Editorial Workflows

How CCC and Aries Collaborate to Streamline and Improve OA Workflows for Authors

Written by: Emilie Delquié, Director of Rightsholder Relations and Global Alliances, CCC Aimee DesRoches, Marketing Manager, Aries Systems   The transition to Open Access (OA) business models and subsequent funding mandates have introduced many challenges for publishers, including an additional level of complexity to their publishing workflows. One significant outcome of these new mandates wasRead More

Aries at SSP 2022: “Back to the Future” of Digital-First Publishing

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP) 44th annual meeting will be held in Chicago, IL from June 1-3, 2022. Aries Systems is a proud sponsor of SSP 2022, whose theme “Building a More Connected Scholarly Community” welcomes attendees back for the first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic to reconnect society and commercial publishers, researchRead More

Addressing the Impact of OA to the Submission Experience with ChronosHub

The publishing landscape has experienced tremendous shifts in response to evolving Open Access (OA) agreements and business models over recent years. As OA practices introduce both advantages and disadvantages to scholarly publishing and research output, it is critical to observe and measure it’s impact across all facets of the publishing workflow. In particular, there areRead More

CRediT Taxonomy Published as ANSI/NISO Standard

Alongside the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) recently announced its publication of CRediT as an official ANSI/NISO standard, Z39.104-2022. A Standing Committee and Community of Interest Group will be established by NISO to continue promote the taxonomy, keep it current for the industry’s needs, and encourage community participation andRead More

Register for the EAR Webinar Series

The shift to online events has provided organizations with the ability to reach a wider, more diverse audience globally. Aries Systems’ recent user group meetings were held virtually, allowing us to offer many insightful sessions and workshops to our entire user community at once. In response to this shift and feedback received from our users,Read More

Free Training Webinar: Catch Up on the Latest EM/PM Features

Aries Systems is dedicated to continuous product improvement and innovation, with Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) enhancements released each month. To help EM/PM users stay up-to-date on system functionality designed to support their workflows, the Aries Client Services team hosts free training webinars biannually on the latest features. Join our next training sessionRead More

Automating Research COI Disclosures in Editorial Workflow

Conflicts of interest (COIs) arise in scholarly publishing when Authors, Editors, or Reviewers have competing interests that can risk professional and ethical judgment. These conditions include potential financial, legal, commercial, or relationship interests with involved individuals or organizations. It is critical for Authors to disclose conflicts-of-interest prior to peer review to maintain research integrity andRead More

Aries Systems Continues Support for the OA Switchboard

The OA Switchboard, an initiative by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), is a not-for-profit, industry-wide collaboration that aims to serve as an intermediary between the complexities of multi-lateral Open Access (OA) publication-level arrangements by functioning as a central information exchange hub. The OA Switchboard strives to enable the seamless sending and receiving ofRead More

Taking Advantage of Underused EM/PM Features

With frequent software releases and powerful configuration options, Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) empower thousands of scholarly publications to uniquely customize their workflows – often at no additional cost! There are many helpful features even our most seasoned EM/PM users may be unaware of! We’d like to highlight some small (but mighty!) featuresRead More

Guiding Authors: Manuscript Status Check

Editorial Manager® (EM) grants journal offices the option to provide Authors configurable levels of visibility into the status of their pending manuscripts during the editorial workflow. Publications may customize status terms based on their unique business policies and preferences, and can also opt to display alternative status terms to the Author than those that areRead More

Customization is Key: Tailoring the Editor Decision Form

It is important for publications to collect key information throughout the editorial process. The amount (and type) of information needed may vary greatly from journal to journal, and adjustments made need to be made on-the-fly as journal policies evolve. Editorial Manager’s highly-configurable system allows journal offices to customize the Editor Decision Form to solicit specificRead More

Tips for Authors Preparing Submission Files for Editorial Manager’s Xtract

Authors submitting manuscripts to scholarly journals often spend valuable time entering information into the system that is already included in their manuscript documents. To streamline the submission process, Editorial Manager® (EM) comes equipped with Xtract, an automated data extraction tool. As Authors upload their manuscript files to EM, Xtract works behind the scenes to automaticallyRead More