The European Journal for Empirical Legal Studies (EJELS) is a fully open access peer-reviewed journal devoted to the empirical study of law and legal systems. It aims to bridge the substantive domain of law and the empirical approaches broadly conceived, ranging from quantitative to qualitative methods. The Journal is committed to fostering a methodologically pluralist, intellectually open, and disciplinarily inclusive academic culture. EJELS is not restricted to any particular field of law nor any particular legal system, but particularly welcomes submissions of relevance to a European audience.
The EJELS manages personal information for academic purposes, i.e., to complete and distribute research material. The Journal is therefore responsible for handling personal information. The National Library of Sweden provides access to Publicera as a digital infrastructure and archive for the Journal. The following text describes how the Journal collects and manages personal information via Publicera.
What counts as personal information and how is it managed?
Personal information is all information that directly or indirectly can be attributed to a physical living person. This can, for example, include images and audio files that are managed in a database even if anonymized. In addition, encrypted information and different kinds of electronic identities (e.g., IP numbers) are considered personal information if connected to a physical person.
Management of personal information includes all transactions related to the data. This includes all management, whether or not it is automatic.
Common types of management of personal data are collection, registration, organization, structuring, storing, processing, transferring and deleting.
The Editor-in-chief, Johan Lindholm, is responsible for managing personal data for European Journal for Empirical Legal Studies (EJELS)
Personal information in use by Publicera
The purpose of managing personal information in the platform is to complete and distribute academic content, including preparing manuscripts before publication carried out by authors, editors and reviewers, and editing and publishing articles and supplemental material online.
MANAGEMENT OF DATA
Registration, organization, structuring, storing, preparing, changing, import, export, reading, using, transferring, distribution or otherwise making available, adjusting or merging, limiting, deleting or destroying.
TRANSFERRING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD COUNTRY
The personal information in Publicera is stored on Swedish servers. The public metadata referring to published material can be transferred to servers in a third country.
PERSONAL INFORMATION CATEGORIES
Mandatory fields: username, first name, last name, e-mail, country.
Encrypted field: password
Optional fields: salutation, middle name, suffix, gender, ORCiD, web page, phone number, fax number, affiliation, biographical information, registration date.
LEGAL REASON FOR MANAGING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal data is stored without an expiration date.