Privacy Statement

We take our responsibility to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way seriously. We collect and manage user data according to the following policy. S:I.M.O.N. follows the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

Why we collect your data:
Registering and creating an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author, as a reviewer, or as an editor. When registering an account, we ask you to log in and provide your name, email address, profession, and – if applicable – academic affiliation.
As an author: The personal data submitted will be used in the review process – which is single-blind – and will eventually become a part of the published article in order to attribute your work and the provenance thereof correctly.
As a reviewer: After an invitation by the editors and your registration, your data will be used as a contact address during the review process solely by the editors. Your data will not be shared publicly and will only be accessible to the editors and system administrators of S:I.M.O.N. The data will only be used in connection with this journal.

Why we store your data:
Published personal data that accompanies an article forms part of the official published record in order to document the provenance of the work and to attribute the work correctly.
What to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed:
As an author: You are able to view, change, and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to delete your account completely, please contact us at To conform to publication ethics and best practice, any personal data that is published alongside an article cannot be removed.
As a reviewer: If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer, you can edit your profile. This will remove your role as a reviewer and you will not receive any more review requests. However, any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.