Privacy Statement

The data collected from users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process, and it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content, and it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

Some of the collected metadata, including personal data, such as author information etc., may be shared with third-party scholarly indexing services. The collected data will not be sold either by the journal itself or third-parties, nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

The Editorial Team and the journal's Publisher take due diligence to ensure the compliance with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.