Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Your article is formatted following the journal’s guidelines.
- Your article has been proofread by a skilled English speaker.
- You have ensured that no identifying information about the authors is included in the body of the text, to assure a blind peer-review process. You informed the name and affiliation of all authors through the form in the submission system.
- You have secured permission for any third-party materials you have used.
- You have included a disclosure statement and declared any competing interests.
- You are ready to paste your article's reference list on the field "References" (under the tab "Enter Metadata"). This is required to allow compliance with citation-tracking services (e.g. Crossref).
- You have provided an article abstract of maximum 200 words, written in clear language, and aimed at a non-specialist reader.
- You have included 3 to 5 relevant keywords for your article.
Research articles present original research that fits within the scope of PSJ, and make a significant contribution to the knowledge community. They contain references, illustrations, figures, analysis of data, or other source material, in support of a well-structured argument.
Length: ca. 7000 words.
Systematic Review Articles
Systematic Review Articles are usually commissioned by the editorial board, and provide the current state of the art for a particular area of privacy studies. They provide a summary overview of scholarly work that has been written on the topic. Length: ca. 7000 words.
Position papers present a professional opinion of a scholar on a relevant subject. They give background information, present a given position with a view to opposite stances, and offer a discussion. Length: ca. 3000 to 7000 words.
Book Reviews are usually commissioned by the editorial board, and provide an informed, scholarly reaction to a recently published book in areas relevant for privacy studies. Length: ca. 2000 words
Interviews are edited conversations with a specialist whose work has relevance to privacy studies. Interviews are usually commissioned by the editor-in-chief or otherwise agreed in advance with the editorial board. They can be written in Q/A form or as an integrated text, and must be formally approved by the interviewee. Length: 2000-4000 words.
It is the responsibility of the authors to secure permission to reproduce images and any other material originating with third parties. Authors must provide a statement that the materials included in their article are either free of copyright or that they have secured the right to reproduce them (see submission checklist). PSJ encourages authors to use images and other materials licensed under Creative Commons or in the public domain.
All articles published in PSJ are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The authors retain all rights and responsibilities linked to the reproduction of the article.
The Privacy Studies Journal does not share the authors’ information with third parties. All contact information is used for communication about the submission and publication process and is treated in accordance with the GDPR.