Elsevier closes its acquisition of Aries Systems

New York, September 10, 2018

Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, Massachusetts. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.

“Elsevier’s strategy is to unite content with technology to help our users and customers succeed and Aries will help us achieve that,” said Dominic Feltham, President Research, Elsevier. “We admire the capabilities that Aries will bring to help us meet the evolving needs of our communities.”

The acquisition is in line with Elsevier’s organic growth driven strategy, supported by acquisitions of innovative open science companies that are helping improve the research information ecosystem, following the acquisitions of Mendeley, SSRN, Plum Analytics and bepress.

“Aries has always been committed to delivering solutions that help publishers, editors and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, said Lyndon Holmes, Aries’ Founder. “With Elsevier, Aries will be even stronger and better positioned with enhanced solutions and analytics to help our customers achieve their goals.”

Lyndon Holmes provides more information on this announcement here at Elsevier’s online community, Elsevier Connect.

About Elsevier
As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,100 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our 2,500+ digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 40,000 eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com.

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