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LetPub opts for Editorial Manager Ingest Service
- 07 Sep 2018

Online submission system provider Aries Systems has announced that LetPub will join a growing list of submission partners using the Editorial Manager Ingest Service.

The partnership will enable authors using LetPub's editing, illustration, formatting, translation, and multimodal research communication services to submit files and metadata to Editorial Manager with a single click.

LetPub will utilise Editorial Manager Ingest 2.0, the updated and improved Ingest Service which features greater workflow visibility, access to more detailed notifications, and streamlined revision submission.

LetPub joins many other EM Ingest Submission Partners including Editage, Overleaf, Manuscripts, bioRxiv, Enago, Edanz, and publisher-branded submission portals.

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Edanz partners with Aries Systems to adopt Editorial Manager Ingest Service for its Author Path product
- 18 Jan 2018

Author services company Edanz has announced a partnership with Aries Systems to adopt the Editorial Manager Ingest Service for its Author Path product.

The Edanz Author Path was launched in beta last April in both English and Chinese. This partnership means authors using the Author Path, will be able to submit files and metadata associated with their manuscripts to the thousands of journals using Editorial Manager with a single click.

The EM Ingest Service was further enhanced by 'Ingest 2.0' available in version 14.1. Extended functionality includes the tools necessary for services and submission partner tools, including Author Path, and publisher portals to further curate the author's submission experience.

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Editorial Manager Version 14.1 includes updated Author Submission Interface capable of automated metadata extraction
- 29 Sep 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems has announced that Editorial Manager, Version 14.1, now in Beta release, includes an updated Author Submission Interface capable of extracting key metadata from Authors' submitted Microsoft Word documents so as to automatically populate key system fields. The new interface simplifies submission by reducing the amount of time that authors spend re-keying submission data, and will lead to more accurate submission metadata for publishers.

The updated Author Submission Interface rolls out in response to feedback from customers, including a requirement for XML as early as possible in the workflow. Through the updated interface, the fields extractable from Author submitted Word files include: title, co-authors & affiliations, and abstract.

Editorial Manager is projected to be a submission and peer review system, and is in use by thousands of scholarly journals globally. New versions roll out twice a year.

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Aries Systems and HighWire Press announce data partnership
- 06 Jul 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems and scholarly publishing company HighWire Press have announced a data partnership to help publishers assess their manuscript pipeline, editorial policies, and strategic plans.

Publishers using Aries' Editorial Manager® Enterprise Analytics Reporting tool will now benefit from an automated data export to Impact Vizor, HighWire's data visualisation platform for editorial and business analytics. Aries has created a short video illustrating how simple it is to refresh article submission and decision data to Impact Vizor for the most up to date analysis.

The Rejected Article Tracker within Impact Vizor lets publishers compare article citation rates for published and rejected articles that are later published elsewhere. Publishers have used Impact Vizor to evaluate how well peer review practices help editors identify significant research. A publisher found that articles which require a higher level of effort during peer review can generate at least as many citations, and sometimes more, than the average cites per article for the publication.

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Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors Press adopts Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager
- 05 Jul 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems, US, has announced the adoption of Editorial Manager by the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) Press.

KAMJE Press, which is operated by XMLink, is the publishing component of the KAMJE, a membership association with 256 member journals. KAMJE Press supports over 70 journals, and will kick-off the transition to EM for submission and peer review this summer.

Among the prestigious KAMJE Press titles transitioning to EM are the Association’s flagship titles, including Journal of the Korean Medical Science, Journal of Periodontal and Implant Science, Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Journal of Endocrine Surgery, Korean Circulation Journal, and Obstetrics and Gynecology Science.

KAMJE Press journals using EM will also benefit from local language support made available through the Korea-based XMLink.

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SAE International adopts Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager manuscript service for Journals and Technical Paper process
- 26 Jun 2017

SAE International has adopted Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager® system for use with its Journals and Written-Only Technical Paper process. Editorial Manager is a cloud-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system for scholarly journals, reference works, books and other publications.

The new system will provide a more user-friendly experience for SAE International journal and written-only paper authors and reviewers.

The new Editorial Manager system will save time for users; provide only one version of a paper at any one time for review – resulting in a more clear and concise process; allow associate editors to see all potential peer reviewers at one time (grouped by category/subject expertise) – making the selection process easier; allow an easier tracking process – authors will be able to see what is happening with their papers at all times, and associate editors and Editors-in-Chief will see at a glance the status and action needed for each assigned paper; offer a double-blind peer review process for all submissions; and provide automatic schedule reminders.

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Industry initiative for manuscript transfer officially named MECA
- 19 Jun 2017

The cross-organisational industry initiative previously called Common Manuscript Transfer Protocol has been officially named MECA, which stands for Manuscript Exchange Common Approach. In addition to the project's name change, other updates include formal launch via a presentation at SSP, and the announcement of a new website.

MECA strives to facilitate and standardise multiple types of manuscript exchange, including: submission system-to-submission system; preprint server-to-submission system; authoring tool-to-submission system; and submission system-to-production services.

Editorial Manager already supports all of these exchange options using JATS, but Aries welcomes an industry-based approach.

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SAE International adopts Editorial Manager across journals portfolio
- 18 Apr 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems has announced the adoption of its web-based manuscript tracking and peer review system, Editorial Manager, by SAE International. The SAE International portfolio consists of 10 peer-reviewed journals, as well as several forthcoming journals to be announced later this year, all of which will launch on Editorial Manager in 2017. The journals previously managed editorial workflow using an in-house system.

SAE International's portfolio includes the SAE International Journal of Engines, SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, the forthcoming Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy, and others.

The roll out of Editorial Manager will facilitate manuscript submission, tracking, and peer review workflow for all journals in the SAE International portfolio. Authors, editors and other workflow participants will benefit from worldwide access to files and metadata 24×365, as well as standardised workflows, helpful integrations and sophisticated access to portfolio data via helpful cross-journal reporting.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists selects Editorial Manager and EM for Books
- 24 Feb 2017

Online submission system provider Aries Systems, US, has announced the latest Editorial Manager for Books adopter: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

The AAPG is an international geological organisation, with both books and journals publishing programs. The association has chosen Editorial Manager to power the submission and peer-review workflows for both portfolios. The journals have completed the transition to Editorial Manager, and the books will complete the transition in the next two months.

