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

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

Aries Commemorates 200 Journals using Editorial Manager in Japan through ATLAS

Aries’ Japanese distribution partner, ATLAS Co. Ltd., is pleased to announce the adoption of Editorial Manager® for 200 journal sites to date. Journals who have recently signed on to adopt EM as their manuscript submission and peer review tracking system include Science and Technology of Energetic Materials, International Journal of Surgical Wound Care and JournalRead 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