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Aries Systems and Figshare partner to facilitate the sharing of open data

By David Ellis April 26, 2022

Tuesday 26 April 2022

North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and London, UK

Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, and Figshare, a highly configurable platform for sharing research data, have partnered to promote and facilitate the sharing of open data from academic papers.

Figshare, part of Digital Science, has integrated with Aries’ Editorial Manager® (EM) to allow authors to submit their datasets to Figshare during manuscript submission in EM. Leveraging Aries’ repository API, the integration allows authors to preview the dataset files as they will appear on Figshare when published, edit the metadata, and add additional files to their submission in EM. When the associated article is ready to be published, the datasets will be published in the publisher’s Figshare Portal and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for citing and reuse.

This integration – available for all publishers using both Editorial Manager and Figshare – makes publishing open data faster and easier for publishers and authors without the disruption of workflow.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Figshare to add another data repository option to our ecosystem of applications,” stated Nathan Westgarth, Aries’ VP of Product Management. “This partnership not only streamlines workflow and improves user experience, but further supports open data to make research more discoverable and accessible.”

“Mark Hahnel, Founder and CEO of Figshare, said: “We’re excited to creatively support the needs of publishers. Now, more than ever, it’s critical for publishers to ensure their datasets and supplementary information are supported as first-class research and to make it as easy as possible for their authors to share that information as part of the submission process.”

For more information about the Figshare/Editorial Manager integration, please contact: publishing@digital-science.com.

About Aries Systems
Aries Systems transforms and revolutionizes the delivery of high-value content to the world. We are committed to providing highly customizable, flexible, and innovative workflow solutions designed to help enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. Publish faster, publish smarter, with Aries Systems.

About Figshare
Figshare offers a highly configurable repository solution to provide access to datasets, publications, and all of the products of research with a dedicated repository portal. Figshare’s out-of-the-box software is designed to meet requirements for security, accessibility, and global repository standards, such as preservation, persistence, metadata, and discoverability. Visit figshare.com and follow @figshare on Twitter.

About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. We invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. Our portfolio includes admired brands including Altmetric, Dimensions, Figshare, ReadCube, Symplectic, IFI CLAIMS, GRID, Overleaf, Ripeta and Writefull. We believe that together, we can help researchers make a difference. Visit www.digital-science.com and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

Media contacts

Megan Hardeman, Product Marketing Manager, Figshare: megan@figshare.com

David Ellis, Press, PR & Social Manager, Digital Science: d.ellis@digital-science.com

Aimee DesRoches, Marketing Manager, Aries Systems: marketing@ariessys.com

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