It’s been nearly one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25th, 2018. GDPR is a legal initiative that sets strict guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of European Union citizens.
Users of a peer review system need to be able to quickly surface communications. In the past, if a user wanted to view correspondence specific to an individual, they needed to search across multiple database tables using reporting functionality. This problem is solved with the addition of Personal Correspondence History in Editorial Manager version 16.0.
For this month’s Aries staff interview, we sat down with one of our daily heroes: Ryan Balukas, Principal Systems Administrator. Ryan works in the Aries IT department and frequently saves the day when it comes to all things technical, from the smallest “oops” issues to the more complex problems. Read our interview with Ryan to learn more about how he stays up-to-date in his field and what a day in the life of an Aries IT department member looks like.
When Author manuscripts are rejected by a journal, they often must repeat the submission process on one or more subsequent journals. Reviewers face the issue of repeating reviews for the same content if selected again. Both contribute to a great loss of time and effort, and can leave Authors and Reviewers irritated and less willing to resubmit their work.
Want to get to know some of the Aries team? Us too! In an effort to learn more about our colleagues and the important work they do, we’ve decided to sit down with some of our staff members to interview them about their roles at Aries, what led them to scholarly publishing, and what they like to do in their free time. We sat down with Jennifer Fleet, Chief Operating Officer to learn more about her early career, her transition to COO, and her vision for Aries going forward. Check back next month to see which Aries staff member we speak to next!