The latest very useful STM Report cites more than $1.6 trillion spent each year by research funders. Since funders use journal output to evaluate the outcomes of their investments, they are urging publishers to collect more, granular, and structured manuscript data. Funders are also pushing for more (open) access to manuscripts and underlying data.
This explains why Aries has tightly integrated its workflow solutions with ORCID, Ringgold, FundRef and RightsLink for OA. And, now we are pleased to announce the planned implementation of CRediT for improved research attribution.