Standards

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

Free Webinar – Streamlining OA Workflows: Use Metadata to Manage APCs with Copyright Clearance Center

Aries is pleased to be featured as a guest speaker in Copyright Clearance Center’s (CCC) upcoming webinar, Streamlining OA Workflows: Use Metadata to Manage APCs. This webinar will highlight how harnessing metadata and identifiers collected during manuscript submission can improve internal efficiencies and compliance with funder mandates and transformative agreements by Open Access standards, andRead 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

Recap of the Inaugural NISO Plus Conference (2020)

The first annual NISO Plus conference (recently merged with NFAIS) was held in Baltimore, MD at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on February 23-25. Aries was delighted to attend, sponsor, and speak at NISO Plus 2020. Aries Senior Business Systems Analyst Stacey Lavelle attended the three-day meeting and reflected on her positive experience, commenting “Many ofRead More

Aries Announces Transition to Constant Code Release Model

Aries Systems is pleased to announce the transition from a Waterfall Delivery release model to a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) release model upon the completion of EM/PM version 17.0 later this year. For nearly 20 years, Aries has followed the Waterfall methodology, dividing software development into linear phases to release about two versions each year.Read 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

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

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