December 17, 2007, North Andover, MA, USA – Allen Press (www.allenpress.com) and Aries Systems Corporation (www.editorialmanager.com) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic sales and marketing agreement for Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager and Preprint Manager publishing workflow solutions. Editorial Manager is used by scholarly journals for online manuscript submission and peer review, and Preprint Manager provides content management and workflow tracking through to final publication. Together, they enable faster, smarter publication of scholarly manuscripts.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of scholarly manuscripts travel the “publishing supply chain” from author creation to publication in branded scholarly journals, representing a multi-billion dollar industry. Throughout this workflow, numerous participants contribute to the improvements in manuscript quality, such as peer reviewers, subject editors, copy editors, print vendors and publishers. As little as ten years ago, this process was fragmented, paper-based and highly inefficient; but the advent of the Internet has created the potential for transformation of the publishing supply chain—a process that is still under way.
Software from Aries Systems Corporation has emerged as central to the supply chain re-engineering taking place in publishing today. It therefore represents an ideal platform for integration with Allen Press content management and content delivery solutions, including composition, online publishing and printing. Gerald Lillian, CEO of Allen Press, said “Partnering with Aries Systems allows us to offer the full spectrum of content management services. Our customers now have their choice of two of the most robust manuscript submission and peer review products on the market and the added ability to track the production process and ultimately reduce time to publish—something we continually strive to accomplish for our society partners.”
In addition to Preprint Manager and Editorial Manager, Allen Press will continue to support its existing manuscript submission and peer review products, AllenTrack™ and AllenTrack Essentials™. Currently hosting more than 135 submission and peer review sites, Allen Press provides training, support and configuration assistance to more than 100 societies. Peer review continues to be an integral part of Allen Press’s content management offering.
“The scholarly publishing industry is changing very fast and faces both threats and opportunities. The combination of services from Aries Systems and Allen Press offers a very attractive package for journals and scholarly societies and allows them to take full advantage of new dynamics of publishing” said Lyndon Holmes, President of Aries Systems Corporation.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing – from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.