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Register for the 2024 Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) Meeting

Aries Systems invites current and prospective users of Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) to attend the 2024 Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) meeting. Join us on June 12-13 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common – registration is now open! Aries’ user group meetings provide EM/PM users with an opportunity to stay informed onRead More

2023 In Review: A Year in Service of Our Communities

As the world gets ready to pin up their 2024 calendar in preparation for the year ahead, Aries Systems is eager to enter our next chapter. But before we turn the page, we humbly reflect on the successes of 2023. Over the past twelve months, Aries has experienced growth in areas related to the refinementRead More

CSE Connect Recap: What Editorial Workflow System Providers Wish Publishers Knew

Aries Systems is dedicated to supporting the scholarly publishing community by delivering robust, flexible editorial and production workflow management solutions. As best practices evolve, new business models are introduced, and workflows become more complex, it is critical for technology providers and publishers to remain aligned. To best serve our clients, service providers strive to effectivelyRead More

OA Week 2023: Community AND Commercialization Through Collaboration

Organized by SPARC, Open Access Week is an annual global event that offers an opportunity for the academic and research community to explore potential benefits of Open Access (OA) in an effort to raise awareness and adoption of its philosophy. OA Week 2023, held October 23-27, is dedicated to the theme “Community over Commercialization,” whichRead More

PRW 2023 Series Part 3: Fostering the Future of Publishing through Reviewer Mentorship

As the golden standard for evaluating research, peer review is an essential part of the publishing process. Publications rely on knowledgeable research experts to volunteer their time and effort to conduct rigorous and impartial examinations of submitted content. This work is often unpaid and performed on top of their existing heavy workloads in order toRead More

PRW 2023 Series Part 2: Transforming Editorial Performance and Communications Towards the Future of Publishing

Through our digital world, society has become accustomed to instantaneous communication and near-unlimited access to data. In scholarly publishing, effective communication and proactive performance measurement between stakeholders is paramount to success. However, many publishing platforms rely heavily on email correspondence, which can be cumbersome and unpredictable when it comes to message delivery. Additionally, users areRead More

PRW 2023 Series Part 1: Leveraging Feedback and Analytics to Shape the Future of Publishing

Making data-driven and strategic business decisions is pivotal for driving advancement, fostering innovation, and maintaining a competitive edge. Harnessing critical anecdotal and analytical user data is key for scholarly publications seeking to make informed improvements to their editorial and production processes that will positively impact their business, stakeholders, and published works. Publications that lack visibilityRead More

Call for Participation: Volunteer Editorial Manager Workflow Feedback to Enhance User Experience

Aries Systems’ ongoing user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) redesign initiative of Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) is driven by our dedication to delivering modern, streamlined, responsive, and accessible solutions. This multi-year, multi-phase evolution of EM and PM will initially prioritize high-impact, heavily-trafficked, and most-request areas of the system. As part ofRead More

Detect Anomalies in Blot Images: Techniques Offered by STM Image Manipulation Working Group

The STM Working Group on Image Alteration and Duplication Detection has recently released a video tutorial detailing manual techniques for detecting and verifying common aberrations in blot images. Examples shown are Western blots or immunoblots, but the screening techniques can translate for Northern and Southern blots, as well as agarose (DNA/RNA) gels. This video isRead More

Peer Review Week 2023 Theme Announced: The Future of Publishing

Peer Review Week (PRW), a community-led annual event, is dedicated to discussing topics related to current trends, advancements, challenges, and opportunities of peer review as part of the larger publishing lifecycle and impact on research. Born from casual discussions between ORCID, ScienceOpen, PRE (Peer Review Evaluation), Sense About Science, and Wiley, Peer Review Week wasRead More

EMUG 2023 By The Numbers

Last week, Aries Systems hosted the 20th annual in-person Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) meeting in Boston, MA. Aries user group meetings offer Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) users the opportunity to stay informed of the latest workflow innovations, discuss advancements and challenges in scholarly publishing, provide feedback to drive future product development,Read More

Pride Month 2023: Fostering LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Pride Month is a global celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and beyond (LGBTQ+) community and historical movements made for their rights and acceptance. Although it is not uniform to a single month worldwide, Pride Month is observed in the month of June for many countries, including the U.S, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Spain,Read More