Corporate Social Responsibility
At Rivera Publications, we are committed to increase the value
of scientific research and to make it freely accessible to the public community
beyond social and economic barriers. In this 21st century,
where the information is freely accessible on the internet, our aim is to
upscale our publishing model to ensure that the valuable contribution of the
scholars does not go unrecognized. That said, we are adamant on driving the
cost of publishing down and increasing the dissemination of the scholarly
information through internet.
We work solely to drive the cost of open access publishing to
minimum, while maintaining the quality and integrity of a standard review
At Rivera, we are stringent on exercising scholarly open access
adhering to the editorial policies in the service of the academia
a robust and comprehensive platform for the authors to share their
Open Access Policy
Open Access refers to the
unrestricted access to online published content. Research published under the
Open Access model is freely and permanently available on the internet. This
model allows anyone and everyone to use, download, distribute or modify the
content, provided that the original source is properly cited.
All the work published under Rivera
Publications is under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), which
allows reader to copy, distribute, display, perform the work, and make
derivatives, only if the original source/author is properly credited.
Rivera Publications is a strong
supporter of Open Access, and we are adamant on providing a solution to the
existing serial crisis and the restrictions on the research dissemination using
the traditional subscription policy. We believe that removing barriers from the
distribution of published research will help accelerate research and open doors
to innovation. At Rivera Publication, under Open Access, we particularly target
low- and middle-income countries, where public universities and libraries are
facing stubborn challenge of subscriptions owing to the rising subscription
costs, gain unrestricted access to published research.
Rivera Publications charge a minimal
processing fee for publication of research work, which accounts for costs
involved in peer-review, hosting and maintenance, online archiving, and
processing of the submitted papers. We follow a robust and transparent
peer-review process in order to ensure quality of the published content.
The Article Processing Charge (APC) has been kept very low so as to
allow researchers from under-developed and developing countries publish and
share their work on a global scale.
Peer Review Policy
Journals published by Rivera Publications aim at disseminating
research on a global level. To achieve this, we make sure that all articles
undergo rigorous peer review prior to their publication in our journals.
Reviewers are selected from the worldwide research community
following a thorough scrutinization. Unbiased consideration is given to all
submitted manuscripts regardless of the authors' race, gender, religious
belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, sexual orientation,
age or reputation.
Invitation to Referee a Manuscript
All publications in our journals undergo double-blind peer
review process, where authors and reviewers remain anonymous to each other.
Reviewers should consider any potential conflict of interest before agreeing to
referee a manuscript and should contact the editorial office to declare such
conflicts, such as:
- if you are working or have worked with one of the authors
- if you are in direct competition with the author(s)
- if you are unable to provide an objective review of the submitted
- if you are in a position to exploit the submitted work
commercially or otherwise
Reviews and Anonymity
Reviews submitted on the manuscript are sent to the authors
along with the Editor's decision letter. The reviews are sent only after
stripping off any information that inadvertently reveal reviewer's identity.
However, at times, the reviews may undergo minor editing for clarity or to
remove typographical errors.
Reviewer identity is kept anonymous from the authors; however,
the same may be disclosed to journal Editors. Similarly, author identity is not
shared with the reviewers throughout the review process.
All articles published in our journals are open access and are immediately available online upon publication.
Thus, our journals differ from standard journals fundamentally because articles are not published behind subscription paywalls and are therefore accessible to anyone with an internet connection. We do not have a print version and instead publish articles in a continuous format online. To make up for the costs of publishing we ask authors to pay an article publication charge (APC) if their article is accepted. It is free to submit, and the charge is used to cover the cost of publishing, including peer review, hosting the article online, and liaison with abstracting and indexing services and customer services.
We ask authors to pay an article publication charge to cover the costs we incur in preparing their article for publication. However, we understand that not all authors have grants which fund the publication of all, or even part of the publishing fee, and this is why we operate a ‘pay what you can afford’ model.
This means that if your article is accepted we will ask you to tell us how much you are able to pay.
We will still publish articles from authors for free who do not have access to funding, as long as their work passes the peer review process.
In this way, we can carry on publishing research from low and middle-income countries and from authors who have little or no funding, but those authors who have access to funds for publication are able to pay for the professional publishing services they have received.
The current Article Processing Charges (APC) for our journals (discounted APC applicable for all journals until 31 March 2022; please check the respective journal homepage for details):
|Journal||Article Processing Charge|
|Annals of Cardiology||USD 1495|
|Cancer Studies||USD 1495|
|Clinical & Medical Cases||USD 995|
|Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity||USD 1495|
|Gender and Women's Studies||USD 1295|
|Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology||USD 1295|
|Media and Popular Culture||USD 1295|
|Oral Health and Dental Studies||USD 1495|
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||USD 1495|
|Walk: Postcolonial, Migration and Diaspora Studies||USD 1295|
Note: All payments are made through PayPal
At present, the research community is flooded with numerous open access
publishers. Then again, the question remains: Why is there a need for a new
open access publisher?
