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Author Guidelines

The European Journal of Privacy Law & Technology (EJPLT) is a refereed open access journal focusing on the issue of law and technology in a European context.

EJPLT accepts submissions in the following areas, with specific reference to the listed topics:

Legal Area
- Privacy Law
- Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and Ethics
- Human beings in digital environment and Biotechnologies
- E-commerce
- Smart contracts
- Information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Green web economy
- Green Law
- Legal Design

Technical Area
- Privacy and Big data
- Privacy in the Internet of things
- Privacy in Blockchain and most recent technologies
- Privacy in Smartphones and Social Networks
- Data protection by design and by default
- Data visualization
- Technologies for data storage and retrieval

Behavioural Area
- Organisational behaviour and data security
- Human behaviour and security
- Human aspects of data breeches
- Design thinking for data security
- Human aspects of data privacy and consent
- Social media and data security

The EJPLT is committed to multilingualism and accepts submissions in English, Italian or Spanish, using one of the following standards of citation:
» English Standard for the Citation
» Italian Standard for the Citation

Depending on the work you submit, please use one of the following templates:
» Template News
» Template Articles, comments on decisions and focus
» Template Use cases

EJPLT is an Open Access Journal and the Authors do not bear any cost for the publication of their contributions on the Journal.

The copyright of the Issues is of the Publisher, while the intellectual property of the individual contributions remains with the authors, who grant the Publisher a license to publish their contributions.

EJPLT issues are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, International Licence CC-BY-NC-ND, which permits to copy and distribute the material for noncommercial (NC) purposes only, in any medium or format in unadapted form only (ND). All the details on the license are available at:


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission of the articles, comments on decisions, use cases and focus papers can be done by signing in or, if you have already signed, by logging into the personal account or by sending an email to

  2. The contribution must be drafted on the basis of the Author's Guidelines of EJPLT and must develop issues relating to the areas of interest of the Journal.

  3. Authors should act in compliance with EJPLT Code of Ethics and, in particular, submitted articles, comments on decisions, use cases and focus papers should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

  4. The Editorial Team Coordinator collects the proposals sent through the author account.

  5. The Director with the Vice-Director and the Coordinator of the Editorial Team, make an initial assessment of the consistency of the article with the areas of interest of the Journal, also verifying the correctness of the contribution with respect to the formal requirements indicated in the Author Guidelines section.

  6. If the article is deemed to be in line with the interests of the Journal, it is prepared for the peer review process, submitting the contribution to a Referee chosen by the Director on the basis of the specific skills required. Contrariwise, if the article is not considered consistent, the Coordinator of the Editorial team sends a communication to the author(s), with specific reasons for the non-acceptance.

  7. The author receives a detailed form with the evaluation of the Referee, and any other indications developed by the Referee.


Privacy Statement

Personal data (names, professional qualifications and email addresses) entered on the EJPLT portal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated in the privacy policy and in compliance with current legislation (Legislative Decree 196/2003 and Reg. 2016/679/EU)