The submitted manuscripts are reviewed with due respect for the confidentiality of the authors, and the authors trust the editors of the results of their scientific work and creative efforts, which may depend on their reputation and career. Reviewers provide authors with the rights to privacy in the event of disclosure of personal and scientific information during the review of the manuscripts. Reviewers also have the privacy rights that the editor supports. Confidentiality may be violated if there is dishonesty or fraud from the side of the author.
The editorial board does not disclose any information about the manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the process of review, critique of reviewers or final status) to anyone other than authors and reviewers. This includes requests for the use of materials for legitimate professional and scientific activities.
The editors constantly explain to reviewers that the manuscripts submitted for examination are the privileged and private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and editorial members respect the rights of the authors, do not publicly discuss their work and do not assign their ideas to the publication of their manuscripts. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of manuscripts for their files, nor may they be passed to other persons, with the exception of the permission of the editor. Reviewers must return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting expert opinions. The editors do not keep copies of rejected manuscripts.
Comments by reviewers are not published or otherwise disclosed without the consent of the reviewer, the author and the editor.