Except for being an online site where one can browse the publishing production of the Univeristy of Zadar, Morepress also serves as a platform for most of publishing procedures. As such, in Morepress it is possible to perform the procedures of article submission, article review, issue, volume editing, etc. In order to enable those procedures, Morepress allows user registration. A registered user can have one or more of the following roles:
- Subscription Manager
- Section Editor
- Journal Manager
In order to uniquely confirm their identity and to avoid identity theft, the user is required to leave the following data when registering:
- E-mail address
- Working languages
Other data which the user can, but is not required to fill out, are:
- Salutation (e.g. dr., ph.D., etc.)
- Middle name
- Affiliation (institution)
- ORCID identifier*
- URL of personal website
- Reviewing interests
- Mailing address
- Bio Statement
* ORCID uniquely identifies the author. Morepress has no control over data stored in the ORCID database because such data is in the power of the author who created the ORCID identifier of their own free will. Therefore, one has to keep in mind that, if authors write their ORCID identifier in Morepress, visitors and subscribers could find more data on the author through it, data which the authors didn't store in Morepress (e.g. affiliation, country, papers written in other journals, etc.).
For the roles of reader, reviewer and subscription manager, abovementioned data is only visible to the journal managers and platform administrators. For the roles of author, editor, section editor and journal manager, because of the nature of their job, it is possible that all the data they provided will be displayed publically (with the exception of password).
Registered users can, at any moment, change their data (with the exception of username and e-mail address) and delete their non-mandatory data. In that context, registered users can anonymise the data which uniquely identifies them (e.g. name and surname) at any moment. However, we recommend that author, reviewer and editor data remain valid and up-to-date in order to allow the University to continue providing publishing procedures undisturbedly and in order to keep the University's scientific production and credibility intact. Registered users can (in addition to having an insight into personal data collected about them) also delete their user account by sending a request for deletion to firstname.lastname@example.org (the request must be sent from the e-mail address the user used on registration).
As it is extremely important for scientific and research papers to be visible to the science and research community in the context of scientific publishing, such papers are commonly exported into a number of repositories, portals and databases (e.g. Hrčak, DOAJ, Crossref, etc.). Except for the papers themselves, the data about the author(s) is, of course, exported as well. Morepress will not be held accountable for data exported to abovementioned websites, even if they were originally made in Morepress. In some cases, like in the case of Crossref database, a change or pseudonymization of data can be possible, while in other cases the author of the paper will have to contact the websites in question themselves.
Since Morepress is an open access platform, it is technically possible that any website or scientific paper aggregate or crawler "picks up" the author data.
Users registered as authors are therefore the ones most exposed in the context of providing their personal data. Nevertheless, it is our stance that it is in the author's interest for their papers to be read and cited and we therefore recommend to authors that they leave as much data as possible. Data like ORCID identifiers and affiliation significantly improve the overall impression of the paper and inform the reader about the author's previous experience in the paper's field of study.
Registered users are in control of their data on Morepress. Authors' data might be exported to science repositories or databases.