ICE Publishing implements DARVi

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Tracking papers from submission to publication

London – 15 October 2021

ICE Publishing is partnering with River Valley Technologies to introduce a new live data visualisation tool. DARVi (Data Analyser, Reporter, and Visualizer) will provide their editorial and production teams with an up to the minute view of their publishing operation, from submission to publication. Driven by article metadata, DARVi ingests information from River Valley’s ReView (submission and peer review) and TrAction (production management) systems to provide a detailed dashboard of operations. The tool also presents data from other sources, like CrossRef Funder Registry and COUNTER, eliminating the need to “create reports”. 

Ben Ramster, Journals Manager at ICE Publishing said: “We are delighted to partner with River Valley Technologies to introduce this modern interface for the author, editor and reviewer community. The live data visualisations that DARVi provides will support both peer review and the open-access needs of funders and institutions.

DARVi is a new system for analysing and visualising data. Publishers, librarians, funders and other stakeholders can see combined data from any number of sources on a user-friendly dashboard, and can fully personalize the output using interactive controls. 

DARVi can display and report on and export any data relevant to publishing including the Plan S Price Transparency Framework. 

Kaveh Bazargan, Director at River Valley said: “It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with the ICE to bring out the full potential of DARVi, successfully combining data from River Valley’s platforms and ICE’s third party systems.” 

About ICE Publishing 

Established in 1836, ICE Publishing is a leading provider of information for researchers and practitioners worldwide in the fields of civil engineering, construction and materials science.  We are the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), a non-profit society of over 95,000 members around the world. Our portfolio includes journals, archives and books which provide a gold-standard reference point for industry and academia. 

About River Valley Technologies

River Valley’s mission is to accelerate the communication of research through automation and easy-to-use publishing platforms, thus helping societies and publishers manage and deliver their content more efficiently and more cost-effectively.

Developed in-house, River Valley’s platforms address the pain points felt by stakeholders, from researchers preparing their manuscripts to publishers requiring perfect XML and immediate access to business data.

River Valley was established in 1988 with the mission of delivering cutting edge solutions to academic publishers. Some 10 years ago, the company pioneered the first fully XML driven online authoring system and today boasts a number of publishing platforms. Together they deliver a fully automated end-to-end solution, including submission and peer review, XML-based authoring, and hosting. 

With head office in London and offices in India, River Valley supports clients across EMEA, the USA and Asia. Clients include The IET, IOS Press, American Physical Society, The Sphere Association and IOP Publishing.

Contact: Maryam Bazargan

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