The data collected from registered and non-registered 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; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.
This journal's editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published 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 (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.
This journal's websites can collect general visitor usage data, including:
- Cookie information, to manage session history. Cookies are required to maintain a login session in PKP applications.
- Optionally, detailed usage log data, including: IP address; pages visited; date visited; and browser information, in application log files, as part of the Usage Statistics plugin. An anonymization option is available to privatize this information.
- Optionally, country, region and city information, in the metrics database. This data collection requires additional setup and is not enabled by default.