Privacy Statement


Stolen Tools Journal greatly values the relationships we hold with authors and understands the importance of protecting and respecting personal information and privacy. Please read through this document carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Peer Review 

We aim to publish the best quality work we can and central to this process is trust, transparency and encouraging dialogue between researchers. We, therefore, operate an open peer review process, following the guidelines outlines by Ross-Hellaur and Gorogh in their paper on open peer review implementation: 

Creative Commons Licence 

We believe that knowledge should be as open and accessible as possible. That is why all our publications operate under the Creative Commons licencing, CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED. You are granted the freedom to share and adapt the material in any medium or format for any purpose, including commercial use, and these freedoms cannot be revoked as long as you adhere to the license terms. Those terms include providing appropriate attribution by giving credit, linking to the license, and indicating if changes were made in a reasonable manner, without implying endorsement by the licensor. Additionally, if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original, and you are not allowed to impose legal terms or technological measures that would restrict others from exercising the same rights granted by the license. You can find out more information here. 

Your rights 

Under data protection law, you have rights including: 

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.  

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.  

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.  

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.  

Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances. 

The type of information we collect: 

We currently collect and process the following information: your name, reasons for writing, your contribution to the journal, your institution.  

How we get the personal information and why we have it: 

We use this information to screen and promote your contribution to the journal and make sure you are appropriately accredited.  

How we store your personal information: 

This information is stored on our secure OJS server in line with standard practice in other journals.