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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The authors adhere to the policies of the GJAE.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The authors agree that their manuscript is screened for plagiarism with the then offered version of Crossref's Similarity Check, currently iThenticate.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the author guidelines.
  • Where available URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided in the reference list.
  • The submission contains information on how the underlying data and other material can be accessed (data availability statement).
  • The submission contains a statement on authors' contributions according to the CreDIT guideline
  • The submission contains a statement on competing interests: authors need to declare competing interests and also must explicitly state if they have no competing interests.
  • The authors are aware that if the manuscript gets accepted, the published article/contribution and its metadata will be distributed to various search engines, data bases, and abstracting and indexing (A&I) services.
  • Moreover, its metadata (including abstract and references) will be sent to Crossref during the DOI registration process. Crossref makes all metadata available through APIs.

Author Guidelines

Please find the GJAE submission guidelines at .

Privacy Statement

The user (author, editor, or reviewer) agrees to the processing of his/her personal data provided to Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in accordance with the data protection declaration and the infosheet data protection. The data is processed exclusively by TIB in order to provide the service of TIB Open Publishing.

Confidentiality Agreement [1]

During the publishing process you will have access to personal data such as name, contact data, institutional affiliation, possibly preffered public name, email signature, telephone number, postal address, profile picture, short biography, URL of homepage, ORCID and publication-related information.

The principles of Article 5 (1) GDPR must be observed:

Personal data

  • may only be processed if the data subject has given consent or if a statutory provision so permits. The processing must be comprehensible for the data subject ("transparency").
  • may only be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes. They may not be further processed for any other purpose unless this is explicitly permitted ("purpose limitation").
  • may only be processed in the amount and to the extent appropriate and necessary for the purpose ("data minimisation").
  • must be accurate and, as far as possible, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that data that are inaccurate are erased or rectified without delay ('accuracy').
  • may only be stored for the amount of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage and must then be anonymised or erased ("storage limitation").
  • must be protected by technical and organisational measures in such a way as to ensure appropriate security against unauthorised or unlawful processing or loss/destruction/damage ("integrity and confidentiality").  
  • may only be processed in accordance with the instructions of the Controller (TIB or external client). In addition to individual instructions from superiors, these may also be includeded in process descriptions, flow charts, works agreements, general service instructions as well as company documentation and manuals.

This Agreement shall continue to apply after the termination of the activity.

I confirm to be bound by this Agreement.

[1] Art. 5 GDPR, Lower Saxony Data Protection Act (NDSG) of 16 May 2018 as amended from time to time.