Peer Review

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

Join NISO’s Virtual Conference: From Submission to Publication: Creating and Conveying Quality

Aries is pleased to participate during the National Information Standard Organization’s (NISO) virtual conference From Submission to Publication: Creating and Conveying Quality on Wednesday, August 21st. The event will address the following concerns in scholarly publishing – publication time lags, efficient peer review, transparent manuscript transfers, publication quality assurance, and predatory publishing. Industry experts willRead More

Did You Know? Diverse Language Options Available in Editorial Manager

Aries Systems’ publishing workflow solutions are utilized by hundreds of publishers, thousands of journals and millions of users worldwide. As research increases on a global scale, publishers must take into account the needs of those who are non-native English speakers. Did you know that language packs are offered within Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager toRead More

Customization is Key: Making the Most of Custom Questions for Authors in EM

More and more frequently, journal offices need to collect detailed information from Authors during the submission process. The amount of information needed may vary greatly from journal to journal, and questions might need to be updated on-the-fly as journal policies change. In addition, it is better for journal offices to collect this type of informationRead More

Read Up on New Features Included in Editorial Manager Version 16.0

Each January and June at our bi-annual user group meetings, we kick off the meeting by presenting an overview of features included in the most recent software release of Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager. We love starting our user group meeting by revealing exciting new features to our users, and this session is always very lively and popular with attendees.