Peer Review

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

Trust in Peer Review: Editor Decision Support Tools

Aries Systems is celebrating Peer Review Week’s (PRW) 6th annual event! In a year clouded by so much uncertainty, distrust, skepticism and confusion, building trust has never been as critical as it is today, in the publishing landscape and beyond. From predatory journals, to fraudulent peer review, plagiarism, reproducibility concerns and more, the research communityRead More

Peer Review: A 4-Step Checklist

Peer Review Week 2020’s theme of “Trust in Peer Review” highlights a value that we all consider fundamental to the scholarly publishing process and community. Editors, authors and reviewers rely on methods such as, single- or double-blind peer review to ensure a bias-free and objective review process. Others choose open peer review for a moreRead More

Helpful Features Released in EM/PM version 16.1

Aries’ Editorial Manager User Group Meetings (EMUG) kick off every year with an overview of new features and functionality included in the most recent software release. Given the decision to cancel this spring’s user group meeting (EMUG 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aries has created a list of helpful features included in Editorial Manager®/ProduXionRead More