Privacy, Confidentiality and Informed Consent Policy
Authors and Reviewers
Manuscripts must be reviewed with due respect for the authors’ confidentiality. By submitting their manuscripts for review, authors entrust editors with the results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors’ rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details during peer review of their manuscript. Reviewers also have rights to confidentiality, which must be respected by the Editor. Confidentiality may be compromised if dishonesty or fraud occurs but otherwise must be respected.
The Editorial Board must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than authors and reviewers. This includes requests to use the materials for legal actions.
The Editorial Board informs the reviewers that submitted manuscripts sent for review are the private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial staff must respect the authors’ rights by not publicly discussing the authors’ work or appropriating their ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers are not permitted to make copies of the manuscript for their files and are not allowed to transfer it to other persons, except with the editor’s permission. Reviewers are required to return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting reviews. Editors do not keep copies of rejected manuscripts.
Reviewer comments are not published or disclosed without the permission of the reviewer, author, and editor.
The journal of "Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine" uses double-blind (anonymous) peer review: the reviewer does not disclose the personal data of the author/authors; the author/authors are not disclosed to the reviewer.
The journal does not publish the reviews of the reviewers along with the manuscript. However, reviewers' comments are sent to other people who review the same manuscript, which helps other reviewers understand the review process. Reviewers may also be notified of the editor's decision to accept or reject the manuscript.