In this fast-paced world, where people are engaged in doing
momentous things, we consider our role crucial to publish their findings and
deliver the research to widest possible audience. While there are some big
players in this industry, offering some of the best features and robust customer
service, the charges are too high, especially for authors belonging to
developing countries. Similarly, there are publishers who—with low article
processing charges—claim to offer a transparent and quick review process, but
are questionable on some or the other grounds. Thus, in order to minimize the
cost of publishing, while maintaining the review quality, we have designed our
open access model in such a way so as to allow authors—with limited
funding—publish and share their research with the audience it deserves.
At Rivera, we aim to publish knowledge efficiently. Our Editors
who run the review process will give you a fair and constructive feedback. With
our devoted team of editorial staff and deep industry expertise, we aim to significantly
contribute to this industry and to the scientific community, while providing
authors a unique publishing experience at a very affordable cost.
All the manuscripts submitted to
Rivera Publications are subjected to rigorous peer-review process, in order to
ensure that only relevant and authentic research with proper evidences is
published. All the submitted work undergoes double-blind peer review process,
and all the revisions are carried out as per the recommendations made by the
Peer Review Process
Every manuscript submitted for
publication is read by an Editor, for an initial review. If the Editor feels
that the paper agrees with the editorial policies and with a minimum quality
level, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The reviewers will evaluate the
manuscript on different levels and share their opinion with the Editor. Based
on the recommendations made by the reviewers and Editor's own evaluation, the
Editor will recommend a final publication decision (accept, reject, revise).
Editorial office has no role in recommending or taking part in publication
The final decision is based on the
recommendations made by the reviewers and Editor’s own evaluation.
- To accept the paper without any
- To accept the paper after certain
major or minor revisions (Revise)
- To reject the paper, but encouraging
revision and inviting for re-submission (Reject and Resubmit)
- To reject outright without any
consideration (Desk Reject)
Unlike, other publishers, we focus on
thorough and quality peer-review, double checking the quality before publishing
All the submitted work first
undergoes an initial screening and pre-review check for plagiarism. If the
paper is approved at this stage, it is forwarded to the Editor, who then
assigns the paper to reviewers. However, if at this stage, any type of
plagiarism is detected by Editors/Reviewers, the paper is sent back to authors
for revision or rejected depending upon the quantity of similarity, which is
again the sole decision of the Editor.
The Editor might ask the Editorial
Office to locate and assign reviewers; however, the researched reviewers’
details are shared with the Editors prior to inviting. Only when the Editor
approves the reviewers, an invitation is sent to these reviewers to referee the
The whole process might take
considerable time, and, also, since we are dealing with external scholars here,
a timely response is never guaranteed. However, we make sure that each step is
completed within the speculated time frame so as not to delay the author.
Editor decision and reviewers
recommendations are shared with the authors for manuscripts receiving revise
decisions for revision. After the revised paper is submitted, it is sent to the
original reviewers if they are available to conduct the second round of the
peer review. However, if the original reviewers are not available, new field
experts are invited, and, should they choose to evaluate the revised
manuscript, recommendations made by the reviewers on the original manuscript
are shared and the reviewers are clearly explained of the updates on this
The authors might feel that the
process might take a lot of time before the final publication, but, at Rivera
Publications, we are adamant on maintaining quality of the journal by
publishing only relevant and significant research.
Affordable Publication Charges
Rivera Publications follow the open access model of academic
publishing. Since we follow a rigorous peer review process, the acceptance rate
of submitted papers remains very low. The costs associated with review process,
post acceptance processing, archive maintenance and hosting have to be covered
in order to create a sustainable model. Authors are required to pay an article
processing fee which will accommodate these costs. However, the article processing
charge (APC) has been kept very low so as to increase participation of
researchers from all over the world, especially those lacking any institutional
Sharing research with wider audience helps authors increase
visibility of their research in their fields. Not only does this help get more
citations, it enables authors promote research and cultivate stronger
reputation among their peers. Thus sharing article is one of the most critical
components of research, and it should be done responsibly so as to get most out
At Rivera Publications, we make sure that your research reaches
the audience it deserves—which is also in line with the objective of open
access publishing model.
With the advent of social media, no information is hidden. With
our #socialmedia share program, all the published articles are shared on major
social media websites.
As an author, you will be benefited in the following ways:
- Integrity of your research is not compromised
- You will receive credit—authors will be cited for every article
- Share network—a customized article link is shared with authors
that can be used as and when required
How will sharing help us as a Publisher?
Article sharing, in line with copyrights, helps us maintain the
quality of our journals. We support responsible article sharing on different
platforms, and we do this on after obtaining author's consent.
While increased visibility helps authors in numerous ways, it
helps us increase citations for our published articles, which eventually
enables us sustain high-quality journals.
Rivera Research Digest
Rivera Research Digest program has been designed to increase
visibility of articles discussing groundbreaking research. It is a collection
of summaries of original research papers (not reviews or case reports) that
significantly contribute toward a specific, groundbreaking topic and have a
The summaries or layman translations will be published on a
quarterly basis as separate issue. The summaries will help increase visibility
of published research, improve engagement and benefit wider society.
Post Acceptance Services
Have a pressing deadline? Language or formatting issue
preventing your paper from getting published? Try our in-house Language Editing
Authors can use our Language Editing Service before submitting
their paper to any journal of their choice. Authors interested in publishing
with us, we strongly recommend them to use our language editing service before
submitting their manuscript. For details, please visit our Editing page.