Data Protection

OOIR in itself does not use any Cookies and does not track IP addresses. However, OOIR uses Google Analytics, and may thus refer to Google Analytics' privacy policies regarding this matter.

If you contact us, the data about yourself which you contain in your query will only be processed in the context of that query.

The article-level data which we fetch through CrossRef may contain personal data, such as author names and their affiliations, if the author has deposited their ORCID with the article metadata. They are processed for the purpose of the information visible at OOIR Scholar.

Under the EU's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), any natural person has a right of access by the data subject (Article 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR), right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR) and right to object (Article 21 GDPR), provided that these rights are exercised on the basis of the legal provisions in the specific case. To assert these rights, please send an e-mail to

In case you have any questions or comments regarding data protection at OOIR, please contact Andreas Pacher via or with the contact form.