain actions in bulkRead More

Complimentary Journal Site Audits for Publishers using Editorial Manager

Editorial Manager® (EM), Aries Systems’ manuscript submission and peer review tracking system, is equipped with powerful configuration settings, providing publishers the ability to independently customize their journal sites to best suit their needs at no additional cost. However, journal offices may not be aware of the many features available within the system designed to enhanceRead More

Gradual Engagement Workflows for Simplified Submission and Initial Evaluation in EM

Authors are often required to provide an extensive amount of information upfront in order to submit a manuscript to a scholarly journal. However, many submissions received by publications never pass the initial evaluation stage, with Editors immediately declining the submission if it is not within the scope of the journal. This results in a lossRead More

Enterprise View for Cross-Publication Production Task Management

Publishers with many journals in their portfolio often need to manage assignments across several publications at once, requiring staff to jump between sites within the same platform. This creates a taxing process of logging in-and-out of or switching between main menus from one journal site to the next, causing frustrating delays and confusion for staffRead More

Crediting Reviewers with Peer Review Recognition Services in EM

Recognizing Reviewers for their work is critical to the success of peer review and maintaining Reviewer talent. Each year, millions of hours are volunteered by researchers to conduct reviews for scholarly journals and pending manuscripts, often without formal acknowledgement for their time and effort. To bridge this gap, Aries Systems has partnered with several ReviewerRead More

XML Workflow Advantages: Sub-Setting the JATS DTD

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) held their second annual conference, NISO Plus 2021, on February 22-25. Aries Systems is pleased to have sponsored the virtual meeting, which included 850 participants from 26 countries around the world. Aries Business Systems Analyst, Charles O’Connor, presented “Sub-setting the JATS DTD – So What?” during the Solving ProblemsRead More