Privacy Statement

Privacy, Confidentiality and Informed Consent Policy

Articles should be reviewed with due respect for authors’ confidentiality. When submitting their articles for review, authors entrust the Editors with the results of their scientific work and creative effort on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors’ rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details during review of their papers. Reviewers also have rights to confidentiality which should be also respected by the Editor. Confidentiality may have to be breached if dishonesty or fraud is alleged but otherwise should be honored.

Editors should not disclose information related to the papers (including the receipt of those, their content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. This includes the requests to use the research for legal proceedings.

Editors should make it clear to their reviewers that the papers sent for review are privileged communications and are the private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial staff should respect the authors’ rights by not publicly discussing the authors’ work or appropriating their ideas before the papers are published. Reviewers should not be allowed to make copies of the papers for their files and should be prohibited from sharing those with others, except after getting the editor’s permission. After submitting their reviews the reviewers should return or destroy copies of the papers. Editors should not keep copies of rejected papers either.

Reviewers' comments should not be published or otherwise publicized without a permission of the reviewer, author and editor.

The reviewers’ identity should not be revealed to the author or anyone else without the reviewers’ permission.

The reviewers may be notified of the editor’s decision to accept or reject a paper.

The authors of the articles agree to transfer, storage and processing of personal data without limitation of the term (according to the Law of Ukraine “On Protection of Personal Data” as of June 1, 2010) to ensure development of relations in the field of science.

The names and e-mails specified by the users of the Journal's website will be used only for completing internal technical tasks of the Journal and will not be distributed and transferred to the third parties.