Editorial Workflows

Guiding Authors: Manuscript Status Check

Editorial Manager® (EM) grants journal offices the option to provide Authors configurable levels of visibility into the status of their pending manuscripts during the editorial workflow. Publications may customize status terms based on their unique business policies and preferences, and can also opt to display alternative status terms to the Author than those that areRead More

Customization is Key: Tailoring the Editor Decision Form

It is important for publications to collect key information throughout the editorial process. The amount (and type) of information needed may vary greatly from journal to journal, and adjustments made need to be made on-the-fly as journal policies evolve. Editorial Manager’s highly-configurable system allows journal offices to customize the Editor Decision Form to solicit specificRead More

Tips for Authors Preparing Submission Files for Editorial Manager’s Xtract

Authors submitting manuscripts to scholarly journals often spend valuable time entering information into the system that is already included in their manuscript documents. To streamline the submission process, Editorial Manager® (EM) comes equipped with Xtract, an automated data extraction tool. As Authors upload their manuscript files to EM, Xtract works behind the scenes to automaticallyRead More

Streamlined Editorial and Production Workflows with Batch Functions

At Aries Systems’ biannual user group meetings, Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) users suggest and vote for new features and system enhancements during our signature Feature Workshop and interactive Feature Poster. A common request received from users is to include more batch functionality within EM/PM, allowing publications to complete certain actions in bulkRead More

Gradual Engagement Workflows for Simplified Submission and Initial Evaluation in EM

Authors are often required to provide an extensive amount of information upfront in order to submit a manuscript to a scholarly journal. However, many submissions received by publications never pass the initial evaluation stage, with Editors immediately declining the submission if it is not within the scope of the journal. This results in a lossRead More

Crediting Reviewers with Peer Review Recognition Services in EM

Recognizing Reviewers for their work is critical to the success of peer review and maintaining Reviewer talent. Each year, millions of hours are volunteered by researchers to conduct reviews for scholarly journals and pending manuscripts, often without formal acknowledgement for their time and effort. To bridge this gap, Aries Systems has partnered with several ReviewerRead More

XML Workflow Advantages: Sub-Setting the JATS DTD

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) held their second annual conference, NISO Plus 2021, on February 22-25. Aries Systems is pleased to have sponsored the virtual meeting, which included 850 participants from 26 countries around the world. Aries Business Systems Analyst, Charles O’Connor, presented “Sub-setting the JATS DTD – So What?” during the Solving ProblemsRead More

Preventing Manuscript Redundancy in EM with Duplicate Submission Check

Journal offices often experience confusing and frustrating delays due to Authors intentionally or accidentally resubmitting the same manuscript to the journal after it has previously been rejected. To help address this issue, Editorial Manager® comes equipped with an automated Duplicate Submission Check tool. Duplicate Submission Check leverages journal data to determine if a recently submittedRead More

The Benefits of an XML-First Publishing Workflow

As a leading technology provider, continuous adaptation to emerging industry trends and innovation to serve the scholarly community as the publishing landscape evolves lie at the core of Aries’ overall mission. Aries’ LiXuid Manuscript™ philosophy encompasses our vision for the future of scholarly publishing, in which XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is leveraged to streamline theRead More

Trust in Peer Review: Editor Decision Support Tools

Aries Systems is celebrating Peer Review Week’s (PRW) 6th annual event! In a year clouded by so much uncertainty, distrust, skepticism and confusion, building trust has never been as critical as it is today, in the publishing landscape and beyond. From predatory journals, to fraudulent peer review, plagiarism, reproducibility concerns and more, the research communityRead More