Peer Review

Supporting Publishers and Open Access COVID-19 Research

Every day, thousands of journals around the world depend on Aries Systems for their manuscript submission and peer review processing needs – and even more so during this time of uncertainty. Aries is dedicated to supporting publishers, EM/PM users and the research community during these unprecedented times. As part of our commitment, Aries worked withRead 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

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

NISO’s MECA Recommended Practice Open for Public Comment

The NISO MECA Working Group is calling for public comments on their recently released Recommended Practice draft. The recommended protocol is open for public input until February 16, 2020. The Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) is an industry-wide, cross-organizational initiative that strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript exchange within and between manuscriptRead More

Aries Wins Second Place at the NEPCo Awards 2019

Aries was invited to participate in the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards ceremony at The Rockwell just outside of Boston, MA earlier this week. Following rounds of presentations from each of the finalists, Aries Systems’ collaboration with the NISO MECA Working Group was awarded second place from the NEPCo judges panel and also firstRead 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

Peer Review Week 2019: How Aries Supports Quality in Peer Review

Aries Systems is celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Peer Review Week! As the developer of Editorial Manager®, the world’s leading manuscript submission and peer review tracking system, you could say Aries is all about peer review! In honor of this year’s theme, “Quality in Peer Review,” we’ve outlined some of the different ways AriesRead More

Free Webinar – Improving the Peer Review Process: Editor & Reviewer Support Tools

In honor of Peer Review Week 2019 next week, Aries Systems is hosting a free online webinar Improving the Peer Review Process: Editor & Reviewer Support Tools. This webinar will highlight innovative functionality available in Editorial Manager® that help streamline the overall peer review process and improve the relationship publishers have with their Reviewers. TheRead More

Did You Know? Save Time with Automated Reference Checking

Reference processing can be an expensive bottleneck in the publishing workflow. Publishers report that a high percentage of Author revisions are due to reference corrections. Additionally, composition vendors spend up to 16% of their time fixing references. Reference errors can be found in nearly half of publisher’s manuscripts despite these preemptive efforts. In an attemptRead More