Category Archives: Press Release

River Valley announces two-way integration of its submission system, ReView, with the bioRxiv preprint server

London, UK, 4 April 2018 – Authors of biology and biomedical papers can now choose to submit to a journal directly from bioRxiv, as well as submit to bioRxiv automatically from a journal, thanks to the “two-way” integration of River Valley’s ReView platform with bioRxiv’s systems. Continue reading

River Valley implements ORCID to give credit to reviewers

London, UK, 2 March 2018 – River Valley have developed a new feature within their peer review platform, ReView, to recognise peer reviewers’ work. River Valley have worked closely with ORCID to allow reviewers who use the platform to update their ORCID records automatically with their reviews. Authors and peer reviewers have always been able to log in to ReView with their ORCID records. However, this new feature will give peer reviewers the additional facility to link their reviews back to ORCID. Continue reading

Edinburgh University Press to use River Valley’s ReView for submission and peer review in journals

Edinburgh University Press has become the latest prestigious publisher to sign up to ReView, River Valley’s submission and peer review system, in a bid to  reduce admin and turnaround times on their journals.

Sarah McDonald, Head of Journals at EUP, said: “ReView was intuitive and easy to use whilst delivering complex workflows and full security. Being able to handle any text including Arabic, ReView provided the perfect solution for us. River Valley were great at working with us to refine our workflows and to apply the innovative features of ReView.Continue reading

BMJ to use River Valley’s ReView for their new Open Science journal

BMJ, a leading medical knowledge provider, has adopted ReView, River Valley’s submission and peer review system, for BMJ Open Science ( 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

De Gruyter streamlines author proofing by using River Valley’s ProofCheck system

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

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. Continue reading

IET opts for River Valley’s ReView platform for member management

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

American Physical Society adopts River Valley’s automated publishing platform for rapid publications

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%.

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River Valley cuts the cost of typesetting by half

River Valley Technologies, the 25 year old UK-based typesetting company is set to cut production costs and turn around times by half for publishers, by using its new RVPublisher platform. The system is a “pure” XML based end-to-end collaborative authoring and composition solution, comprising several modules that link seamlessly. Continue reading