We are committed to protecting the privacy of our authors, reviewers, and readers. This privacy statement outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Information We Collect
Personal Information from Authors and Reviewers: When submitting a manuscript or participating in the peer review process, we collect personal information such as names, affiliations, email addresses, and ORCID iDs. This information is necessary for manuscript processing, communication, and scholarly collaboration.
Usage Data from Readers: We collect anonymized usage data (e.g., IP addresses, browser type, pages visited) to improve our website, track article views, and understand reader preferences. This data helps us enhance user experience and tailor content.
How We Use Personal Information
Manuscript Processing: We use authors’ and reviewers’ personal information to manage manuscript submissions, peer review, and editorial processes. This includes communication regarding manuscript status, revisions, and decisions.
Communication: We communicate with authors, reviewers, and readers via email or other channels. We may send notifications, updates, and announcements related to the journal.
Analytics and Improvements: Usage data helps us analyze website performance, identify trends, and enhance content delivery. We use aggregated data to improve our services and tailor content to readers’ interests.
Data Security and Retention
Security Measures: We implement technical and organizational measures to protect personal information. Access to data is restricted to authorized personnel only.
Data Retention: We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this statement. Authors’ and reviewers’ data is retained for archival and scholarly purposes.
Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers (e.g., hosting platforms, analytics tools) to support our operations. These providers adhere to privacy and security standards.
External Links: Our website may contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices.
Access and Correction: Authors, reviewers, and readers can request access to their personal information or update it. Contact our editorial office for assistance.
Withdrawal of Consent: Authors and reviewers can withdraw consent for data processing at any time. However, this may impact manuscript processing.
If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact our editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.