Industry initiative for manuscript transfer officially named: MECA

The cross-organizational industry initiative previously called Common Manuscript Transfer Protocol has been officially named MECA, which stands for Manuscript Exchange Common Approach.

In addition to the project’s name change, other updates include formal launch via a presentation at SSP, and the announcement of a new website.

MECA strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript exchange, including:

Editorial Manager already supports all of these exchange options using JATS, but Aries welcomes an industry-based approach.

To learn more about MECA, or to join the organizations working together to standardize inter-system transfer, reach out to