River Valley Technologies was set up in the UK by Dr Kaveh Bazargan. A physicist by training, his intense interest in the emerging area of desktop publishing led him to start a service company for publishers, with the aim of delivering cutting edge technology to academic publishers. More than 25 years later, the company has expanded internationally, and remains at the forefront of technology.
River Valley Technologies has always had a reputation for breaking barriers in technology. We were one of the first users of Adobe Illustrator. In 1989, we created the line art for a book published by Blackwell Science (“Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations“). To our knowledge this was the first book published in the UK with computer generated illustrations. We pioneered the practice of scanning figures at high resolution and at print quality, directly from the desktop. This allowed full camera ready copy to be delivered to publishers.
In 1999 we came up with the revolutionary new idea of using “structured” TeX for delivering composition work to STM publishers. The system has stood the test of time to this day, and allows the efficient delivery of the most complex XML content.
Today our vision is to simplify the publishing process & deliver an end-to-end solution for the publishing industry. For some 10 years we have been working on developing a range of platforms to simplify the publishing process, from our internal workflow and communication with clients and service providers, to online authoring and peer review. Our aim is to have a set of modular cloud-based platforms to handle the complete publishing workflow, from initial manuscript submission to online hosting. Our vision is to simplify the process, thus saving time and money for publishers.
Our platforms are designed to allow for considerable customization if required – hence they make the ideal tried and tested base system for workflows in any industry.
River Valley’s headquarters are in London, UK and it has multiple offices in India, including Trivandrum, Kerala; Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.