User Community

EMUG 2024 Rewind: A Recap of the 22nd Annual Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 22nd annual Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) meeting! Designed to connect our global user community in a single yearly event, Aries user group meetings offer Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) users the opportunity to stay informed to the latest workflow innovations, discuss trends inRead More

Peer Review Week 2024 Theme Announced: Innovation and Technology

Peer Review Week (PRW) is a virtual, community-led celebration designed to discuss specific topics related to current trends, advancements, challenges, and opportunities in publishing. Each year is dedicated to a unique theme, with recent years sparking conversations on integrity, diversity, transparency, and quality in peer review. As we prepare to host the tenth annual event,Read More

Community Poll: Cast your Vote for Peer Review Week 2024’s Theme!

This year marks the tenth annual Peer Review Week (PRW)!  A community-led social event, Peer Review Week celebrates and explores the role that peer review plays in shaping the research and scholarly publishing landscape. Each year is dedicated to a unique theme, with recent years sparking conversations on integrity, diversity, transparency, recognition, and quality.  Read More

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 ofRead 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