Preprint Manager Journal Workflow Product Enables Instant Publication of Accepted Manuscripts to the Web

September 15, 2003, North Andover, MA, USA – Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology supplier to the scientific publishing community, is pleased to announce the release of Preprint Manager, an online workflow tool enabling faster and more cost-effective dissemination of peer reviewed manuscripts on the Web.

The advent of online peer review systems has increased quality and quantity of manuscripts accepted for publication by scientific journals. Along with competitive market pressure and increased expectations from the author community, this has resulted in a strong imperative to reduce the time-to-publication.

Preprint Manager responds to these needs by enabling journal offices to instantly publish accepted manuscripts to the Web using the journal’s existing access control methods, while retaining parallel workflow tracking through to print publication. Preprint Manager also provides functionality that enables access control, content management, PDF branding, DOI designation and secure reprint ordering.

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries Systems Corporation commented “Traditionally, manuscript production tracking and distribution tasks have taken place downstream from peer review. While this made sense in paper-based systems, electronic peer review enables selected activities such as preprint publication to occur in parallel to the traditional print workflow. In this way Preprint Manager creates competitive advantage for journals by providing earlier citation and publication opportunities for their authors.”

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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.