Springer SBM Selects Editorial Manager for Enterprise Deployment

January 3, 2005, North Andover, MA, USA – Springer SBM, a leading publisher of more than 1,300 scholarly journals, and Aries Systems Corporation are pleased to announce an agreement that brings the benefits of online manuscript submission and tracking to the world’s authors, reviewers and editors. As part of the agreement, the Editorial Manager online peer review system will be rolled out to several hundred journals published by Springer SBM during the next two years.

Using Aries’ Editorial Manager system, Springer SBM will enhance the level of service that it offers to the scientific community while simultaneously reducing the cost and time to publish a manuscript. The agreement is the outcome of a three-year extended pilot project that saw the successful deployment of the system to more than 140 journals, and integration with the company’s Documentum®-based production tracking systems.

Arjan Grootenboer, Executive Vice President of Production at Springer SBM, commented, “Publishers have historically seen the Internet as a distribution medium, but with Editorial Manager it also becomes an engine of content generation and scientific discourse. In view of this exciting opportunity to better serve our customers, we are pleased to extend our agreement with Aries Systems Corporation for the rapid deployment of Editorial Manager to a much larger group of journals.”

Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries Systems, added, “During the past three years we have relentlessly enhanced Editorial Manager based on feedback from the scientific community and we are happy that this agreement will make the system available to a much larger group of users.”

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.