The policy of confidentiality, privacy and consent to personal data processing
Authors and Reviewers
The Authors entrust the Editorial Board with the results of their research and creative efforts which can determine their reputation and career, submitted manuscripts are reviewed with due respect to confidentiality of the Authors. The Reviewers shall ensure the Authors’ rights as regards non-infringement of confidentiality in case of disclosing personal and scientific data in the course of reviewing manuscripts. The Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality which is supported by the Editor. Confidentiality compromise is allowed in case of dishonesty or fraud on the part of the Author.
The Editorial Board shall not disclose any information regarding the manuscripts (including their receipt, contents, review status, criticism of the Reviewers or final status) to persons other than the Author and Reviewers. This provision includes requests to use materials for legitimate professional and scientific actions. The Editorial Board emphasizes constantly to the Reviewers that the manuscripts submitted for expert examination are privileged and private property of the Authors. Hence the Reviewers and Members of the Editorial Board shall be respectful to the Authors’ rights, abstain from public discussion of their works and avoid seizing the Authors’ ideas to their own manuscripts. The Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of the manuscripts to their own files or give the manuscripts to third parties, except for cases when the Editor’s permission to do so is available. The Reviewers shall return or destroy copies of the manuscripts after submitting their expert opinions. The Editorial Board does not keep copies of rejected manuscripts.