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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

Cybersecurity: Editorial Manager® System Password Protection

In today’s technology-driven world, professional and personal data security is imperative. Aries Systems is dedicated to supporting a safe and secure publishing experience for all users. In honor of October being National Cybersecurity Awareness month, Aries is highlighting the importance of password protection and EM/PM system functionality available to support this. In addition to choosingRead More

NISO Announces Approval and Publication of MECA Recommended Practice

The  National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the approval and publication of the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) Recommended Practice. The Manuscript Exchange Common Approach is an industry-wide, cross-organization initiative that strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript transfer within and between manuscript and peer review systems. Authors are often required to re-submitRead More

Free Webinar – Streamlining OA Workflows: Use Metadata to Manage APCs with Copyright Clearance Center

Aries is pleased to be featured as a guest speaker in Copyright Clearance Center’s (CCC) upcoming webinar, Streamlining OA Workflows: Use Metadata to Manage APCs. This webinar will highlight how harnessing metadata and identifiers collected during manuscript submission can improve internal efficiencies and compliance with funder mandates and transformative agreements by Open Access standards, andRead More

Author and Reviewer Verification in EM with Identity Confidence Check

The publishing community occasionally suffers from cases of questionable authorship and fraudulent peer review, clouding the quality of research. To help prevent this, Editorial Manager® (EM) comes equipped with Identity Confidence Check, a tool that helps Editors evaluate unknown researchers. Identity Confidence Check (ICC) enables Editorial Manager to generate a confidence rating for corresponding andRead More

Recap of the Inaugural NISO Plus Conference (2020)

The first annual NISO Plus conference (recently merged with NFAIS) was held in Baltimore, MD at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on February 23-25. Aries was delighted to attend, sponsor, and speak at NISO Plus 2020. Aries Senior Business Systems Analyst Stacey Lavelle attended the three-day meeting and reflected on her positive experience, commenting “Many ofRead More

Aries Announces Transition to Constant Code Release Model

Aries Systems is pleased to announce the transition from a Waterfall Delivery release model to a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) release model upon the completion of EM/PM version 17.0 later this year. For nearly 20 years, Aries has followed the Waterfall methodology, dividing software development into linear phases to release about two versions each year.Read More

NISO’s MECA Recommended Practice Open for Public Comment

The NISO MECA Working Group is calling for public comments on their recently released Recommended Practice draft. The recommended protocol is open for public input until February 16, 2020. The Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) is an industry-wide, cross-organizational initiative that strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript exchange within and between manuscriptRead More

Aries Wins Second Place at the NEPCo Awards 2019

Aries was invited to participate in the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards ceremony at The Rockwell just outside of Boston, MA earlier this week. Following rounds of presentations from each of the finalists, Aries Systems’ collaboration with the NISO MECA Working Group was awarded second place from the NEPCo judges panel and also firstRead More

OA Week 2019: Efficient APC Processing Option with RightsLink® and EM/PM

With an increase in open access (OA) publishing in recent years, publishers may need to adjust their standard operations to properly manage this new business model and Article Processing Charges (APCs) revenue stream. In celebration of Open Access Week 2019, we’d like to highlight Aries’ decade long partnership with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) dedicated toRead More