Aries Celebrates 20th Anniversary and 2,000th Live Editorial Manager Site

October 23, 2006, North Andover, MA, USA – Aries Systems Corporation, the leading provider of scholarly publishing workflow solutions, today announced two major milestones – 20 years in its business of developing innovative publishing technology solutions, and 2,000 journals using its flagship Editorial Manager manuscript submission and peer review system.

Founded in 1986, Aries has combined a keen understanding of the technology application needs of scholarly publishers with the business resilience needed adapt to generations of technology change during its twenty years of operation. Lyndon Holmes, founder and CEO of Aries, commented, “During the past two decades, we’ve seen many famous names appear and disappear from the technology landscape. As an independent company that has accepted no venture backing, we’ve had to maintain fiscal responsibility, while growing the company on our earnings. Today, we have a solid revenue base that allows us to reinvest continuously in infrastructure and application technology for the benefit of our customers. Particularly in scholarly publishing, where many companies boast a legacy of decades or even centuries in business, our ability to run our business for the long-term resonates with publishers.”

In 2000, Aries introduced Editorial Manager, the market-leading Web-based manuscript tracking and peer review system. Today, Editorial Manager is the most widely adopted online peer review solution worldwide, supported by staff in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

Launched in October 2006, the 2,000th journal to go live with Editorial Manager is the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI), the official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Richard Wynne, VP of Sales & Marketing for Aries, explained, “This launch is also particularly significant, as AAAI is the first journal to use the EM Data Bridge to transition from a competitive peer review system.” EM Data Bridge is a set of tools that facilitates a simple and low-risk transition to Editorial Manager from other online and desktop manuscript tracking systems.

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.