The AAPG's journals include Bulletin and Environmental Geosciences. The association's books include the series' Memoirs, Studies in Geology, Archie, Hedberg, Methods in Exploration, and Special Publications. To date, more than 280 books have been published by AAPG.

Editorial Manager is in adoption by hundreds of publishers, including Springer Nature, Wiley-VCH, Taylor & Francis and the American Psychological Association.

EM for Books, released in 2016, has been adopted by Wolters Kluwer Health and The Geological Society of America in addition to AAPG.

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Aries Systems announces integration of Meta Bibliometric Intelligence into Editorial Manager
- 18 Oct 2016

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced the integration of Meta Bibliometric Intelligence into Editorial Manager, Aries' industry-leading manuscript and peer-review tracking system for scholarly publications. The new technology, created by Meta, applies artificial intelligence toward the identification of high-impact manuscripts at the moment of first submission, allowing editors to triage and rank incoming manuscripts.

Bibliometric Intelligence uses sophisticated machine learning algorithms that were trained using Meta's corpus of millions of full-text articles – a collection that now comprises the largest scholarly text-mining collection on Earth. As newly-submitted manuscripts are processed, hundreds of unique features are pulled from the papers and fed through the algorithms. Based on this analysis, Meta estimates the future citation count and impact of a manuscript, with a speed, accuracy, and consistency that far exceed human ability.

Large-scale trials conducted by Meta in partnership with industry demonstrated that Bibliometric Intelligence out-performed tens of thousands of human editors by a factor 2.5x at predicting article-level impact for new manuscripts, prior to publication. It also performed 2.2x better than the same group of editors at identifying "superstar articles" – those that represent the top 1% of high-impact papers, prior to publication.

Predictive intelligence is just one of several ways that industries throughout science are leveraging Meta's artificial intelligence capabilities to solve their core information challenges. Meta's AI-enabled solutions are also used by researchers and innovation-driven companies throughout science and technology to surface key insights, accelerate their work, and understand where science is going.

Aries was formed in 1986 to help scholarly publishers streamline and improve the publication process. Their flagship product, Editorial Manager, is used by thousands of scholarly journals to manage millions of manuscript submissions and peer-review tracking systems. Their customers include Wolters Kluwer, Springer Nature, Wiley-VCH, PLoS, BMC, and AAAS.

Bibliometric Intelligence integration is available in Editorial Manager version 13.1. Interested publishers should request activation so that they can explore the use of Bibliometric Intelligence during this Beta period.

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bioRxiv deploys Editorial Manager Ingest Service to simplify author submission to journals such as PLOS ONE
- 19 Aug 2016

Aries Systems has announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's preprint service, bioRxiv, has added to its technical repertoire an interface to the Editorial Manager Ingest Service.

This means that authors who post a preprint to bioRxiv, enabling pre-publication sharing of findings, can submit - with a single click - the manuscript files and associated metadata to any journal that uses Editorial Manager. The first publisher to take advantage of this capability will be the Public Library of Science (PLOS).

According to Dr. John Inglis, co-founder of bioRxiv and Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, this new relationship with Aries enhances bioRxiv's role as a hub in the distribution of biomedical research results.

bioRxiv is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and can receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.

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Bioedit opts for Editorial Manager Ingest Service
- 19 May 2016

Aries Systems, a workflow solutions provider for scholarly publishers, has announced that UK based English language writing and editing service Bioedit has adopted Editorial Manager Ingest Service.

This partnership means that the authors using Bioedit's personalised pre-publication editing services can submit files and metadata associated with their manuscripts to the thousands of journals using Editorial Manager with a single click.

This announcement brings the number of EM Ingest Submission Partners to nine, including: Bioedit, Editage, Manuscripts, Overleaf, Chronos (Gates Foundation), PubRef, BioRxiv, and publisher-branded submission portals.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons selects Editorial Manager
- 01 Apr 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has selected Aries Systems' Editorial Manager to support submission and peer-review workflows for its journal, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which is transitioning from a previous system.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. First published in 1965, The Annals is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides outstanding original coverage of recent progress in adult and congenital cardiovascular and chest surgery and related fields. This leading monthly receives more than 3,800 manuscripts for consideration annually and maintains rigorous acceptance standards under Dr. Patterson and a distinguished editorial board. The journal is currently published by Elsevier.

The journal's current impact factor, an important journal metric published by Thomson Reuters each year, is 3.849 and Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports ranks The Annals as 16th of 198 surgery journals, 31st of 123 cardiac and cardiovascular journals, and 13th of 58 respiratory journals. An authoritative, clinically oriented, comprehensive resource, The Annals is committed to providing a place for all cardiothoracic surgeons to relate experiences which will help improve patient care.

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MIT Press selects Editorial Manager to support submission and peer review workflows for two new OA journals
- 26 Feb 2016

The MIT Press has selected Editorial Manager to support the submission and peer review workflows of two new Open Access journals - Open Mind and Computational Psychiatry.

Computational Psychiatry (CPSY) will be the first journal solely dedicated to research in its burgeoning field. The journal will publish original research articles and reviews that involve the application, analysis, or invention of theoretical, computational and statistical approaches to mental function and dysfunction.

Open Mind provides a new venue for the highest quality, most innovative work in cognitive science, offering affordable open access publishing, concise and accessible articles, and quick turnaround times for authors. The journal covers the broad array of content areas within cognitive science using approaches from cognitive psychology, computer science and mathematical psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, comparative psychology and behavioural anthropology, decision sciences, and theoretical and experimental linguistics. These approaches are applicable to a broad range of content areas, including learning and memory, attention and object recognition, language processing and development, causal reasoning, judgment and decision-making, philosophy of mind, and more.

Both journals being open access, all content will be freely available to readers across the globe.

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Environmental Health Perspectives selects Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager
- 29 Jan 2016

Aries Systems, a workflow solutions provider for scholarly publishers, has announced that Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) recently selected Editorial Manager to power the journal's submission and peer review workflows. Similarly, Aries' ProduXion Manager will underpin the journal's production activities. The journal will be transitioning from a legacy system.

