Aries Systems and Inera Collaborate to Reduce the Cost and Time of Manuscript Publication

November 17, 2004, North Andover, MA, USA Aries Systems Corporation (North Andover, Massachusetts, USA) and Inera Incorporated (Newton, Massachusetts, USA) today announced a technology integration agreement that will address one of the most time-consuming and costly steps in the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts – the validation, linking, and journal style-specific clean up of bibliographic references.

In recent years, desktop software tools such as Inera’s product suite, eXtyles®, have made it possible to automate many editorial and production tasks after completion of peer review. Now, Aries and Inera are taking the next step to fully integrate the eXtyles reference-processing tool with Aries’ Editorial Manager and Preprint Manager Web-based peer review and production workflow management solutions. The XML interfacing of the eXtyles application with Editorial Manager will provide peer reviewers with hyperlinked bibliographies,authors with early warning of bibliographic errors, and editors with reference lists that have been formatted according to house style. This means that by the time the manuscript goes out for review, most of the references will already be validated and linked, and by the time the manuscript has been accepted for publication, most of the references will be edited and corrected.

Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, commented, “We have chosen to partner with Aries Systems because the Editorial Manager Web-based peer review system is widely used in the industry, and because Aries has an excellent track record of integrating third-party applications into the manuscript workflow.”

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries, added, “With the advent of automated tools,there is no reason to wait until a manuscript is accepted for publication before undertaking production-related tasks. eXtyles is a best-of-breed solution for reference clean up, and we are pleased to be working with Inera to make scholarly article preparation easier and more efficient for authors, reviewers, editors and publishers.”

The integration of eXtyles reference processing with Editorial Manager is planned for Editorial Manager release 4.0 (scheduled for release in 2005).

About Inera Inc. – Since 1992 Inera ( has provided innovative software solutions to the publishing industry. Inera’s product suite, eXtyles, is an integrated set of tools for Microsoft Word that automates editorial and XML production processes. eXtyles is employed in the production of over four hundred prestigious journals. Inera’s customers include Elsevier Science (London), Cell Press, the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Publishing Group, and Science.

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.