Privacy Policy


  • Applications for editorial team and Faculty Advisory Board positions.

  • Registering as a peer reviewer for the journal.

  • Subscribing to The British Student Doctor newsletter.

  • Registering an account on the online journal platform (OJS) for authorship, readership, editorial and peer reviewer purposes.

  • Submitting manuscripts for consideration for publication.

  • Submitting peer reviews of submissions made to the journal.


What data do we collect?

  • The personal information we collect may include one or more of the following: forename, surname, email address, country of residence, associated institution, research interests, relevant experiences and information linking to your social media accounts and ORCID.

  • technical information about your use of The BSDJ including details of your domain name, location and internet protocol (IP) address, content you view and how long you stayed on a page

How long do we keep this data for?

We will not keep your data for longer than is necessary than for the purpose it was collected. We also keep the data as long as necessary to fulfil our editorial duties to you and to the management team.


To whom will the information be disclosed?

No information will be shared outside of the organisation, with the exception of the uses described in our policy on plagiarism and academic misconduct, and for the purposes of open-peer review and the publication of the journal.


How is the data being stored?

All personal information collected by The British Student Doctor will be kept confidential, used solely for internal purposes, and stored using encrypted means. The journal website is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Cardiff University Press provides the journal platform for The BSDJ.


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Your rights

You have the right to request details about the information we collect about you, to amend or correct any of that information and to request transfer of this information to another party. However, we may decline any such request if we feel the information is still required for incidences of academic misconduct, if it comprises the privacy of other users or if the request is extremely impractical. If you would like to access your data please contact: [email protected]


If you want to discuss our Privacy Policy or any of the content in further details, please contact us at [email protected]

Our commitment

The British Student Doctor (The BSDJ) knows how important privacy is to our readership. We endeavour to be transparent, honest and ethical in our work as a journal and in safeguarding your data. We have updated our Policy in line with the EU’s new data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When do we collect information?

There are several circumstances in which The British Student Doctor will collect personal information. These include: