Standards

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

Microbiology Society Partners with Aries and other Technology Providers to Build an Open Research Platform

The Microbiology Society, a membership charity dedicated to shaping the future of microbe research and communications, has recently relaunched their Access Microbiology journal as an open research platform. The journal, originally launched in 2018, supports the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, case reports,Read More

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

OA Switchboard Webinar: Collaborating to Unlock the Power of PIDs

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 of messages relating to theRead 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

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

CRediT Taxonomy Published as ANSI/NISO Standard

Alongside the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) recently announced its publication of CRediT as an official ANSI/NISO standard, Z39.104-2022. A Standing Committee and Community of Interest Group will be established by NISO to continue promote the taxonomy, keep it current for the industry’s needs, and encourage community participation andRead 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

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