EHP is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal of research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In 2014, EHP received approximately 1,600 submissions and had an acceptance rate of 12 percent. Research articles are published within 3 working days of acceptance as Advance Publication articles and are citable using the Crossref Digital Object Identifier system. EHP's news content is prepared by science journalists and reviewed by subject matter experts.

Published since 1972, EHP has been online-only since January 2013. EHP is open access, and all content is available for free online.

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PubRef partners with Aries Systems to use the Editorial Manager Ingest Service
- 04 Sep 2015

Aries Systems, a workflow solutions provider for scholarly publishers, has announced that PubRef will be participating in the EM Ingest initiative. PubRef is an innovative online HTML5 versioning virtual file system with a fast and simple user-interface that provides a unified environment for authoring and collaborating on research articles. The agreement between Aries Systems and PubRef will allow authors to directly submit manuscripts created and managed in PubRef's platform to the thousands of scholarly journals that use Editorial Manager for submission and peer review.

This partnership will simplify submission for authors writing manuscript text, gathering article metadata, managing citations, creating figures within PubRef, while helping Editorial Manager journals capture structured manuscript metadata and correctly compiled manuscript and data files at submission. Using the workflow capabilities of Editorial Manager, journals can send the manuscript back to the author to verify submission data, and capture missing information, before proceeding with peer review.

PubRef is the fourth submission partner to announce an agreement with Aries to use the Editorial Manager Ingest Service, joining the ranks of early adopters Editage, Overleaf and Manuscriptsapp.com.

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Zynx Health enhances ZynxCarebook mobile care coordination solution with new evidence-based transitions of care content
- 11 Aug 2015

Evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions provider Zynx Health has enhanced its ZynxCarebook mobile care coordination solution with new evidence-based transitions of care content. Developed specifically by Zynx Health, this content provides the most relevant care guidance to further improve care team coordination and the patient's healthcare experience in moving to new care settings.

Zynx Health's team of clinicians accumulates and appraises peer-reviewed research, national guidelines, and performance measures. These experts classify the evidence sources based on a rigorous, reproducible, and tested methodology. This meticulous editorial process drives Zynx Health's transitions of care content to comprise the most relevant evidence-based clinical care guidance and best practices from evidence-based transitions of care models such as Project RED® and Project BOOST®.

Healthcare organisations can improve outcomes by utilising transitions of care content embedded in ZynxCarebook that not only provides evidence-based clinical guidance but also enables the optimisation of workflow around the discharge and transition process. Ultimately, the combination of improved communication with care guidance–enabled workflow allows standardised care delivery that is based on the most current evidence-based best practices. With ZynxCarebook, along with the industry-proven, customer-driven implementation and methodology–armed with this inclusive, richer medical knowledge–the care team providers can optimally improve financial and clinical outcomes beyond the limited use of an individual evidence source.

Organisations using ZynxCarebook for their mobile care coordination needs have demonstrated significant improvements in their care transitions, reductions in readmission rates, and decreases in lengths of stay. These outcomes not only lower costs, but are also consistent with the goals outlined by government healthcare-improvement initiatives such as the Value-Based Purchasing Program, the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, and the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program.

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Aries Systems partners with Overleaf to allow authors to submit manuscripts directly to thousands of journals
- 28 May 2015

Aries Systems, a solutions provider for scholarly publishers, partners with Overleaf, an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool. This new agreement between Aries Systems and Overleaf will allow authors to directly submit manuscripts created in the Overleaf platform to the thousands of scholarly journals that use Editorial Manager Ingest Service for online submission and peer review.

This new partnership between Aries Systems and Overleaf will simplify the submission process for authors while helping journals capture structured manuscript metadata and correctly compiled LaTeX files. Using the workflow capabilities of Editorial Manager, journals can send the manuscript back to the author to verify submission data, and capture missing information, before proceeding with peer review.

Created with the goal of making science and research faster, more open and more accessible, Overleaf brings the whole scientific documentation process into one place in the cloud. Overleaf makes the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier. Authors simply open a journal template and start to write - no need to install special or expensive software. Authors can then invite others to collaborate or review documents at any time.

Overleaf works with multiple publishers and journals to provide journal-specific templates for automated composition and integrated author guidelines; options for automated ‘built-in’ pre-submission checks; and author technical support.

Overleaf will be presenting their solution at Aries Systems' Annual Editorial Manager User Group Meeting to be held in Boston on June 18 and 19.

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Innovative author tool start-up company in deal with Aries Systems to facilitate transfer of scholarly manuscripts to thousands of journals using editorial manager
- 21 Apr 2015

Innovative author tool start-up company, manuscriptsapp.com, has entered into an agreement with Aries Systems to facilitate the transfer of manuscripts authored using its application into Editorial Manager. Cambridge, UK-based Manuscripts.app Ltd are developers of an easy to use writing app that helps authors prepare scholarly manuscripts in compliance with journal-specific requirements. It includes powerful outlining and editing functionality, and is built leveraging its creators' prior experience as authors of scholarly articles, and as creators of multiple design-award-winning research tools.

EM Ingest is a service from Aries Systems that allows third party submission partners to add value during manuscript preparation, and automatically transfer manuscripts to journals on behalf of authors. Manuscripts.app Ltd joins other organisations that have recently adopted EM Ingest, including Editage, a manuscript language editing service.

Matias Piipari, CEO and co-founder at manuscriptsapp.com, and other representatives from EM Ingest Submission Partners will be presenting their solutions at the upcoming 13th Annual Editorial Manager User Group Meeting in Boston, MA on June 18 & 19.

Interested parties may visit http://www.cvent.com/events/emug-2015/event-summary-811e65f1f6a848b4a1ba479e6e5bd9fc.aspx to learn more, or to register to attend.

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Aries Systems in deal with the International Union of Crystallography to integrate checkCIF system with Editorial Manager
- 20 Apr 2015

Aries Systems, a supplier of online submission and peer review workflow solutions for scholarly publishers, has announced an agreement with the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) to integrate its checkCIF system with Editorial Manager.

Aries’ principal offering, Editorial Manager, is used by more than 6,000 scholarly journals including many published in the fields of chemistry and materials science. For consideration by these journals, authors are often required to submit their crystallographic data files to the IUCr's checkCIF system for validation. The Crystallographic Information File (CIF) is a standard text file format for representing crystallographic information promulgated by the IUCr. Managing this additional step manually can be inconvenient for authors and journal operations.

