PLOS Renews Agreement with Editorial Manager
Aries staff visited the PLOS offices to renew the PLOS agreement for Editorial Manager. Aries President and CEO Lyndon Holmes and PLOS CEO Alison Mudditt signed a renewed agreement following an active discussion about editorial and production needs.
Jennifer Fleet Appointed Aries Systems COO
Jennifer Fleet, previously Director of Strategic Client Solutions, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Aries Systems Corporation. Jennifer started with Aries in 2005 as Director of Client Services and has since led client services teams in the US and Europe, growing her position to include many cross-departmental initiatives.
Said Fleet of her new role, “Aries is a great organization made up of committed, innovative employees putting out superior technology solutions for the STM publishing community. In my new role as COO, I am eager to work with our entire team to build on this success and continue to bring new innovation to the entire publishing process.”
Countdown to EMUG 2018: Only a few weeks left to register!
EMUG 2018 will take place at the Taj Boston Hotel in Boston, MA on June 21 and 22, 2018 and will include sessions dedicated to decision support tools, the Author experience and best practices (including Xtract), early decision workflow, Enterprise Analytics Reporting use cases, and more. View the agenda for additional details.
This Could Be the Last Aries Newsletter You Receive!
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. This new regulation introduces changes to the law regarding the processing of personal information.
CSE Posters by Journals using Editorial Manager Address Critical Issues in Peer Review
Posters from the recent Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting focused on topics relevant to users of Editorial Manager. A Reviewer Incentive Program to Motivate Peer Reviewers by Jeannine Botos of Oxford University Press examined incentivizing Reviewers by donating $50 to charity for every high-quality review completed on time.
Identity Verification of Author Suggested Reviewers by Holly Koppel and Kelly Anderson of the American Society of Civil Engineers took a close look at the process of asking authors to suggest Reviewers. Read more about the posters.
NISO Facilitates Manuscript Exchange with New Project
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) recently approved a new project to facilitate the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA). MECA aims to make manuscript transfer between submission systems and preprint servers easier. NISO efforts will focus on creating an open protocol for supporting manuscript transfer among systems. Read more.
ISMTE Asia Recap
Aries staff attended the ISMTE Asian-Pacific conference in Singapore in March. Read this recap of the event.
Your Questions, Answered: New FAQ on ORCID Reviewer Recognition
Recognizing and acknowledging Reviewer activity is key to maintaining talent and improving scholarly research. Available in version 15.0, ORCID Reviewer Recognition provides a way for journals to conveniently recognize Reviewer activity in a researcher’s ORCID record.
See the answers to frequently asked questions about ORCID Reviewer Recognition. Plus, watch the video to see this functionality in action.
15.0 Feature Spotlight: StatReviewer Integration
Journals need ways to improve cost-effective statistical analysis of manuscripts before they are published. StatReviewer,a new decision support tool available in Editorial Manager 15.0, automatically checks submitted manuscripts for statistical accuracy, content, and style and returns a detailed report for authorized users within minutes–saving staff time spent on routine checks. Watch the video to learn more. Plus, view this helpful FAQ.
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Listen Up! Aries Speaking
Director of Product Management Tony Alves will present during Parallel Session 1 at 10:00 on July 19 at the 5th Asian Science Editors Conference & Workshop (CASE).