Tools for Easy Content Management and Repurposing
Book Business explored the book-publishing-systems landscape to find some of the latest and greatest digital software technologies—from simple manuscript submission and tracking solutions to more robust total publishing systems—to enable you to streamline your company’s workflow management and make the most of your content with the least amount of manual involvement. BB
ARIES SYSTEMS CORP.
North Andover, MA
Contact: (978) 875-7570
Clients include: More than 1,750 scholarly scientific, technical, medical (STM) journals worldwide, including The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology; The British Psychological Society; and the American Journal of Cardiology.
Solution: Editorial Manager
Features: Editorial Manager is a Web-based manuscript-submission and management solution that’s offered as an Application Service Provider (ASP) model. It enables online manuscript submissions, and features a suite of customizable manuscript tracking and reporting tools. Authors are able to submit manuscripts via the Web, in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and RTF files, among others. Submissions are automatically converted to a Portable Document Format (PDF), and the editors receive notification that copy has arrived.
Reviewers receive the PDF document and are able to insert and submit their comments and edits electronically. The system tracks the iterative review process from submission to the final acceptance of the manuscript.
Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the source files can be made available through the Web and downloaded to the publisher’s production systems.
Editorial Manager features “role manager,” “action manager,” and “policy manager” tools, which enable the publisher to modify the workflow on the fly. Management staff can use the solution to generate reports on every aspect of the review process, and import the data to a spreadsheet application.
Contact: +358 3 3681848
Clients include: Scholarly journal publishers.
Features: JournalPro is an online editorial assistant and manuscript-tracking and archiving solution with dedicated interfaces for authors, chief editors, associate editors, reviewers and publishers. Users can work from remote locations worldwide.