Under the new agreement, CIF files will be automatically checked as a by-product of manuscript submission with the test results conveniently displayed to authors, reviewers and editors during journal submission and peer review workflows.

checkCIF integration will be released as part of Editorial Manager version 13.0 and will be in the hands of users in 2016.

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Zynx Health unveils ZynxCarebook, a mobile platform designed to improve care team collaboration across the healthcare continuum
- 24 Sep 2014

Evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions provider Zynx Health has announced the general availability of ZynxCarebook, a mobile platform designed to profoundly improve care team collaboration across the healthcare continuum. This first-of-its-kind Mobile Care Navigation Network and Secure ConText Messaging solution meets the often impenetrable challenges associated with enabling effective on-the-go communication in busy healthcare environments. Similar to Zynx Health's leading evidence-based intelligence, ZynxCarebook also enables healthcare organizations to radically improve care quality and optimize financial performance.

In addition to providing access to clinical evidence that guides clinicians to adopt best practices, ZynxCarebook eliminates the frustrations associated with traditional communication methods. For instance, caregivers no longer have to spend inordinate amounts of time trying to make a connection with other clinicians via standard telephone and paging devices. In addition, ZynxCarebook complies with stringent security regulations, eliminating the security and privacy risk associated with clinicians using standard short message service (SMS) texting for care communications. Perhaps best of all, communications are delivered within a patient-specific context, eliminating the need to search for the relevancy of each message and enabling caregivers to take immediate action.

The solution allows care team members across settings to round on their patients in real time via a 'virtual huddle.' This unique capability of connecting care team members across the continuum, regardless of their care setting, set the technology apart from others, prompting a citation from Gartner Group in its list of Cool Vendors for Healthcare Providers.

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ThedaCare to implement ZynxCare, a clinical decision support solution from Zynx Health
- 14 Aug 2014

Citing the need to consistently deliver optimal care via a variety of providers, ThedaCare™, an Appleton, Wisc.-based healthcare delivery system, has chosen to implement ZynxCare®, a clinical decision support solution from Zynx Health™. Because the solution's care plans are integrated directly into Epic, ThedaCare's EHR system, clinicians can easily access the evidence-based content across the entire care continuum – from acute care to long-term care to outpatient facilities – as part of their established workflow.

ZynxCare enables clinicians to understand evidence changes by distilling new information into digestible, usable and meaningful care plans for the patient. In addition, ZynxCare will help ThedaCare provide clinicians with speedy access to this continually evolving evidence. With its quick time to implementation, ZynxCare is expected to help the seven-hospital integrated delivery system develop care plans in just hours, instead of the months associated with manual care plan development.

A new feature in ZynxCare automates the inclusion of patient education topics, such as anticoagulation drug interactions, in two locations in the Epic EHR – the plan of care and the patient education module –­ providing access to the most current evidence. This enhancement eliminates two hours of work, on average, per Zynx plan of care update cycle. In addition, the automation eliminates translational errors that are so often associated with manual copy-and-paste update methods. Of equal importance, the enhancement encourages organisations to deliver more comprehensive patient education at the point of care, regardless of whether they are using other patient education tools.

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Aries Systems and CCC integrate platforms to provide seamless Article Processing Charge management
- 04 Jun 2013

Aries Systems Corporation, a developer of workflow solutions for scholarly publishers, and Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) have announced the integration of Aries' Editorial Manager manuscript submission and peer review tracking system and CCC's RightsLink®for Open Access to provide seamless Article Processing Charge (APC) management.

This integration provides scholarly publishers with a seamless and friction-free way to process APCs within their workflows and adapt to new Open Access models as they emerge. Backed by Aries Systems and CCC, who have collectively served the scholarly and publishing industry for over six decades, this automated APC management solution fully integrates with scholarly content editorial and production workflows, thereby accelerating the publisher's time to market, improving the author experience and minimising the operational costs associated with managing author fees.

Aries Systems was founded in 1986 with the mission to develop advanced software technologies that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of scholarly publishing. Its principal offerings include Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager.

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardization and transparency.

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Aries Systems and ProQuest partner to empower journal editors with reviewer discovery utility
- 31 May 2013

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced a partnership with ProQuest to empower journal editors with reviewer discovery utility. Submitted manuscripts can now be automatically matched with reviewers drawn from an external pool of more than 3.5 million curated scholar profiles.

Using an Application Programming Interface (API), Editorial Manager transmits manuscript metadata to the ProQuest Pivot service, which streamlines workflow in university research offices. The proprietary software algorithms of Pivot create a digital 'fingerprint' from the metadata, match the fingerprint to its embedded collection of scholar profiles, and then generate a relevance-ranked candidate reviewer list.

Editors can click on names to view biographic and bibliographic details including CrossRef links to candidates' published articles. This makes it quick and easy for editors working in Editorial Manager to find and assess the viability of candidates as reviewers for manuscripts under consideration.

On the same web page, editors can then conveniently invite selected reviewers. Editorial Manager takes care of downstream workflow activities such as email notifications, due date tracking, reminders, review submission, etc.

Aries Systems will market the solution under the product name of 'Reviewer Discovery.' For a limited time, journals can evaluate Reviewer Discovery at no charge for a three-month period; thereafter annual fees apply. Reviewer Discovery can be activated in Editorial Manager Version 10.1 (currently in Beta Test and planned for initial release in June 2013). It will be available for demonstration in the exhibit hall at the upcoming SSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco on June 5-7.

Aries Systems in deal to make Editorial Manager peer review system available to Taylor & Francis journals
- 17 May 2013

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, and publisher Taylor & Francis entered into a global enterprise agreement to make the Editorial Manager peer review system available to Taylor & Francis journals.

Taylor & Francis has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher of more than 1,750 scholarly journals. By adding Editorial Manager to its workflow options, its journals will benefit from the innovations and configuration capabilities that characterise the Aries solution.

Editorial Manager is a cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution used by thousands of scholarly journals to facilitate manuscript submission and peer review. The system delivers feature updates approximately three times per year and leverages APIs to integrate with third-party solutions such as ORCID and CrossCheck. Recent innovations include seamless cross-journal manuscript transfer, editor discussion forums and automated ingestion of external email.

