Aries Systems and PubRef Announce Partnership Allowing Authors Direct Submission to Thousands of Scholarly Journals

September 8, 2015 North Andover, MA, USA – Aries Systems, a workflow solutions provider for scholarly publishers, is pleased to announce that PubRef will be participating in the EM Ingest initiative. PubRef is an innovative online HTML5 versioning virtual file system with a fast and simple user-interface that provides a unified environment for authoring and collaborating on research articles. The agreement between Aries Systems and PubRef will allow authors to directly submit manuscripts created and managed in PubRef’s platform to the thousands of scholarly journals that use Editorial Manager for submission and peer review.

This partnership will simplify submission for authors writing manuscript text, gathering article metadata, managing citations, creating figures within PubRef, while helping Editorial Manager journals capture structured manuscript metadata and correctly compiled manuscript and data files at submission. Using the workflow capabilities of Editorial Manager, journals can send the manuscript back to the author to verify submission data, and capture missing information, before proceeding with peer review.

Aries Systems’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Richard Wynne said “With EM Ingest, journal submission becomes a one-click operation that bypasses the need to rekey information that’s already contained in a PubRef manuscript.”

“At PubRef, the primary goal is to improve the quality of life for scholarly authors,” said Founder and CEO of PubRef, Paul Johnston, MD. “Submitting articles has long been one of those major pain points. We’re excited to be making major progress on that front in conjunction with the Editorial Manager Ingest Service.”

“Working with Aries was a natural fit for two reasons,” said Johnston, “First, Aries is currently leading the pack by building API interactivity into their system, a feature that’s been long overdue in this industry. Second, PubRef’s native capability in generating JATS-XML overlaps perfectly with the EM-Ingest service, which requires JATS-formatted input.”

PubRef is the fourth submission partner to announce an agreement with Aries to use the Editorial Manager Ingest Service, joining the ranks of early adopters Editage, Overleaf and

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. Follow Aries on Twitter: @AriesSystems.

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PubRef is an online app that makes scholarly writing and collaboration as easy as writing and sending email.  PubRef provides automated manuscript submission, article preparation, pre-print DOI services, and version control for your data.  Check out and follow PubRef on Twitter at @pub_refto learn more about the productivity suite for the modern scientist.