Case Studies

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Normalization of Author Affiliations

Aries Systems is the creator of Editorial Manager®, a manuscript submission and peer review system used by thousands of scholarly journals.

  With publishers requiring accurate and clean metadata as early in the publishing process as possible, integrating Identify with Editorial Manager became an important workflow enhancement for our clients and their authors.  

Richard Wynne, Aries VP of Sales and Marketing

Authors select their own institutional affiliation from a locally-hosted auto-populating list of Ringgold’s normalized institution names. Submitting authors can also associate normalized institution names with coauthors at the point of submission. This means that accurate Ringgold Identifiers are associated with submissions right from the start.

The Ringgold ID and Institution Name are then pulled through in JATS XML output, ensuring that clean Identify Database metadata is embedded early in the publication process, and can be used by Aries clients for a number of purposes. Notably, Aries has integrated with the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink for Open Access service, enabling a seamless and accurate calculation of institutionbased article publication charges.

This Identify integration was made available for free in 2013 to the thousands of journals and hundreds of publishers using Editorial Manager.