The data collected from registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It contains information that makes communication possible for the editorial process. This includes names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of authors, the main body of their submission, supplementary files, if any, and communication between editors and authors. The data also include the names and e-mail addresses of reviewers and their communication with the editors.
The data is also used in anonymized and aggregated form to generate reports that track the details associated with processing submissions to the journal from the perspective of submissions, editors, and reviewers over a given period of time.
This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. The data will not be sold by this journal nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors publishing in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.
Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include
right of access;
the right to be forgotten;
data portability; and 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.