IET adopt River Valley’s ReView as their journal submission and peer review platform

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world’s largest engineering institutions, has adopted River Valley’s “ReView”, the nimble and innovative manuscript submission and peer review system, for all their journals. The IET, who had been using ScholarOne for many years, will transition all their journals to ReView over the coming months.

The IET were looking for a flexible, easy to use and cost effective peer review platform capable of handling  the peer review of multiple content formats including  books,  conference papers as well as journal articles, on the same platform.  Flexible reporting across multiple content types was also a key requirement.

Following a competitive bid held by the IET in 2016, River Valley Technologies are proud to announce that ReView was judged to be the best candidate for the task! Built using state of the art web technologies, ReView has some truly unique features. It is fully functional on any device including mobile phones, and can be used by all parties with little or no “user instructions”. Using innovative technologies developed in-house, administrators can create and modify workflows of any complexity using a graphical interface, create as many user roles as needed, create new journals in a matter of minutes and cascade manuscripts from one journal to another by simply selecting the title from a drop down menu.

ReView is designed to give publishers complete and intuitive control over their content. All content is hosted in a single installation and so any report, including interactive graphical reports, can be generated instantaneously, be it for one journal, a group of journals, or for all publications.

Sara Sharman, Head of Content Services at the IET said: “ReView’s refreshingly simple user interface, combined with River Valley’s intimate knowledge of scholarly content, gave us the confidence to choose River Valley over the competition.”

River Valley’s Kaveh Bazargan said: “Yet again it has been a pleasure to work with The IET. Our mission is to minimise admin and simplify the working process for all stakeholders. We are confident that the benefits of a single, nimble installation for all content using state of the art web technologies will make it a pleasure for authors, reviewers, and The IET’s admin staff.

River Valley are, of course, no strangers to The IET. In 2016 The IET implemented a new “Registration Process System”, using a highly customised version of ReView, thus proving the unparalleled flexibility of the platform.

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About River Valley Technologies

River Valley Technologies was set up in 1988 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 with the aim of delivering cutting edge technology to academic publishers. The company has expanded internationally, and remains at the forefront of publishing technology.

River Valley’s vision is to automate the publishing process through the RVPublisher suite of platforms that includes MagicWord, RVRite, ReView, ProofCheck, and RVFormatter. River Valley was one of the first companies to embrace “authoring in the cloud”, with the first incarnation of RVPublisher some 10 years ago. The company continues to look at areas of publishing that can be improved or automated, with the primary aim of speeding up scholarly communication.

River Valley’s clients include De Gruyter, Cambridge University Press, Nature Publishing Group, and IOP Publishing.

About the IET

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all. The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.