Peer Review

PRW 2022: Technical Solutions to Strengthen Trust and Integrity in Scholarly Research

In addition to advancements in digital workflows and the emergence of flexible business models, the scholarly publishing landscape also experiences increasing ethical challenges. With skepticism and distrust in global research on the rise, publishers are looking for opportunities to optimize their workflows and policies to further support efficiency and credibility. Many innovations within the AriesRead More

Free Webinar: Practicing Ethical Publishing to Support Research Integrity

In a world of plagiarism, citation and data manipulation, conflicts of interest, corrections and retractions, fraudulent peer review, questionable authorship, shifting business models, preprint servers, and more, integrity in scholarly publishing has never been more critical or more challenging. All stakeholders across the multi-faceted publishing landscape have a role to play in supporting this missionRead More

Register for EMUG 2022 Virtual Meeting

Aries Systems is pleased to announce that registration for our 2022 virtual Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) meeting is now open! Webinar-style sessions, which will be held from June 14-16th from 9:30am-11:30am ET daily, will highlight helpful Editorial Manager® and ProduXion Manager® functionality, spotlight partner integrations, and feature publisher use cases and guest panelists. AttendeesRead More

Addressing the Impact of OA to the Submission Experience with ChronosHub

The publishing landscape has experienced tremendous shifts in response to evolving Open Access (OA) agreements and business models over recent years. As OA practices introduce both advantages and disadvantages to scholarly publishing and research output, it is critical to observe and measure it’s impact across all facets of the publishing workflow. In particular, there areRead More

Join the Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Publishing

At the June Aries Industry Advisory Board (AIAB) meeting, Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, NISO and SSP President (2021-22), joined as our guest speaker, leading an exploratory discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in scholarly publishing. Board members from leading industry organizations shared their current and future ideas and plans on how toRead 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

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

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