Journals Workflows

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

Cybersecurity: Editorial Manager® System Password Protection

In today’s technology-driven world, professional and personal data security is imperative. Aries Systems is dedicated to supporting a safe and secure publishing experience for all users. In honor of October being National Cybersecurity Awareness month, Aries is highlighting the importance of password protection and EM/PM system functionality available to support this. In addition to choosingRead 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

Peer Review: A 4-Step Checklist

Peer Review Week 2020’s theme of “Trust in Peer Review” highlights a value that we all consider fundamental to the scholarly publishing process and community. Editors, authors and reviewers rely on methods such as, single- or double-blind peer review to ensure a bias-free and objective review process. Others choose open peer review for a moreRead More

Free Webinar: Engaging Authors in China through the Charlesworth WeChat Gateway and Aries’ Editorial Manager®

Join Aries Systems and The Charlesworth Group for their upcoming joint webinar, Engaging Authors in China through the Charlesworth WeChat Gateway and Aries’ Editorial Manager. To accommodate our global customer-base, we will be broadcasting this presentation during two different times. Register for either our morning or afternoon session! Save the Date: Tuesday, August 18 TimeRead More

NISO Announces Approval and Publication of MECA Recommended Practice

The  National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the approval and publication of the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) Recommended Practice. The Manuscript Exchange Common Approach is an industry-wide, cross-organization initiative that strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript transfer within and between manuscript and peer review systems. Authors are often required to re-submitRead 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

Published Case Study: MECA and JATS Compatibility Meta Model

Hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI of the NIH), the Journal Article Tag Suite Conference (JATS-Con) is a meeting dedicated to those interested or using JATS, an XML format for marking up and exchanging journal content. JATS-Con 2020, originally scheduled for late April at NIH in Bethesda, MD, will be postponed toRead 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