Q: Does Aries offer additional GDPR resources?

A: Yes. This presentation from the 2018 European Editorial Manager User Group Meeting is particularly helpful. Keep an eye on our web site for updates and resources.

Q: How can I log into Editorial Manager?

A: Each journal or publisher controls its own version of Editorial Manager. To log on, visit the appropriate journal submission site, and enter your username and password. If you don’t know your username and password, click on ‘send access credentials’ and the system will send you a temporary password.

Q: What are the technical requirements for running Editorial Manager?

A: All you really need to access Editorial Manager or ProduXion Manager is a current web browser, a decent internet connection, and a PDF reader. Here is more detailed platform information: EM PM System Requirements Minimum Specifications for Workstations Windows, Macintosh or Linux Computer: Mozilla Firefox – latest version Google Chrome – latest version SafariRead More

Q: To whom should I direct questions about my manuscript?

A: Each journal or publisher controls its own Editorial Manager submission site. To ask a question about your manuscript, visit the appropriate journal submission site and click on the “Contact Us” link shown at the top of the page.

Q: I can’t see any difference between competing manuscript submission systems. Aren’t they all the same?

A: There are substantial differences between Editorial Manager and other manuscript tracking systems. Most of these differences become apparent upon closer inspection and evaluation against real-world needs. When you evaluate systems, you should consider: Reliability. Do system users frequently encounter technical problems or lengthy periods of downtime? EM averages less than 3 minutes of unscheduledRead More

Q: Are flexibility and configurability really that important?

A: Scientific publishing is a competitive and fast-changing environment – so you need to be able to respond quickly. That’s why each Editorial Manager site includes thousands of configuration options, and is upgraded 2-3 times per year in a seamless process that does not disrupt the journal operations. Editorial Manager configuration options are provided atRead More

Q: I’m considering using Editorial Manager for my journal. How much does it cost?

A: The cost of Editorial Manager depends on several factors including the number of submissions processed. For more information, please contact us.

Q: Won’t it be cheaper in the long run for us to develop our own in-house manuscript tracking system?

A: Because Editorial Manager is a commercial manuscript submission and tracking system, our users benefit from enhancements that are funded by a large customer base. It would cost millions of dollars to develop and maintain a system equal to Editorial Manager, and to remain in compliance with emerging standards such as ORCID, FundRef, Ringgold, JATSRead More

Q: If I use Editorial Manager, who owns the content in my system?

A: You! Your license to Editorial Manager provides that all of the content in the system belongs to the journal and the publisher, not to Editorial Manager. Each deployment also includes a Data Export feature that allows you to download your content in a standard format at any time. It’s your content, you should beRead More

Q: What does Editorial Manager do to protect users from viruses?

A: Editorial Manager scans every file that is uploaded, changed or accessed. Infected files are removed and quarantined, and the PDF version of the manuscript indicates that a file is missing due to virus detection. This page alerts authors, editors, and reviewers that the submission is incomplete and a file may need to be resubmitted.

Q: How secure is Editorial Manager?

A: Deployment access is offered through secure HTTP [HTTPS], and all user interactions require password access. Individual journals use separate databases, effectively “firewalling” one journal from all others. Within individual systems, unlimited role designation/permission ensures that users can access only the files and information appropriate to their role. Aries is committed to compliance with internationalRead More

Q: How can I trust that Editorial Manager will be around in the future?

A: Editorial Manager is developed and maintained by Aries Systems, a multi-million dollar company that has been delivering technology solutions to the STM publishing community since 1986. Aries has been continuously profitable since 1989. Aries’ staff is experienced in editorial and other journal operations, online systems, software engineering, and web development and hosting. Editorial ManagerRead More