Maney Publishing, from W. S. Maney & Son Ltd., launched a web-based system designed to handle the tracking, information, and reporting elements of the journal production process. ManeyTrack was developed in collaboration with MPS Limited, a Macmillan company. Via MPS, the system is available for licensing to other publishers, and will be branded as Journal Track.
Real-time information that is displayed at article level includes estimated and actual production stages and dates. ManeyTrack automates functions such as article metadata capture and storage, article and issue tracking, schedule creation, and also includes partially-automated issue make-up functionality and order generation. The system also measures supplier turn-around time and has an ecommerce facility for the payment processing of non-subscription revenue items.
Journal Track has been tailor-made in collaboration with a production manager, to meet the needs of any academic publisher's production department, which can benefit from a more streamlined, automated workflow and production process. Journal Track can also integrate with existing peer review systems and receive automated tracking data from suppliers.