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

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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.

The automated acceptance of papers from bioRxiv (B2J) has already been available in ReView for some time. With the latest implementation (J2B), any publisher using ReView as their submission and peer review platform can opt to allow authors to submit their papers as a preprint to bioRxiv, simultaneously with submission to the journal, with no extra effort.

River Valley’s Kaveh Bazargan said: “bioRxiv is one of the most popular preprint servers. ReView’s two-way integration simplifies submissions to and from bioRxiv. We have worked hand in hand with bioRxiv’s technical team to complete the integration.

John Inglis, co-founder of bioRxiv said: “We are delighted that this most recent integration between submission systems extends the options available to authors of scientific papers.  The transfer of manuscripts into and out of bioRxiv is an immensely popular feature of the server and it has been a pleasure to work with River Valley’s team to bring the underlying technologies to even more journals”.

Publishers using ReView have full control over this integration. ReView is already integrated with a wide range of external systems, most recently with CASRAI CRediT, allowing granular attribution of roles to authors.


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 electronic 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 was one of the first companies to embrace “authoring in the cloud”, with the first incarnation of RVRite some 10 years ago. The company continues to look at areas of publishing that can be improved or automated, with the fundamental goal of speeding up scholarly communication.

River Valley’s vision is to streamline and to automate the publishing process through its suite of platforms, which include:

  • RVRite  (Collaborative online authoring and automated XML conversion)
  • ReView  (Intuitive submission and peer review platform)
  • ProofCheck  (Online author proofing system)
  • RVFormatter  (Automated XML to PDF converter)

River Valley continues to deliver the highest level of typesetting services to its publishing clients through the use of its cloud-based platforms.

River Valley’s clients include Cambridge University Press, The IET, De Gruyter, BMJ and IOP Publishing.

About bioRxiv

bioRxiv (pronounced “bio-archive”) (www.bioRxiv.org)  is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution and supported by the Laboratory and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.


Maryam Bazargan

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