Rivera Publications is a leading
international academic publishing house, renowned for promoting knowledge
dissemination and scholarly exchange across the globe. Since our inception, we
have been committed to fostering a culture of intellectual growth, innovation,
and integrity. Our portfolio spans a broad spectrum of academic disciplines,
including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. We are committed
to increasing the value of scientific research and making it freely accessible
to the public community beyond social and economic barriers.
At Rivera Publications, we believe that
knowledge is the cornerstone of societal progress. We are dedicated to
providing a platform for researchers, scholars, and professionals to share
their insights, discoveries, and perspectives. Our rigorous double-blind
peer-review process ensures the highest standards of academic integrity,
enabling us to publish research that is not only innovative but also credible
At Rivera Publications, we stringently exercise the scholarly open-access model by:
- transparently adhering to the editorial
policies in the service of the academia.
- providing a robust and comprehensive
platform for the authors to share their valuable work.
Our portfolio includes an array of
scholarly journals, each tailored to cater to the diverse needs of the global
academic community. We collaborate with academic institutions, research
organizations, and scholarly societies worldwide to ensure that the latest
research findings reach the widest possible audience.
Rivera Publications is more than just a
publishing company; we are a community of passionate individuals committed to
the pursuit of knowledge. Our team comprises dedicated professionals who work
tirelessly to support authors throughout the publication process, from
manuscript submission to post-publication services. We are proud to offer a
supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment that nurtures creativity
and intellectual growth.
Beyond our commitment to academic
excellence, Rivera Publications is deeply invested in Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR). We recognize the profound impact that businesses can have
on society and the environment, and we are committed to operating in a manner
that is socially responsible and sustainable.
Our CSR initiatives are guided by three
core principles: promoting access to knowledge, supporting education, and
protecting the environment. We believe that knowledge should be accessible to
all, regardless of geographical location or socio-economic status. To this end,
we offer a range of publishing options, allowing researchers worldwide to
access our content free of charge.
In our commitment to education, we partner
with schools and universities in underprivileged regions, providing them with
free or heavily discounted access to our resources. This helps to support early
career researchers and scholars who might otherwise lack the necessary
resources to pursue their academic ambitions.
Our environmental responsibility is
reflected in our operations. We have transitioned to a predominantly digital
platform, significantly reducing our carbon footprint. We also participate in
various environmental initiatives, such as tree planting campaigns and
recycling programs, to offset any unavoidable emissions.
At Rivera Publications, we understand that
our success is intertwined with the well-being of the communities we serve.
Therefore, we strive to make a positive impact, not just through the knowledge
we disseminate, but also through our actions as corporate citizens.
Rivera Publications, a pioneering academic
publishing house, is steadfastly committed to the principles of Open Access. We
believe in the unrestricted availability of scholarly research on the internet,
which allows for the free use, distribution, modification, and download of
content, provided the original source is appropriately credited. All our
published works are under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY),
which permits the reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of the
work, as well as the creation of derivatives, as long as the original
author/source is duly acknowledged. Importantly, the author retains the
As staunch advocates of Open Access, Rivera
Publications is dedicated to providing a solution to the ongoing serial crisis
and the limitations on research dissemination imposed by traditional
subscription policies. We are convinced that eliminating barriers to the
distribution of published research will not only accelerate the pace of
research but also catalyze innovation. Our Open Access policy is particularly
aimed at benefiting low- and middle-income countries. In these regions, public
universities and libraries often grapple with the challenge of affording subscriptions
due to escalating costs. Our approach ensures these institutions gain
unrestricted access to published research, thereby democratizing knowledge.
At Rivera Publications, we charge a nominal
processing fee for the publication of research work. This fee covers the costs
associated with peer review, hosting and maintenance, online archiving, and
processing of submitted papers. We have intentionally kept the Article Publication
Charge (APC) low to enable researchers from underdeveloped and developing countries
to publish and share their work on a global scale. This approach aligns with
our mission of fostering a more equitable academic landscape.
We adhere to a robust and transparent
peer-review process to ensure the quality of the published content. Our
rigorous review process is designed to uphold the highest standards of academic
integrity, ensuring that the research we publish is not only innovative but
also credible and impactful. Our team of dedicated professionals works
tirelessly to support authors throughout the publication process, from
manuscript submission to post-publication services.
Our commitment to Open Access is a
testament to our belief in the power of shared knowledge to drive societal
progress and innovation. We are proud of the role we play in this endeavor and
look forward to continuing our mission of promoting Open Access in the years to
At Rivera Publications Journals, all
submissions undergo a thorough evaluation by an Editor to determine their
suitability for peer review. In instances where an Editor is listed as an
author or has any potential conflict of interest concerning a specific
manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board is assigned to oversee the
peer review process. Manuscripts deemed suitable are sent for peer review by
independent experts, identified by the Handling Editor. The final decision is
made by the Editors based on the reviewers' reports, which are shared with the
authors along with the editorial decision. It is important for authors to
understand that even a single concern raised by a reviewer can significantly
impact the study and may result in the manuscript's rejection, despite other
Single-Blind Peer Review
In a single-blind peer review, the
reviewers know the identity of the authors, but the authors do not know who is
reviewing their work. This is the traditional form of peer review and is still
widely used across many disciplines.
