Benefits of data standardization for scholarly workflows:
  1. Safeguards publishers’ investment in content
  2. Facilitates the interchange of information between systems and organizations (for example, manuscript cascading)
  3. Enables the development of reusable software applications
Standards Implemented in Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager:

Country Codes – ISO 3166: A standardized list of country codes leveraged to eliminate errors or inconsistencies in location entry.

Unicode – ISO 10646:
 Unicode enables standardized storage of non-roman diacritic text characters (such as Japanese characters or mathematical symbols). Our systems are fully Unicode compliant.



Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs): DOIs are sometimes described as “Social Security Numbers for Articles.” At an appropriate point in the workflow, DOIs are registered with Crossref for resolution to appropriate URL(s).



Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers (ORCIDs): ORCIDs are sometimes described as “DOIs for people.” Using the application programming interface, workflow participants are unambiguously identified using authenticated ORCIDs. ORCID authentication may also be used to provide single sign on across multiple systems. Whether a user chooses to log in with their ORCID or not, our system allows ORCIDs to be fetched directly from for association with Author name records within EM.




Aries is happy to announce that Editorial Manager has been awarded ORCID’s Collect, Authenticate, Display, and Connect badges in recognition that our system meets ORCID’s best practice requirements. This also enables our clients to easily meet ORCID’s Collect & Connect requirements. For more information about Collect & Connect, please contact






Ringgold: Ringgold Identifiers are used to unambiguously identify institutional affiliation of workflow participants such as Authors and Reviewers. This is critical for mapping editorial activity to a publisher’s subscriber records and for developing Open Access business models that rely on precise institutional affiliation.








fundref-blackborderFunder Registry: The Funder Registry (formerly known as FundRef and Open Funder Registry) is a list of funding organizations maintained by Crossref. By mapping Funder Registry grant number identifiers during manuscript submission, publishers can manage and measure funder obligations and enhance discoverability on publication platforms. Similarly, funding bodies gain increased visibility into research funding publication outcomes.







JATS:  Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) from the National Library of Medicine is an XML standard for the storage and exchange of manuscript metadata. It has been broadly adopted by publishers and vendors in all disciplines. JATS is an application of NISO Z39.96. Aries software supports out-of-the-box export and ingest of XML manuscript metadata in JATS format.



CRediT: Lead by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the CRediT taxonomy classifies diverse roles contributed to manuscript authorship to promote crediting each contributor for their work. Integrated within Editorial Manager, the taxonomy offers 14 contribution roles related to scholarly output, and three levels of participation (lead, equal and supporting) that can be assigned to each corresponding role .