Atypon Systems Inc. and Aries Systems Corporation collaboration will help publishers cut costs and accelerate the publication cycle

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Jeff Deneen, Ph.D.
Director, Marketing jdeneen@atypon.com
Office 205-419-5662

October 14, 2005, Santa Clara, California, USA – The Internet holds enormous potential to reduce the time that it takes for publishers to accept, process, and publish manuscripts online. However, many scholarly publishers have been unable to capitalize on this potential because of a lack of connectivity between disparate elements of the publication cycle.

Atypon and Aries Systems have formed a collaboration that will empower scholarly publishers, by offering a seamless connection between two mission critical elements of publication cycle: the online submission system and the e-publishing platform.

Atypon, which hosts over 1700 journals, is committed to open integration with key players in the journal supply chain and this collaboration represents an important next step in this strategy to integrate with those software vendors whose products are well established in the publishing marketplace

Aries Systems' online peer review system, Editorial Manager, is deployed to 1,300+ journals and enables upload and peer review of author manuscripts on the Internet. Following final editorial acceptance, the manuscript can be "flagged" for early online publication and can be automatically transferred to the Atypon Literatum e-publishing platform for immediate delivery to readers. This means that within a matter of minutes an author's accepted manuscript is publicly available, allowing early access to the underlying knowledge while a final version of the manuscripts undergoes traditional production processing such as page composition.

Lyndon Holmes the President of Aries commented, "The widespread adoption of automated processing tools in Editorial Manager such as image checking and citation validation has resulted in significant increases in the quality of accepted manuscripts. When combined with branding enhancements such as the ability to inject a journal-defined cover page, an accepted manuscript on Literatum can provide much of the value traditionally only delivered in the final version of the manuscript."

Georgios Papadopoulos, President of Atypon added, "Our vision is to provide publishers with a complete solution for supporting the e-publishing process from content creation to content delivery. Publishers value the Literatum e-publishing platform because it provides a robust and scaleable on line hosting solution for both large organizations with hundreds of journals and for the smaller publisher with only one journal. The ability to automatically post accepted manuscripts from Editorial Manager is further compelling evidence that Literatum is 'tuned in' to the requirements of Internet-savvy publishers and authors and is consistent with our strategy of supplying a complete publishing solution for our clients."

The completely automated interface between Editorial Manager and Literatum is planned for release in early 2006.

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon has focused on providing software and services to the information industry. Atypon has two electronic publishing services, Atypon Link (the former Extenza service) and Atypon Premium which together with other custom services provide on line content hosting solutions and services to over 60 publishers. These clients include major websites such as Blackwell-Synergy, Annual Reviews, and CrossRef as well as mid-sized commercial and not-for profit publishers. Atypon Link provides a fully managed low-cost e-publishing solution to a growing group of international publishers including Walter de Gruyter, the American Marketing Association, and Thomas Telford. Other Atypon services include PDFplus, which dynamically adds links to PDFs, and LINKplus, a full service linking solution for publishers.

The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with offices in New York and Oxford. For more information on Atypon, please visit http://www.atypon.com

Media Contacts:
Lucy McBride
Marketing Communications Executive
Atypon Ltd
lmcbride@atypon.com

About Aries Systems Corporation

Since 1986 Aries Systems has successfully delivered technology that enhances the scientific publishing process: Editorial Manager® (www.edmgr.com) for online manuscript submission and tracking; Preprint Manager® for online content management and production tracking; DocuRights® (www.docurights.com) digital rights management for STM publishers; and Knowledge Finder® (www.kfinder.com) for on-line literature searching.