Tony Alves, Director of Product Management at Aries Systems Corporation in the United States: Tony has worked in STM publishing since 1990 and has focused on electronic publishing for almost thirty years, designing online learning products and workflow management software. Tony joined Aries Systems in 2001 to manage the development and rollout of the Editorial Manager system and is responsible for designing new features and functions for the EM/PM system, as well as assisting in defining the strategic direction of the company including new product ideas and new market opportunities. Before that he served as Publisher at HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of online educational tools for healthcare organizations; and at SilverPlatter Education, an early developer of multimedia products for physicians on CD-ROM and the Internet. Tony also worked at Harvard University, where he was an Assistant Managing Editor for the journal Circulation Research; and CV Mosby, assisting an Acquisitions Editor in the professional medical textbook department.
Tony is very involved in promoting industry standardization focused on system-to-system communications protocols and other industry shared services. Tony is co-chair of the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach NISO working group, which has defined data and communication protocols for transferring manuscripts from system to system. He also participates in the STM, Research Data Year initiative, STM Image Manipulation Detection project, OASPA’s OA Switchboard, and Doc Maps, an initiative to make peer review part of the scholarly record.