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Hello to all researchers and reviewers! We are thrilled to announce a new chapter in our journey at Academic Strive (formerly known as Chembio Publishers). We are now a part of eMedpublishers LLC, but rest assured that our dedication to safeguarding your privacy remains unwavering. We understand that you may have concerns regarding this change, and we want to assure you that our updated Privacy Policy will provide complete transparency.

So, what's new?

  • A Refreshing Identity: You will know us as Academic Strive. We believe this name truly reflects our ultimate goal of promoting research. However, we want to reiterate that your data is still in secure hands.
  • New Leadership: Academic Strive is now under the guidance of eMedpublishers LLC. If you have any questions or queries regarding data ownership or processing, please do not hesitate to reach out.This document explains how we handle your personal information when you use our website or other online services. By using our Services, you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this document.

Information Collection

We collect a variety of information based on your interaction with the Services:

  • Authors and referrals: name, affiliation, email address, manuscript data, research findings, investigator comments (consent).
  • Reviewers and Editorial Board members: names, affiliations, expertise, peer review reports (anonymity for authors).
  • Website users: IP addresses, browsing history, device information, usage data.
  • Correspondence: name, email address, message content.

How we use your personal information

We use the information we collect for a number of purposes:

  • Manuscript management: reviewing and publishing research, managing authors’ content, and communication between authors and reviewers.
  • Peer review: Matching reviewers to the manuscript, ensuring anonymity, and monitoring response and decision-making processes.
  • Website usability: improving the user experience, customizing recommendations, analyzing trends, fixing technical issues.
  • Communication: answering questions, sending newsletters and updates (opt-in).
  • Comply with laws: meeting legal and regulatory requirements, protecting intellectual property, preventing fraud.

Sharing your Information:

We only share your information with third parties providing services for authorized purposes, such as:

  • Signature hosting and editorial platform.
  • Peer review management software.
  • Analytics and website optimization tools.
  • Payment processing services.

These service providers are under contractual obligations to protect and use your personal information only as indicated.

We may provide information about you involuntarily in certain circumstances:

  • Complying with a court order or legal obligation.
  • Protecting the rights or safety of a person or others.
  • Investigating possible fraud or illegal activity.
  • Data storage

We retain your personal information in accordance with our internal policies and applicable laws. This may include:

  • Articles and references have been published for archival and scholarly purposes.
  • Peer review reports at defined intervals to support future reviews to ensure accuracy.
  • User registration data and website activity records provide timely analysis and troubleshooting.

Your choices

You have control over your words:

Authors: Change your profile, check submissions, request data deletion (subject to restrictions).

Editor & Reviewer: Select anonymity preference, decline review invitation, request removal of comments.


We use reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We do not sell or trade any valuable data.

International users

Our services are operated from the USA. If you access the Services from outside the United States, your personal information may be transferred, stored and processed in the United States. Perhaps the U.S. data protection laws will not be as comprehensive as in other countries.

Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of the updated policy by posting it on our website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly.

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