BMJ, a leading medical knowledge provider, has adopted ReView, River Valley’s submission and peer review system, for BMJ Open Science (http://openscience.bmj.com) The new journal applies open science principles to preclinical research, and incorporates several innovative features in peer review.
Transparency and reproducibility are at the heart of BMJ Open Science. Not only are reviews published alongside accepted manuscripts, but even the discussions between reviewers are open to the public! This “extreme” openness is possible thanks to ReView’s flexible “discussion module” that is available to editors and reviewers throughout the review process. Continue reading
After evaluating several competing products in 2016, De Gruyter, one of the world’s leading journal publishers, has chosen River Valley’s online proofing platform, ProofCheck.
Like many other publishers, De Gruyter had been sending authors their proofs in PDF format for annotation. Authors’ corrections would then be implemented to produce the final publication. De Gruyter was looking for a faster and more reliable system in order to minimise admin within the publication workflows of their online-only journals. Continue reading
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world’s largest engineering institutions, is launching a new system for managing professional registration applications, such as Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer. The IET grants these registrations on behalf of the Engineering Council UK, after a detailed assessment process of each applicant. With over 167,000 members, the process is heavy on administration. Continue reading
RVPublisher, launched end of 2014, is the innovative end-to-end production platform set to revolutionize scholarly publishing. The system is a “pure” XML based end-to-end publishing platform, comprising several modules that link seamlessly – from online collaborative authoring to peer review, proof checking, automated pagination, and delivery. The system is set to reduce publication costs and turn-around times for publishers by up to 70%.