Editorial Workflows

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

Author and Reviewer Verification in EM with Identity Confidence Check

The publishing community occasionally suffers from cases of questionable authorship and fraudulent peer review, clouding the quality of research. To help prevent this, Editorial Manager® (EM) comes equipped with Identity Confidence Check, a tool that helps Editors evaluate unknown researchers. Identity Confidence Check (ICC) enables Editorial Manager to generate a confidence rating for corresponding andRead More

Helpful Features Released in EM/PM version 16.1

Aries’ Editorial Manager User Group Meetings (EMUG) kick off every year with an overview of new features and functionality included in the most recent software release. Given the decision to cancel this spring’s user group meeting (EMUG 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aries has created a list of helpful features included in Editorial Manager®/ProduXionRead More

COVID-19 Editorial Workflow Challenges: Best Practices for EM/PM Users

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, it affects each of us differently. Aries recognizes the increasing impact this has on publisher’s editorial and production operations, including an overwhelming influx of COVID-19 related manuscript submissions and constant need for available peer reviewers. Aries Systems is dedicated to providing our customers the highest level ofRead More

OA Week 2019: Efficient APC Processing Option with RightsLink® and EM/PM

With an increase in open access (OA) publishing in recent years, publishers may need to adjust their standard operations to properly manage this new business model and Article Processing Charges (APCs) revenue stream. In celebration of Open Access Week 2019, we’d like to highlight Aries’ decade long partnership with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) dedicated toRead More

Q&A with PLOS: Implementing ORCID Reviewer Recognition

ORCID Reviewer Recognition integrated in Editorial Manager offers a visible and verifiable way for Reviewers to be publicly acknowledged for their volunteered contributions without compromising the confidentiality of the peer review process. The Public Library of Science (PLOS) has recently implemented and enabled ORCID Review Deposit across all their journals. Read our interview with KatRead More