Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. The information about you collected through this site is used by us to learn more about the people who are interested in The Political Science Reviewer and to faciliate subscription management and manuscript review. 

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

What we collect and how it is used

We collect and store the information that is submitted through the the user registration, subscription request, and manuscript submission forms. We use the information that is submitted when you register as a user to contact you about new content and to gauge reader engagement. We may also use it to contact you regarding manuscription submissions or subscription requests. Information submitted with a subscription request is used to fulfill subscription requests and to contact subscribers and potential subscribers through email or mail with information about the status of their subscription request. If you are submitting a manuscript for consideration your information will be used in the reviewing and publishing process. This means that personal information that is submitted with a manuscript will be shared with editors and reviewers as appropriate for the peer review process.

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about the people who visit this website. We use this information to better understand the demographics of visitors to this site. Please consult Google's relevant policies if you would like to better understand how Google uses your data.

We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this site, changes to The Political Science Reviewer, information related to the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. We do not sell or rent your personal information to others. Your data will only be used as outlined in this policy.


To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

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How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • that you have logged in recently
  • which pages you have visited
  • if you have agreed to our use of cookies on this site

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You will not be able to access your user account or remain logged in if you do not enable cookies. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

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Rights available to you

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Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

Consent to this policy

By using this website, you consent to our collection and use of information as described above. You also must consent in order to create a user account. If this privacy policy is changed, the changes will be made available on this website.