Aries Systems and Overleaf Partner to Allow Authors to Directly Submit Manuscripts to Thousands of Journals

By Mary Anne Baynes
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May 27, 2015 North Andover, MA, USA – 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 - and with both LaTeX and Rich Text writing modes available, cross-disciplinary collaboration is simple.

Overleaf is the third submission partner to recently announce an agreement with Aries to use the Editorial Manager "Ingest Service." Tony Alves, Director of Product Management at Aries explains,

"The emergence of standards such as JATS and ORCID means that we can more effectively connect different parts of the scholarly ecosystem with peer review. We are delighted to be collaborating with Overleaf since their solution is appealing to scholarly authors, especially those writing in LaTeX. In due course we look forward to exploring other integration points beyond initial submission."

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.

Mary Anne Baynes, Chief Marketing Officer at Overleaf adds,

"Overleaf already provides manuscript templates for several journals that use Editorial Manager. Enabling authors to directly submit to journals while minimizing web form filling is a big benefit . We encourage publishers to contact us about support for their template and pre-submission requirements."

Overleaf will be presenting their solution at Aries Systems' Annual Editorial Manager User Group Meeting to be held in Boston on June 18 & 19. For a copy of the agenda and to register, please click here.

About Overleaf

Overleaf is an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools – specializing in cloud-based scientific documents. The Overleaf platform, with over 200,000 users, is an online service that makes the process of writing, collaborating, editing and publishing scientific content much quicker and easier. It brings the whole scientific documentation process into one place in the cloud – from idea to writing to review to publication. Overleaf is supported by Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities.

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About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

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About Aries

Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company's innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing – from submission, to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. As the publishing environment evolves, Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

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Mary Anne Baynes


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