I've recently published several papers in different peer-reviewed and reasonably high quality journals. Since I have no academic affiliation (I do research as a ''hobby''), I was asked to provide a postal address along with my submissions for the sake of completeness and reachability. I have provided my personal (private) home address, since I have no other.
Now I have about 5 different publications that are freely available on the internet, with my full name and private address on them.
How bad is this? Am I under the threat of identity theft? Or is this OK/normal practice for non-academic authors?
NOTE: I was obliged to provide a complete address in all cases, as a pre-requisite for publication. The journals I submitted to are all well known in the field (and not predatory or scam journals).