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12.07.2020 | Member News & Releases

Cochrane Library Adopts Editorial Manager® and ProduXion Manager® to Manage Publishing Workflows

December 2, 2020 – North Andover, Massachusetts – Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, is pleased to announce the adoption of Editorial Manager® (EM) and ProduXion Manager® (PM) by the Cochrane Library.

The Cochrane Library is a prestigious collection of databases comprised of high-quality, independent research evidence to promote informed healthcare knowledge and decision-making. The Cochrane Library is owned by Cochrane and published by Wiley. Both EM and PM have been selected to power the manuscript submission, peer review, and production workflows for Cochrane Reviews and their database portfolio. Through their use of ProduXion Manager, the Cochrane Library will also be able to leverage Aries’ LiXuid Manuscript™ XML Editor, a revolutionary XML workflow tool for easy content proofing and editing. The Cochrane Library is transitioning from its in-house legacy system to Aries’ workflow solutions, which will deliver enormous efficiencies for Cochrane’s editorial team accelerating and optimizing the publishing process.

Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, said of this announcement, “This is a very important moment for Cochrane. We are delighted and confident that Editorial Manager will provide Cochrane’s editorial staff with more timely, consistent, and efficient editorial and production processes, enabling and improving our important evidence synthesis work and ensuring the future sustainability of Cochrane’s review production.”

Chris Mavergames, Cochrane’s Head of Informatics & Technology Services, Chief Information Officer and project lead said, “We are very pleased with the way Editorial Manager will simplify and streamline the editorial workflow for Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs). Its implementation will facilitate the work of our editors, particularly Managing Editors.”

“We are delighted that the Cochrane Library has chosen Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager to streamline their workflows and increase visibility for their research and reviews,” added Aries Director of Sales, Jake Kelleher. “We look forward to working together to ensure the Cochrane team benefits from the rich functionality and configuration options uniquely available to our systems.”


About Cochrane Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. Cochrane produces reviews which study all of the best available evidence generated through research and make it easier to inform decisions about health. These are called systematic reviews. Cochrane is a not-for profit organization with collaborators from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Our work is recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. www.cochrane.org Follow us on Twitter: @cochranecollab 

About Aries Systems Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. Aries’ innovative 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 on a global scale. Aries Systems was acquired by Elsevier, Inc in September 2018. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems. www.ariessys.com  

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