The primary advantage of single-blind
review is that it allows reviewers to use their knowledge of the field and the
authors' previous work to evaluate the manuscript. This can be beneficial when
the reviewers are assessing the significance of the findings in the context of
the author's earlier research.
However, single-blind review has its
drawbacks. It can potentially introduce bias, as reviewers may be influenced by
the author's reputation, their institution, or their country of origin. This
can lead to established authors or those from prestigious institutions
receiving more favorable reviews, while early-career researchers or those from
less-known institutions may face harsher scrutiny.
Double-Blind Peer Review
In a double-blind peer review, both the
reviewers and the authors are anonymous to each other. This method is designed
to reduce bias by ensuring that the manuscript is evaluated solely on its
content, without any influence from the authors' identities or affiliations.
The main advantage of double-blind review
is that it promotes a more equitable evaluation process. Keeping the
authors' identities hidden, prevents reviewers from being influenced by
their preconceptions about the authors' reputation or institution. This can be
particularly beneficial for early-career researchers, underrepresented groups,
or authors from less-known institutions, ensuring their work is judged purely
on its merits.
However, double-blind review also has its
limitations. It can be challenging to completely anonymize a manuscript,
especially in specialized fields where authors may be identifiable through
their writing style, research topic, or cited references. Furthermore,
reviewers may be less inclined to provide detailed feedback if they believe
their comments could reveal their identity.
Open Peer Review
In journals utilizing an open peer review
process, the reviewers' identities are disclosed on the peer review reports.
Furthermore, if the manuscript is published, these named reports are made
available online alongside the article. Occasionally, information from the
pre-publication history may not be accessible for a specific article. During
the review process, both authors and reviewers are aware of each other's
identities, but direct correspondence between them is discouraged. Any
communication should be facilitated through the journal Editors.
Transparent Peer Review
In the case of journals employing a
transparent peer review process, the peer review reports are published online
alongside the article upon its publication, without revealing the reviewer's
name. Occasionally, pre-publication history may not be accessible for a
Closed Peer Review
The majority of journals operate a closed
peer review process, where reviewers remain anonymous, and the pre-publication
history of each article is not made available online.
Authors may suggest potential reviewers;
however, the final decision to consider these reviewers lies with the Editor.
Authors should avoid suggesting recent collaborators or colleagues from the
same institution. Authors can propose peer reviewers in the cover letter, providing
institutional email addresses or information that helps the Editor verify the
reviewer's identity, such as an ORCID or Scopus ID.
Peer reviewers should adhere to the principles of COPE's Ethical Guidelines for Peer-reviewers.
Authors may request the exclusion of
certain individuals as peer reviewers, but they must explain their reasons in
their cover letter upon submission. However, authors should not exclude too
many individuals as it may impede the peer review process. It is important to
note that the Editor may still choose to invite excluded peer reviewers.
Reviewers must consider any potential
conflict of interest before agreeing to review a manuscript and should declare
such conflicts to the editorial office.
- if you are working or have worked with one
of the authors;
- if you are in direct competition with the
- if you are unable to provide an objective
review of the submitted work;
- if you are in a position to exploit the
submitted work commercially or otherwise.
Falsifying information, such as suggesting
reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in the manuscript's
rejection and may lead to further investigation.
Reviewers are tasked with evaluating
whether the manuscript is:
- original in thought and method;
- methodologically sound;
- presents results clearly;
- references previous relevant work correctly
- follows appropriate ethical guidelines, and
significantly contributes to the knowledge and development of the field.
While language correction is not part of
the peer review process, referees are encouraged to suggest corrections. In the
final round, the handling Editor will check for linguistic and stylistic correctness
and may suggest or apply corrections. In rare cases, the manuscript may be
returned to the author(s) for a comprehensive linguistic and stylistic
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 provide publication fee waivers for authors from low and lower-middle-income counties.
We will still publish articles from authors for free who do not have access to funding or for authors with demonstrable needs, as long as their work passes the peer review process.
In this way, we can carry on publishing research from low and lower-middle-income countries and from authors who have little or no funding, but those authors who have access to funds for publication and are able to pay should pay the publication fee for professional publishing services they have received.
The Article Processing Charges (APC) for our journals are currently waived off for manuscripts submitted until 31 July 2023 considering the overall economic slowdown in different countries and to strengthen our support to the academic fraternity.
|Article Processing Charge
|Annals of Cardiology
|Clinical & Medical Cases
|Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
|Gender and Women's Studies
|Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology
|Media and Popular Culture
|Oral Health and Dental Studies
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
|Walk: Postcolonial, Migration and Diaspora Studies
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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