About MECA
Authors lose time and effort when their manuscript is rejected by a journal and they have to repeat the submission process in subsequent journals. Plus, it is estimated that 15 million hours of researcher time is wasted each year repeating reviews. Both of these challenges could be addressed if journals and publishers could transfer manuscripts between publications using different submission-tracking systems. With the growth of cascading workflows, manuscripts are regularly transferred within a publishing group. But a growing challenge is to transfer the manuscript (and, optionally, peer-review data) across publishers and manuscript systems and even to and from preprint servers.

A group of manuscript-management suppliers faced challenge and is now working together with NISO to standardize, document and implement a common approach for wider adoption across the industry.

Implementation updates

eLife develops, implements, and shares a MECA component for use within platforms built on PubSweet

MECA in the News

What MECA Can Do for the Publishing World — and What it Can’t

Resubmitting your study to a new journal could become easier

HighWire Press Release | June 5, 2018

NISO Press Release | May 9, 2018

Upcoming events

MECA session at Council for Science Editors Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH. Check back soon for more details on MECA at spring conferences!

Past Presentations

MECA at CSE 2019


MECA at STM Week – 2018

MECA at SSP Fall SeminarĀ 

MECA at JATSCON – 2018

MECA at CSE – 2018

MECA at FORCE11 – 2017

Project MECA Presentation at SSP 2017

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