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Privacy Policy

ETRI Journal respects your privacy and always acts in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Act. This privacy statement describes how ETRI Journal collects, uses, maintains, protects, and discloses your personal information.

Collection and Intended Use of Personal Information

ETRI Journal directly collects personally identifiable information, such as name, address, organization, and email address. This is necessary for the processing and publication of manuscripts submitted to ETRI Journal. The information will only be used to


  • process your manuscript,
  • publish your manuscript,
  • send you ETRI Journal publication information,
  • provide ETRI Journal website service, and
  • enable your access to the ETRI Journal website.

Although ETRI Journal does not disclose or distribute personal information to third parties, we may share your personal information with


  • service providers including editors, reviewers, delivery services, hosting/web service providers, marketing and customer support, and IT service providers; and
  • our business partners in connection with the operation, maintenance, and support of the journal service

to assist us with


  • producing, delivering, publishing, promoting, and marketing the journal; and
  • providing and enhancing journal service.

We may also need to share your information to comply with any legal requirements or court orders, to defend any legal or administrative proceedings. In such cases, we will request third parties to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.


Types of Personal Information Collected

ETRI Journal collects the following information when you subscribe to the website (etrij.etri.re.kr).


  • User ID
  • Password
  • Level (Role in ETRI Journal)
  • Name
  • Address
  • Email ID
  • Affiliation
  • Department
  • Telephone number
  • Area of research

Modifying and Removing Personal Information


You have the right to access and modify your personal information through the ETRI Journal website. You also have the right to remove your personal information. Upon request, ETRI Journal will immediately remove your information from the website and the peer review system. However, please be aware that removing your personal information can result in incomplete display of your article or removal of all your published articles from the ETRI Journal website.


Securing Your Personal Information


ETRI Journal uses ScholarOne, a secure online peer review system by Clarivate Analytics. Please visit the ScholarOne website for further information regarding how ScholarOne secures your personal information. Although ScholarOne provides appropriate technologies and procedures to protect your information, you are also responsible for the safety and security of your personal information. Particularly, maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password is very important. We advise you to be careful when using them in public places and to log out completely before leaving the website.


Cross Border Transfers


ETRI Journal may transfer your personal information outside of your country of residence. ETRI Journal collaborates with third parties to process and publish your manuscript, to send you ETRI Journal publication information, to process article processing charges if applicable, and to provide ETRI Journal website service, and cross border transfers of your personal information may occur on servers in countries other than the country where you live.



By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storage and/or processing of your personal information. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and all applicable data protection laws. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use all reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to such information.


Contact Details


To ask a question or comment on our privacy policy/practice, please contact:




Notification of Changes to This Privacy Policy


This privacy policy was established on August 7, 2017. In the event of any additions, deletions, or modifications, ETRI Journal will notify you at least 7 days in advance through the ETRI Journal website.


Policy effective from August 7, 2017