Aries Appoints Distributor in Japan for Editorial Manager

April 22, 2009, North Adover, MA, USA – Aries Systems Corporation is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with ATLAS Co. Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement ATLAS will market and support Aries’ Editorial Manager submission and peer review system in Japan.

Editorial Manager is currently deployed to 3,200+ publications, and Japanese scholarly societies have expressed a growing interest in the system for English and local language publishing. The collaboration between Aries and ATLAS will address this need and will enhance the international visibility of Japanese journals.

Based in Tokyo, ATLAS was founded in August 1986 and employs a staff of 100. The company has been a leader in scholarly publishing technology and developed the J-STAGE journal hosting platform under contract to JST. This market position means that ATLAS is ideally positioned to market and support the Editorial Manager system in Japan.

Editorial Manager is particularly attractive to Japanese journals because it is highly configurable and can be deployed in weeks. For example, journals can configure editor roles, article types, manuscript data, reviewer forms, submission questions etc. in real time using the system’s web-based interface. The configuration options also make it possible for ATLAS to translate many user-facing web pages and also to offer a dual language interface.

ATLAS will introduce Editorial Manager at a Tokyo seminar during the week of June 8th 2009. The meeting will be attended by Lyndon Holmes, President of Aries, who commented: “ATLAS has long term commitment to publishing technology and clearly understands the needs of scholarly journals. We are delighted that they have identified Editorial Manager as the best solution for Japanese scholarly journals”. Please contact ATLAS at to receive a seminar invitation or visit

About Atlas Corporation (
Atlas Corporation was founded in 1986 as a system developing firm, and has been active in the scholarly publishing system business. It has been a subcontractor of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) for the J-STAGE electronic journal publishing platform in developing the system and supporting user publishers. It is the only company in Japan specializing scholarly publishing systems. Its office is located in 2F Suitengu-Hokushin Bldg., 1-39-5 Kakigara-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0014 Japan.

About Aries
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.