Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement 

1. Introduction

AJSE is committed to safeguarding the privacy of individuals participating in the blind review process. This Privacy Statement outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect personal information in the context of double-blind peer review. By engaging in our review process, you consent to the practices described in this statement.

2. Information We Collect

2.1. Manuscript Submission: Authors may provide personal information, such as names, affiliations, and contact details, during the manuscript submission process. This information is treated with confidentiality and is not disclosed to reviewers.

2.2. Reviewer Registration: Reviewers may voluntarily provide personal information during the registration process, which is used for communication related to the review process.

3. How We Use Your Information

3.1. Review Process: Personal information provided by authors and reviewers is used exclusively for the blind review process, ensuring the anonymity of both parties.

3.2. Communication: Reviewers may be contacted using the information provided during the registration process for communication related to the review process.

4. Information Sharing and Disclosure

4.1. Confidentiality: The identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential throughout the review process. Information related to the manuscript and review is disclosed only to relevant editorial staff.

4.2. Third-Party Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers for hosting, technical support, and other operational services. These providers are bound by confidentiality agreements and are not permitted to use personal information for any purpose other than the provision of services to AJSE.

4.3. Legal Compliance: We may disclose personal information when required by law or in response to lawful requests.

5. Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, particularly during the blind review process.

6. Your Rights

Authors and reviewers may have the right to access, correct, or inquire about their personal information in the context of the blind review process. Requests should be submitted to [email protected]

7. Changes to This Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically. Any material changes will be communicated through our website or directly to affected individuals.

8. Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at [email protected]