American Psychological Association to deploy Editorial Manager for journals
- 14 Aug 2012

Aries Systems, a US-based provider of publishing software, has announced that the American Psychological Association (APA) has selected its Editorial Manager for manuscript submission and peer review of over 70 journals.

APA Journals expects the Editorial Manager tool to provide it with various additional features that have been requested by its editors, reviewers and authors over the past years.

Aries is stated to have a proven track record of innovation and established processes of enhancing the system, as evidenced by its broad client base of publishers, both large and small, around the world.

Several of APA's journals are already using Aries' Software as a Service, including International Perspectives in Psychology.

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Elsevier unveils product literature database solution for Life Science professionals
- 17 Jul 2012

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of a structured Product Literature Database (PLD) solution for professionals in the life sciences. The PLD solution is a further development of the QUOSA literature management solution and enables a higher level of scalability, automation and usability. QUOSA, a content management and workflow productivity solutions provider, was acquired by Elsevier in January 2012.

PLDs are centralised repositories of product-related scientific literature maintained by life sciences institutions to meet regulatory reporting requirements, address medical inquiries and inform progress in product development. These are used by a broad array of groups within life science institutions who need to access public information related to their company’s and competitor’s products. PLDs primarily contain information from journal and conference abstracts as well as some other public sources, for instance media articles.

Elsevier has tailored and upgraded QUOSA’s solution to serve the specific needs of life sciences professionals such as pharmacovigilance and medical affairs personnel in pharma, biotech and medical device companies. New functionalities include outbound email alert setting by end users. Users can set their own alerts on any search or topic area in the PLD, including alert topics created by expert information professionals. Enhanced scalability supports the import of hundreds or thousands of alerts from a range of external sources. Automated tagging of search results helps in efficient management of large sets of results. Enhanced search interface includes configurable faceted browsing of search results.

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Elsevier's chemistry workflow solution Reaxys now interoperable with PerkinElmer Informatics E-Notebook
- 14 Nov 2011

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI), a company focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, have announced that the chemistry workflow solution Reaxys is now interoperable with PerkinElmer Informatics E-Notebook.

The cooperation between Elsevier and PerkinElmer seeks to ensure that Reaxys' best-in-class chemistry content from leading journals and patents is integrated with in-house, documented proprietary research findings captured via the PKI electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). The integration is available at no extra charge to customers who have both Reaxys and E-Notebook.

PKI Informatics E-Notebook is a broadly deployed ELN and is used by scientists in multiple disciplines from early discovery through development and into manufacturing. E-Notebook users looking for external, relevant chemistry data can pose queries in E-Notebook and immediately inspect results in Reaxys, Elsevier's workflow solution for research chemists that provides access to an unparalleled depth of information on chemical compounds, related physical and pharmacological properties, and synthesis information.

Researchers can get the experimentally validated information they need in a single overview, from source publications carefully selected for their importance and relevance to research chemists. Information from Reaxys can then be imported directly into appropriate sections in E-Notebook. This seamless transition from proprietary to published information and back again serves the needs of research scientist to integrate the relevant chemistry information into the research process directly at a point when they need it most.

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Elsevier and Pharmaron sign multi-year contract for access to Reaxys
- 30 Aug 2011

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and Pharmaron, a premier drug R&D service provider for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, have signed a multi-year contract. Under the deal, Elsevier will provide access to Reaxys to all Pharmaron researchers.

Reaxys will enable Pharmaron to continue to consolidate its scientific excellence and to stay competitive in drug R&D, and also ensure that Pharmaron has the best possible resources available to provide high-quality research and solutions to their customers.

Pharmaron is a key player in the Chinese CRO industry, a preferred drug R&D service provider to global pharmaceutical and chemical companies. The increased emphasis on partnership and productivity has made validated information access indispensible. Consequently access to Reaxys’ chemical information will significantly help Pharmaron continue to be a highly competitive and dynamic player in the industry.

Reaxys is a registered trademark owned and protected by Elsevier Properties SA and used under license.

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Accelrys announces new Experiment Knowledge Base for Enterprise Lab Management suite
- 18 May 2011

Scientific informatics software and services company Accelrys, Inc., US, has announced the Accelrys Experiment Knowledge Base (EKB), a new packaged professional services solution. EKB is built on the Enterprise Lab Management (ELM) suite of the Accelrys Enterprise R&D Architecture.

EKB speeds innovation in materials science by helping scientists plan, execute, analyse, report, mine and manage experiments using a single system that is complementary to existing laboratory instrumentation and data management methods. The solution also improves laboratory efficiency and productivity and supports sustainability strategies for scientific enterprises in the chemicals, manufacturing and materials industries.

Optimising scientific workflows of materials-focused labs, the EKB solution was developed to address specific challenges faced by Accelrys' customers, which includes some of the world's largest scientific companies. Within EKB, Accelrys Professional Services leverages core resources and components of the Accelrys Enterprise Lab Management suite to offer capabilities including sample/material genealogy, instrument interfaces, experiment planning/design interfaces, data marts and data analysis protocols as required.

Accelrys' EKB is built on the recently announced Enterprise Lab Management suite, which includes a core set of lab-enabling services and add-on components within the Accelrys Enterprise R&D architecture. The Enterprise Lab Management suite provides a flexible framework that can be configured and deployed according to specific customer needs.

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Syngene pact with Elsevier to obtain unlimited access to online chemistry resource
- 16 May 2011

Scientific publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that contract research organisation (CRO) Syngene, India, has signed a multi-year contract for its researchers to obtain unlimited access to Reaxys, Elsevier’s chemistry resource. Reaxys is projected to help Syngene enhance its R&D competitiveness and productivity in the Indian pharmaceutical, chemical and agrochemical research environments.

It is expected that the insights given by Reaxys into possible synthetic routes and validated physical property data would help Syngene researchers generate better output in less time at the labs. Access to Reaxys’ validated, curated chemical information is seen to be a key factor in helping Syngene maintain its position in the CRO market. Reaxys is designed to provide information that will enable researchers to innovate effectively.

Apart from Reaxys, Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, MD Consult, Nursing Consult, the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review.

