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.”
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com
Tom Reller, Global Communications