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.

Read our Peer Review Week 2020 White Paper – PDF and HTML


Implementation updates

MECA open for public comment

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 on FORCE11’s Open Source Community Call | June 29, 2020

Past Presentations

MECA at Peer Review Week 2020

MECA at JATSCon 2020
MECA and JATS Compatibility: A case study utilizing the JATS Compatibility Meta Model”

MECA at NISO Plus 2020

MECA at CSE 2019


MECA at STM Week – 2018

MECA at SSP Fall Seminar 

MECA at JATSCON – 2018

MECA at CSE – 2018

MECA at FORCE11 – 2017

Project MECA Presentation at SSP 2017

Learn more. Or get in touch.