Production Workflows

Enhanced Manuscript Data Transfer and Export with MECA 2.0

The Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) initiative is a cross-organizational effort that strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript exchange within and between platforms, including preprint servers, peer review management solutions, Author applications, and production tracking services. Led by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), MECA was published as a formal Recommended PracticeRead More

Recent Enhancements to System Help to Better Support our User Community

To support users across all roles, Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) comes equipped with a knowledge-packed Help system. The Help platform is comprised of a series of detailed guide articles designed to answer general questions on EM/PM functionality and configurations. Regularly maintained to include the most updated information, the EM Help system isRead More

Reporting Across Data Sources: Types of Joins

It is critical for publishers to have access to performance metrics to make informed, evidence-based editorial decisions. Aries’ workflow management solutions, Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM), come equipped with a robust Enterprise Analytics Reporting (EAR) suite that allows publishers to quickly surface key publication data. Within EAR, data is stored across dozens ofRead 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

Proactive Solicitation of ORCID iDs to Increase Adoption within Scholarly Publishing

ORCID is an independent, not-for-profit organization that issues unique digital identifiers for scholarly researchers. Successfully adopted by research funders, research institutions, publishers, and other scholarly organizations and systems, ORCID has partnered with Aries to integrate ORCID validation within Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM). Capturing users’ ORCID iDs within EM and PM offers manyRead More

Efficient Journal Production Management for Issue- and Article-Based Workflows

Article production is a key transitional point in the lifecycle of a manuscript within the publishing process. Upon the completion of peer review and acceptance at final disposition, production is initiated and the manuscript is passed downstream for further processing prior to publication. To help publishers seamlessly manage the production workflow, Aries Systems offers ProduXionRead More

Introducing the Aries Ecosystem

The Aries Partner Program As a trusted partner, Aries recognizes that collaboration is critical to the advancement of scholarly research and successful dissemination of knowledge. We form strategic partnerships with industry organizations to support relevant societies and initiatives, strengthen ties to our user community, and enrich our offerings. The Aries Partner Program consists of twoRead More

Aries at SSP 2022: “Back to the Future” of Digital-First Publishing

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP) 44th annual meeting will be held in Chicago, IL from June 1-3, 2022. Aries Systems is a proud sponsor of SSP 2022, whose theme “Building a More Connected Scholarly Community” welcomes attendees back for the first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic to reconnect society and commercial publishers, researchRead More

Register for the EAR Webinar Series

The shift to online events has provided organizations with the ability to reach a wider, more diverse audience globally. Aries Systems’ recent user group meetings were held virtually, allowing us to offer many insightful sessions and workshops to our entire user community at once. In response to this shift and feedback received from our users,Read More

Free Training Webinar: Catch Up on the Latest EM/PM Features

Aries Systems is dedicated to continuous product improvement and innovation, with Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) enhancements released each month. To help EM/PM users stay up-to-date on system functionality designed to support their workflows, the Aries Client Services team hosts free training webinars biannually on the latest features. Join our next training sessionRead 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

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