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Japan Science and Technology Agency selects Editorial Manager for its journals
- 12 May 2011

Online submission system provider Aries Systems, US, and its distribution partner in Japan, Atlas Corporation, have announced that Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) will make the Editorial Manager online submission and peer review system available to its journals.

Editorial Manager is one of two systems selected by JST. Editorial Manager includes the ability to 'toggle' between Japanese and English interfaces and claims to have significantly more configuration options than any other platform.

Editorial Manager is a web-based system for soliciting author manuscripts and managing peer review. It is already used by thousands of scholarly journals worldwide. Dozens of JST journals will be transitioning to the system over the summer of 2011.

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North Philadelphia Health System selects Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert
- 04 May 2011

Business information provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that North Philadelphia Health System has selected Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert to help pharmacists reduce medication costs and improve efficiency and quality of care. Pharmacy Xpert is part of the Clinical Xpert suite of clinical workflow solutions.

Pharmacy Xpert combines three critical elements that enable pharmacists to manage medication therapy more efficiently - real-time clinical surveillance, comprehensive patient data, and integrated, patient-specific Micromedex reference content.

The system's single dashboard access will provide pharmacists at North Philadelphia Health System with the information they need in one place, lessening the time spent searching for answers and ultimately improving quality of care for patients. Using Pharmacy Xpert's real-time clinical surveillance capabilities, pharmacists will be able to identify opportunities to move patients to lower cost medications, thereby increasing savings for the health system.

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The Endocrine Society launches Editorial Manager sites for four journals
- 18 Mar 2011

Online submission system provider Aries Systems, US, has announced that the Endocrine Society is in the process of establishing Editorial Manager sites as the electronic workflow solution for four of its journals. The journals are: Endocrinology, Endocrine Reviews, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and Molecular Endocrinology.

Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society claims to be the world's oldest organisation devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Its peer-reviewed journals lead the field in providing in-depth information on cutting-edge issues in endocrinology.

The innovative features comprising EM's frequent releases appealed to the society with its compressed publishing lead times, and its processes such as REP (Rapid Electronic Publication), which makes research papers accessible to subscribers weeks prior to print and online journal publication.

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Maney Publishing and MPS Limited to release production tracking system for journal publishers
- 10 Feb 2011

Publishing solutions provider MPS Limited, a Macmillan company, and UK-based academic publisher Maney Publishing are co-developing a production tracking system designed to handle the tracking, information, and reporting elements of the journal production process. The product, which integrates with existing systems such as SagePay, will allow publishers to benefit from streamlined, automated workflows.

Maney, an independent publisher of over a 100 academic journals, issued a tender looking for a system which could introduce efficiencies into their workflow and help them automatically track manuscripts and issues through the production process, as well as measure how time and resources were being used at every stage of the process.

MPS' technology team has designed the system to meet Maney's two principal requirements - reducing the time taken from the acceptance of each article to its publication, and increasing transparency with better reporting and measurement tools for each stakeholder, including authors and editors.

The production tracking system not only automates functions such as metadata capture and storage, tracking, and schedule creation, but also includes issue - make up functionality, supplier turnaround time measuring, and a payment processing facility for non-subscription revenue items, such as open access payments and offprints. It also holds all production-related journal information and specifications, serving as an internal central repository and reference point for all such information.

The production tracking system, which can be customised to meet the needs of any book or journal publisher, is expected to be launched in October 2011.

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Elsevier and IDBS announce interoperability between IDBS E-WorkBook Suite and Reaxys
- 02 Feb 2011

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and IDBS, a global provider of innovative enterprise data management, analytics and modeling solutions, have announced that Reaxys is now interoperable with the IDBS E-WorkBook Suite. The partnership creates a new mechanism that integrates best-in-class chemistry content from journals and patents with documented proprietary scientific results.

E-WorkBook Suite offers a data management solution that is used across R&D sectors. E-WorkBook users searching for relevant chemical data can smoothly transition into Reaxys, a workflow solution that provides extensive information on chemical compounds, related physical and pharmacological properties, and synthesis information, and then save their data and findings in their workflow. With Reaxys available via E-WorkBook, a new group of researchers can now access this extensive repository of experimentally validated data.

E-WorkBook-Reaxys interoperability is achieved by a customised API developed by the Reaxys team linking into the IDBS ScienceLink scientific content brokerage platform. IDBS and Elsevier will continue to work closely together to provide additional innovative content-related functions to Reaxys and E-WorkBook.

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Rush-Copley Medical Center selects Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert to improve medication management
- 09 Dec 2010

Business information provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that Rush-Copley Medical Center has selected its Pharmacy Xpert to more effectively manage medication therapy and improve pharmacist efficiency. Pharmacy Xpert is a one-of-a-kind clinical intelligence dashboard that helps hospital pharmacists better manage medication therapy to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and manage risk.

Pharmacy Xpert combines three critical elements - real-time clinical surveillance, comprehensive patient data, and patient-specific Micromedex reference content - into a single dashboard. The real-time surveillance capability uses clinical profiles to automatically identify patients who are at risk of an adverse event, such as a potentially lethal combination or dosage of medications. It also helps pharmacists save thousands of dollars in medication costs by identifying alternative, yet equally effective, medication therapies - such as a lower-cost oral medication in place of a drug administered intravenously. Once the at-risk patients are identified the pharmacist then has access to all the clinical data they need to make the appropriate medication recommendation.

Pharmacy Xpert is part of the Clinical Xpert suite of clinical workflow solutions. It can be quickly integrated within any hospital IT environment - including hospitals using platforms from Cerner, Eclipsys, Epic, GE, MEDITECH, McKesson and Siemens.

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BNF partners with MedKeeper to enhance support for local content management
- 16 Nov 2010

The British National Formulary (BNF) and MedKeeper, a provider of clinical and workflow pharmacy tools, have announced a partnership to extend support for local content management by providing a locally installable intranet version. The 61st edition of the BNF will include content from both BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) together with a tool for the management of local content, building on MedKeeper's experience in the development of pharmacy software. This is expected to contribute to safer prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines by improving point of care access to BNF guidance and local formulary information.

