Authors often take advantage of various tools to prepare their manuscript and supplemental files prior to submission to a scholarly journal. Such manuscript preparation services include language polishing, journal selection assistance, bibliography management, and collaborative authoring solutions – all providing great benefits to Authors.
For example, a newly released report from Editage, an Aries partner, reported that pre-submission language editing increased the chances of manuscript acceptance by 24%. As research becomes increasingly global, language editing services such as this are excellent tools for researchers whose native language is not English.1
Editage is one of several manuscript service providers Aries Systems has partnered with to offer Authors a streamlined method of submission. Via an integration called the Editorial Manager Ingest Service, Authors can submit their manuscript files to Editorial Manager® (EM) from within the third party service environment. The EM Ingest service utilizes JATS XML to facilitate the ingest of files and metadata in a standardized format. ORCID identifiers can also be used to ensure that transferred submissions are accurately mapped to previous registration records.
In addition to Editage, other Aries manuscript preparation partners include Charlesworth Author Services, LetPub, Edanz, Overleaf, and more. Publishers can also use the Ingest Service to create branded Author submission portals for a cohesive look and feel during submission.
1 “New Editage Report Shows That Pre-Submission Language Editing Can Improve Acceptance Rates of Manuscripts Written by Non-Native English-Speaking Researchers.” PR Newswire, 17 Apr. 2019, www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-editage-report-shows-that-pre-submission-language-editing-can-improve-acceptance-rates-of-manuscripts-written-by-non-native-english-speaking-researchers-300833765.html.