Privacy, confidentiality and consent to the processing of personal data policy
Manuscripts should be reviewed with due respect for the authors’ privacy. By submitting their manuscripts for review, authors trust editors the results of their scientific and creative work, which may depend on their reputation and career. Authors’ rights may be violated by disclosing confidential information when reviewing their manuscript. In addition, the editor should respect the reviewers’ right to privacy. It can only be violated to counter fraud and deception.
Editors are not under the obligation to anyone, exceptthe authors and reviewers, to disclose information about the manuscripts (receiving, content, status in the review process, criticism of the reviewers, and final fate). This includes requests for the use of materials to resolve legal issues
Editors are obliged to inform their reviewers that submitted manuscripts are confidential information and private property of the authors. Thus, reviewers and editorial staff should respect the rights of authors and not publicly discuss the work of authors until the manuscript has been published. Reviewers are prohibited from copying manuscripts and handing them to the third sides, unless it would not be permitted by the editor. Reviewer’s comments should not be published or otherwise disclosed without the consent of the reviewer, author and editor.