The BNF seeks to provide up-to-date, practical guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines. It aims to enable healthcare professionals to maximise the benefits of drug treatment and minimise the risks, while encouraging good compliance with treatment. The publication is supposedly consulted over three million times a week and regarded as the number one prescribing resource by four out of five professionals in the UK Statistics taken from a Medicines Information Survey conducted by independent market research agency Kantar Health, 2010. BNFC claims to be an up-to-date and comprehensive source of guidance on how to use medicines to treat children.

The BNF is a product of a joint venture between the BMJ Group and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The BNFC is a product of the joint venture among the BMJ Group, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The BNF and BNFC are published by Pharmaceutical Press and BMJ Group on behalf of the joint ventures.

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BNF announces new digital developments
- 09 Nov 2010

The British National Formulary (BNF) has announced the launch of Knowledge Integration Solutions for safer and more accurate electronic prescribing and dispensing of drugs in the NHS.

The BNF's clinical decision support and knowledge products include a range of data sets aligned with nationally mandated coding schemes for system interoperability which generate contextually relevant active alerts within the user's workflow. It also enables doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to check electronically for allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, contra-indications and dose ranges.

The BNF now also provides a range of data sets and tools to allow the integration of referential and dose information into clinical workflows to aid the cataloguing of medicines and management of medicines policies across a Trust. These new digital developments enable its data sets to be integrated with Cerner's NHS Millennium application. BNF knowledge continues to be available within EMIS, the main e-prescribing system in UK primary care.

Pharmacists can also benefit from BNF's partnership with McLernon Computers, enabling pharmacists to access BNF or BNF for Children information when and where they need it. Additional access is also available to other key references such as Martindale and Stockley on the MedicinesComplete platform. Contextual links from the Ascribe Electronic Prescribing application to the relevant information in the BNF is expected to help pharmacists in the dispensing process.

The BNF is a joint publication of the BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press on behalf of the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. The publication is consulted over 3 million times a week and regarded as the number one prescribing resource by 4 out of 5 professionals in the NHS.

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Elsevier, eMolecules collaboration allows for easy sourcing of chemicals via Reaxys
- 15 Sep 2010

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that Reaxys now provides an enriched commercial availability service, as a result of the ongoing collaboration between the Reaxys development team and eMolecules. Reaxys is Elsevier's web-based chemistry application which combines reaction and substance data search and retrieval in organic, organometallic, inorganic and physical chemistry with synthesis planning. The application allows research chemists to get important and relevant information from journals and patents fast and conveniently in a single overview.

Chemical procurement of commercially available compounds is now incorporated into the reaction and substance search workflow. Research chemists can now immediately access the eMolecules ordering page, complete with full quantity, pricing and vendor information, all via the eMolecules icon.

The Reaxys development team will continue to work with eMolecules to further streamline all aspects of the commercial availability process in order to bring the researchers the most relevant information with fewer clicks.

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Sapienza University ties up with Elsevier to offer Reaxys access to research chemists
- 30 Jun 2010

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and Sapienza University of Rome have announced an agreement to provide researchers at the university with access to Reaxys, a workflow solution for research chemists. Reaxys is projected to enable researchers at Sapienza to quickly find the chemistry data relevant for their needs and thereby raise their performance and output.

Offering experimentally validated information, Reaxys combines reaction and substance data in organic, organometallic, inorganic and physical chemistry with synthesis planning. Researchers can get the information they need in a single overview, from source publications selected for their importance and relevance to research chemists.

Reaxys seeks to bring a fresh look to synthetic chemistry through powerful functionality and relevant content. The tool contains a repository of experimentally validated data that chemists need, including structures, reactions (including multi-step reactions) and physical properties.

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GlobalSpec launches My GlobalSpec platform for Industrial Professionals
- 23 Nov 2009

Specialised vertical search, information services and e-publishing company GlobalSpec, US, has announced the launch of its My GlobalSpec platform of workflow management tools. My GlobalSpec gives industrial professionals a single place to access, manage and save all of their vital work-related information from GlobalSpec.com.

This expanded suite of tools include My Suppliers, which gives professionals the ability to create a list of suppliers for reference and sharing, including e-mail address, phone number, and Website. Users can choose to add individual companies from their personal list of suppliers or make additions using GlobalSpec's directory of over 148,000 companies, all complete with contact information. ‘My Parts’ offers the ability for professionals to save products found on GlobalSpec or entered from their own sources for their project needs, including a list of parts used in designs and detailed catalogue specs for parts saved from GlobalSpec. Users can also access GlobalSpec to contact suppliers for additional application and pricing information. The ‘My Projects’ option allows users to plan, manage and track product discovery and vendor sourcing for their projects. In addition, My GlobalSpec also offers industrial professionals the ability to customise their GlobalSpec home page with news and information of importance to them.

Users can choose to display information from a number of categories, including recent GlobalSpec product searches, top engineering news tailored to a variety of different industry interests and relevant discussions on CR4, GlobalSpec's online peer-to-peer community for industrial professionals.

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Symyx electronic laboratory notebook integrated with Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS
- 29 Oct 2009

Symyx Technologies, Inc., a US-based provider of technologies for R&D, has announced an integration of Symyx Notebook and Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS. The integration is seen to enable scientists engaged in biological and bioanalytical workflows to electronically pass study information, sample lists, experimental results and reports between the electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) and the LIMS. This helps in reducing time-consuming manual transcription and data manipulation that can result in costly laboratory errors and regulatory compliance issues.

The integration is projected to enhance the value of laboratory information throughout an R&D organisation by enabling scientists to access critical experimental information quickly and efficiently. Other benefits include the ability to design studies in Watson LIMS and publish them in Symyx Notebook; transfer sample information from Symyx Notebook into Watson LIMS; document lab activities (including sample preparation) in Symyx Notebook; annotate Watson LIMS worklists in Symyx Notebook; perform supplementary calculations and analysis in Symyx Notebook; and transfer completed Watson LIMS reports back to Symyx Notebook.

Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS is a specialised, protocol-driven laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed for drug metabolism/pharmacokinetic studies and bioanalytical testing. Symyx Notebook is a single, multi-disciplinary electronic laboratory notebook for the enterprise that accelerates R&D productivity, improves collaboration, lowers costs and streamlines regulatory compliance. The Symyx Isentris data access, analysis and decision support system enables scientists to leverage corporate, commercial and local database information in an integrated, self-service research environment.

