01 February 2017
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced a new partnership with River Valley Technologies to supply a state of the art peer review solution to support its leading publishing programme.
Historically, Peer Review systems have focused on data capture rather than the ease of use for those submitting papers and for those at the Journal office managing the process. Peer Review users now expect any interaction with technology to be as simple a process as possible. Peer Review interfaces are moving to simple, clean, intuitive interfaces that enable users to find what they are looking for, or enter information, as quickly and easily as possible.
The IET is working with River Valley Technologies to offer a highly effective and flexible Peer Review that is focused on the author, editor, and reviewer experiences and is easily re-configurable to the evolving business & customer needs. The River Valley solution is very well suited to the IET’s various industry leading content, including Journals, peer review for conferences and Academic Books.
This is the latest in a series of developments to the IET’s continuing commitment to support the international engineering community through an enhanced Author Support Programme, gathering together all the information and advice authors need to publish with us, while our partnerships provide further support and guidance for authors to publish & promote their work.
The new partnership supplements the recently announced arrangement between River Valley and the IET to provide the ReView platform for member management.
Sara Sharman, IET Head of Content Services said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer our author, journal and reviewer communities’ access to a system that helps to speed and streamline peer review. Among our requirements was the ability to support multiple content types, offer flexible reporting as well as provide an overall better user experience. ReView from River Valley delivered on these aspects and more and we are delighted to be working with them.”
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.