What makes the Editorial Manager peer review system different? In this newsletter, you will find stories that illustrate the response to this question: (a) Web-based flexibility and configurability; (b) a deep alignment with the culture of scholarly journal publishing; and (c) relentless innovation delivered without service interruption. If you don’t already use Editorial Manager, please feel free to arrange a call with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members for a demonstration.
Automated e-mail reviewer reminders can be an effective way for journals to reduce the time taken for scholarly manuscript peer review. However, unchanging, inappropriate and relentless emails can also alienate the all-important reviewer community. For this reason, Editorial Manager includes unique features that empower journal staff to continuously tailor and refine their approach to reviewer reminders:
- Journal staff can modify the text and content of reminders at any time.
- Journal staff can add-to or remove batches of reminders.
- Journal staff can trigger manual reminders that exclude selected individuals.
For help configuring automated reminders, please contact your Aries Account Coordinator.
The 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM) will take place in Trondheim, Norway on 1-5 August, 2011. Contributions to the 10th ICAM proceedings will take place using Editorial Manager.
The conference organizer, Maarten Broekmans, is a repeat user of Editorial Manager and commented “Not really a surprise to pick EM again- just reflects good memories and good experiences!”
The Welding Journal has been published continually since 1992. With a focus on welding and metal fabricating industries, it provides information on the latest products, trends, technology and events via in-depth articles, full-color photos and illustrations. The American Welding Society is one of several publishers and societies that have selected Editorial Manager since the start of 2010. For a complete list of currently deployed journals, please click here.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) is a group of general medical journal editors whose participants promulgate a “Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest” in PDF format. Journals using Editorial Manager can easily incorporate the ICMJE form into their author submission workflow using EM’s “Companion File” feature. The completed form is stored in the manuscript’s “File Inventory”. For detailed advice about how to include the ICMJE form into journal workflow, please contact your Aries Account Coordinator. At the 2010 Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) Meeting, we have scheduled a session to discuss the ICMJE form.
EM and PM have long provided robust reporting functionality. For example, journals can easily see “average number of days to first decision”, and reviewer performance statistics with the click of a mouse. Building on these capabilities, EM and PM Version 8 will add Enterprise Analytics Reporting (EAR). EAR is being implemented using a new generation of web-native reporting technology called Izenda (www.izenda.com). For journals wishing to create custom reports, EAR will diminish the need to manipulate extracted data with external tools such as pivot tables, and will enable generation of graphical reports such as the examples below. Extended Reporting will be covered in depth at our upcoming 2010 Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) Meeting in June.
Aries Systems Corporation and Atlas Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan are pleased to announce that they have extended their business partnership to include the distribution of Preprint Manager Production Tracking in Japan. Preprint Manager is a web-based solution for managing scholarly manuscript “supply chain”. It is already used by leading publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Geological Society of America. For a copy of the full press release, please click here.