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FIZ AutoDoc provides FIZ AutoDoc and STN Customers with new additional services
- 17 Jul 2009

Scientific information services provider FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany, has announced that FIZ AutoDoc will now provide FIZ AutoDoc and STN Customers with new additional services. Under the initiative, Future Science Group is available as a new pay-per-view supplier offering download option of articles from 41 e-journals at present.

These articles can be ordered and downloaded immediately via FIZ AutoDoc. If a user's ordered document is electronically available on one of Future Science Group's servers, the corresponding link is generated. In this case, the user may purchase the original document directly from Future Science Group in PLAIN PDF-format using the 'Purchase Now' button. The Future Science Group is an expanding group of independent publishing companies, active in the field of scientific information.

Other scientific publishers for which the company offers journal articles via the FIZ AutoDoc pay-per-view option are ACS, Elsevier, Karger, Springer and Thieme. At present, FIZ AutoDoc provides immediate download options for journal articles from more than 4,100 journals. It hopes to continuously enhance its 'future-proof' delivery option by cooperating with more publishing houses.

Additionally, FIZ AutoDoc will offer the option of requesting an offer and subsequently ordering e-prints. This extended service is provided in cooperation with Reprints Desk. FIZ AutoDoc is also providing a new and convenient way of ordering documents from PubMed via the order option 'From other Search Result'.

FIZ AutoDoc is a broker service and workflow management system for full-text document delivery which partners with national and international scientific libraries, publishers and content aggregators. The service analyses incoming orders and sends them to the most suitable document supplier based on customer preferences such as preferred format and delivery speed.

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Ex Libris unveils enhanced version of gateway and metasearch tool MetaLib
- 02 Apr 2009

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced the release of version 4.3 of its MetaLib gateway and metasearch solution. Over 35 major enhancements, originating largely from requests of the MetaLib user community, focus on further streamlining staff workflows to maximise efficiency and reduce the total cost of ownership. Used in nearly 50 countries worldwide, MetaLib seeks to provide powerful yet flexible management tools that can be easily adapted to customers' local environments and practices. New functionality in this release is seen to increase this flexibility, enabling library staff to be even more responsive to the evolving needs of their users.

Significant enhancements have been made to the MetaLib back-office tools, including the addition of task-based wizards that enable librarians to activate MetaLib resources quickly and easily; to customise the user interface; and to create deep-linking URLs to integrate the MetaLib functionality with other applications. Enhancements aimed at MetaLib end users include tighter integration between MetaLib and the SFX OpenURL-compliant link server, also from Ex Libris. From their brief list of search results, users will now be able to link directly to the full text of articles in peer-reviewed sources when they are available.

Prerelease collaborative testing with a variety of existing MetaLib customers provided feedback to Ex Libris development, implementation, support, and product management staff as the new version was being finalised for general release. The participating customers included the Finnish National Electronic Library (FinELib), the California State University and Duke University.

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Ex Libris releases version 20.0 of Aleph integrated library system
- 04 Mar 2009

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced the release of version 20.0 of its Aleph integrated library system. More than 85 enhancements, the majority of which have been garnered from the Aleph user community, focus on further streamlining staff workflows to maximise efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership. New functionality in this release enables library staff to be even more responsive to the special requests of their users.

Significant enhancements have been made in all the modules of Aleph 20.0, assisting libraries worldwide in continuing to meet their goals. Among these enhancements are features that enable librarians to perform a wide range of cataloging and administrative tasks on bulk records, perform editing work offline, and accelerate their response to user requests. For this release, collaborative testers from Utrecht University (in the Netherlands), Porto University (in Portugal), the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN) and University of Minnesota (both in the United States) joined Ex Libris development and product management staff at Company headquarters to test Aleph version 20.0.

The Ex Libris Group provides automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. The company maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents. Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with its customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximise productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.

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Versita, MPS Technologies partner to build e-content platforms in Central and Eastern Europe
- 02 Feb 2009

Versita, a leading STM e-publisher and e-publishing technology marketer in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced a partnership with MPS Technologies to implement the MPS ContentStore platform for launching and developing their new digital business. MPS Technologies is the technology arm of Macmillan India.

Versita is building localised platforms, which is expected to put the company at the forefront of online publishing in Central and Eastern Europe. MPS' ContentStore platform will catapult Versita to markets beyond the STM segment, integrating and expanding their existing content business to become a leading e-publisher and e-content distribution platform serving the academic and professional information markets.

ContentStore provides an end-to-end solution for publishers to aggregate, sell and distribute eBook, journal, database and news content. Versita has selected the BookStore Academic module of ContentStore to disseminate valuable information to individual researchers, libraries and other organisations.

Established in 2001, Versita is fast becoming the leading scientific publisher in Central and Eastern Europe. They publish science journals based in Central and Eastern Europe, many of which are co-published with Springer. Besides publishing, Versita also offers publishing and e-publishing technology services to societies, institutes, universities and other scientific publishers.

Elsevier unveils new workflow solution for synthetic chemists
- 28 Jan 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has introduced Reaxys, a new workflow solution for synthetic chemists. Reaxys is based on data from Elsevier's chemistry databases merged together to provide harmonised content, additional functionalities and a redesigned interface to help improve R&D efficiency. The databases include CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Database.

Reaxys also contains new features including a synthesis planner and advanced results handling to help scientists gather relevant information more efficiently. Other features include workflow and decision making support for synthesis design and planning; quick access to key data by displaying results in a unique tabulated overview of the most important information; and convenient and flexible output of data in most common formats. The product has been developed with input and advice from development partners from corporate and academic research institutions around the world. In addition, the web interface has been designed by experts in human-computer interaction. The look and feel has been streamlined to make searching easier and provide a clear visualisation of the results.

The result is projected as a solution that goes beyond retrieving data. Search results are seen to reflect how chemists think and work - helping their workflow move seamlessly from initial search, recognition of possible starting materials and their properties and through planning a strategy for the synthesis of a new compound to proposing a detailed synthetic route. Most compounds in Reaxys can be identified by their CAS Registry Numbers.

Reaxys is currently available and existing CrossFire customers may use it in parallel for an interim period. Elsevier offers full training and helpdesk support for new customers as well as guidance for the migration from CrossFire to the new platform. For the time being all CrossFire products as well as the Commander interface will be fully supported.

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