Privacy Statement

General Data Protection Information on Open Journal Systems

The protection of your personal data is of the highest priority for the Austrian Academy of Sciences. With regard to the use of our manuscript adminstration and reviewing system Open Journal Systems we process personal data as specified here:

Given name, surname

Institutional affiliation

Postal address

E-mail address

User rights and role information

Clearances in the system

Review and comments made within the system


Within the framework of cooperation agreements and business relations as well as by using our offers, products and services, which entail transmittal of your personal data to us, you hereby declare that you have been informed about the use of your personal data in accordance with the present Data Protection Declaration of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Personal data are only collected and processed by us to the statutorily allowed extent. In case of the publication of Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, the processing of your personal data is required in connection with the fulfilment of the publication process.

We process personal data for operating the journal IT infrastructure and for documentation purposes regarding the administration of submissions, reviews, and publication of journal articles submitted by authors.

The Open Journal Systems Software is hosted by Centrum für Digitales Systeme (CeDIS), Freie Universität Berlin, according to a hosting agreement between Austrian Academy of Sciences and Freie Universität Berlin. Data is stored by the external processor CeDIS.  

Your data are basically only stored for as long as they are required or statutorily allowed in connection with the particular processing. 

Please find additional information and contact information at the Data Protection Declaration of Austrian Academy of Sciences.