A Curated Tour: User Interface Improvements

Aries undertakes continuous curation of the Editorial Manager user interface (UI). As a result, users may have noticed a pattern of incremental improvements. In many cases, these changes are so intuitive and natural that you may not have even noticed them! Here  are 12 recent UI improvements  – which ones did you notice?

Removal of underline

Text in grids looks a lot cleaner. We’ve dropped the underline, signifying hyperlinks with standard royal blue text.

Before:

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Now:

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Drag and drop

You spoke, we responded! Now you can drag and drop submit, including from third party applications such as Dropbox. See the video: drag and drop upload.

drag&drop-web

 Revision/invited check

No more accidental new submissions at the revision stage. This check also keeps invited submissions with the original invitation data.

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Send email icon (Version 12.2)

Convenient e-mail icon appears next to ‘people names.’ This change must be configured in order to take effect.

Before:

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Now:

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Use of Overlays

Controlled ‘pop-up’ style experience that is not a new browser window keeps user focused, as the rest of the page deactivates until window is closed.

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New button style (Version 12.2)

Lends the interface a clean, modern look.

Before:roundedbuttons-web
Now:roundedbuttonsnow-web

Autocomplete

Autocomplete (including acronym mapping) makes entering institution and funder names very simple. For example, MIT maps to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Power Grid

A clean, modern, powerful interactive grid that gives users control over which columns are displayed, their order, column width and number of results per page.

PowerGrid-web

Display of reviewer status information

Roll over reviewer status column to see additional detail including who has completed, or declined review, and associated dates and decision terms.

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