Third Major Release of Editorial Manager Further Enhances Editorial Office Workflow Efficiency

November 1, 2002, North Andover, MA, USA – Aries Systems Corporation today announced the latest release of Editorial Manager for online manuscript submission and tracking.

The rapidly maturing market sector for online manuscript submission software was recently identified as publishing’s next “killer application” by the New York Times. Authors, reviewers and editors have latched on to the idea that the Internet provides a speedier and more efficient medium for conducting peer review, and are bombarding their publishers with ever-increasing demands.

Aries Systems Corporation has responded to this avalanche of demand by pioneering innovative methodologies that enable the deployment of new software releases in record time. Richard Wynne, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aries, commented: “It’s no secret that expectations in this user community are sky high, hence the need to reliably deliver new releases like clockwork. We’re delighted to make this third major release in 2002 and we plan another major update before the end of the year.”

Approximately 120 journals that are currently live or in deployment with Editorial Manager have received a 32-page notification that provides details and instructions concerning the new release. The focus of this release (EM 1.9) is to facilitate editorial office administration such as the ability to “undo” erroneous editor decisions, modify reviewer comments after decision, and initiate author rebuttals. The need to chase non-responding reviewers has also been mitigated by the selection of “alternate” reviewers who can be automatically invited to review a manuscript if “primary” reviewers decline or fail to respond within a given time. For more detailed information concerning the release of EM 1.9, please contact Aries directly at

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.