Data Protection Policy

At Wiley, we understand the importance of protecting any personal information that we collect from our authors, reviewers, editors and anyone who engages with our products and services. To comply with applicable privacy laws, and with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law coming into effect from 25 May 2018, we have taken steps to deepen our commitment to data privacy and ensure we maintain the security, integrity and privacy of personal data we collect and process.

GDPR: What is it?

GDPR is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

The aim of GDPR is to protect all EU citizens and residents from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Although the key principles of data privacy remain, there are a number of significant changes concerning the way organizations share and collect different types of personal data in a world where this data is richer than ever.

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What are we doing to comply?

  • Continuing to review systems and processes that manage data, including the way we manage marketing consent
  • Appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee data compliance
  • Reviewed and updated our Privacy Policy

How we use your data

When you submit or review a manuscript in a publication that is published by us, your name, email address, affiliation, and other contact details the publication might require will be used for the regular operations of the publication. This includes sharing data with partners involved in the production and publication process of the manuscript. We will not use your contact details for marketing purposes unless you have explicitly agreed to receive these types of communications.

We have practices in place to ensure that steps are taken to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal data collected and processed.

Please note- our partners, including societies, will have their own policies and practices in place.

Wiley's Privacy Policy

To understand more about how we collect and use data, please refer to our Privacy Policy which can be viewed at


  1. What kind of information does Wiley collect?
  2. Whatever is necessary for the operations of a journal, including peer review and publication. This includes names, affiliations, email addresses, and other contact details as required by a publication.

  3. What does Wiley do with my contact details?
  4. We use them for publication purposes, publish them with the article, and send them with the article to Abstracting and Indexing services. If you have agreed to receive marketing communications, the contact details will also be used to contact you for this purpose.

  5. How long does Wiley store my contact details?
  6. For the regular operations of a publication, contact details are stored in editorial systems as long as publication activities still occur. In case you have agreed to receive marketing communications, we will retain your data until you notify us otherwise. If we have a publishing agreement with you, we will retain your data as long as necessary to fulfill the terms of the agreement and in keeping with any legal requirements.

  7. How can I tell the publication I don’t want to be contacted to be a reviewer or an author anymore?
  8. Simply log in to your account on ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager to do this. If you were contacted outside one of these systems, please send an email to