The cross-organizational industry initiative previously called Common Manuscript Transfer Protocol has been officially named MECA, which stands for Manuscript Exchange Common Approach.
MECA strives to facilitate and standardize multiple types of manuscript exchange, including:
- submission system-to-submission system
- preprint server-to-submission system
- authoring tool-to-submission system
- submission system-to-production services
Editorial Manager already supports all of these exchange options using JATS, but Aries welcomes an industry-based approach.
To learn more about MECA, or to join the organizations working together to standardize inter-system transfer, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.