Saturday, 29th April 2017

Publication Integrity & Ethics (PIE) was developed over a decade ago to address several areas of concern and promote real editorial freedom.Read more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PIE Highlights
You are invited to join the Publication Integrity and Ethics as one of its founding members. PIE offers free membership to all interested individuals. Read more.
As an Editor-in-Chief Member you will play a central role in shaping the organisation; you will benefit from the many and varied facilities the P.I.E. Read more.
The Publication Integrity and Ethics intends to publish a special peer-reviewed periodical that will publish short debate articles in science. Read more.

The Publication Integrity and Ethics offers its members and adherents involved in the publishing sector a comprehensive range of useful tools and resources that will help them understand its organisational mission and the code of conduct. The main resources available are as follows:

- The code of conduct and breach of conduct: the Publication Integrity and Ethics aims mainly to define the best practice in the ethics of publishing and editorial conduct. The code of conduct available on this website complements the PIE guidelines; it is published here and made available for authors, editors, reviewers, editors-in-chief and publishers

- Duties: a comprehensive selection of the main duties for each of the main actors of the publishing sector, including authors, editors, reviewers and publishers

- Complaints: an extensive section which includes summaries of all the complaints submitted to PIE through the complaint system, whether they were finalised or not. This database is free to access by all our members and adherents, especially those who are researching publication ethics; they have the opportunity to browse into a valuable resource of knowledge and information on what are the main breaches in the code and all the possible outcomes of a complaint.

- Exercises: a complete set of online exercises designed to help authors, editors, reviewers and publishers understand the main concepts of the publication ethics ideals and learn about the possible scenarios that may occur during their editorial work, whether they are confronted with complaints against them or they become aware of breaches outside of their duty. We encourage all our new members to take seriously the resources available on this website; they should complete the exercises before making a complaint against other members or non-members in cases of breach in the code or suspected misconduct.

See some examples

Sample exercise 1 (Download image)
Sample exercise 2 (Download image)
Sample exercise 3 (Download image)
Sample exercise 4 (Download image)
Sample exercise 5 (Download image)
Sample exercise 6 (Download image)
Sample exercise 7 (Download image)
Sample exercise 8 (Download image)
Sample exercise 9 (Download image)
Sample exercise 10 (Download image)

- Charts: a simple yet better way of learning about the complaints procedure and the process to follow. The PIE charts will help individuals to better understand what should they do and what steps they need to undertake when faced with cases of suspected misconduct.

See some examples

Author complains about a PIE member author – [Initiation]
Author complains about a non-PIE member author – [Process]

Reviewer complains about a PIE member editor – [Initiation]
Reviewer complains about a non-PIE member editor – [Process]

Editor complains about a PIE adherent publisher – [Initiation]
Editor complains about a non-PIE adherent publisher – [Process]

Editor-in-Chief complains about a PIE member reviewer – [Initiation]
Editor-in-Chief complains about a non-PIE member reviewer – [Process]

Publisher complains about a PIE member editor-in-chief – [Initiation]
Publisher complains about a non-PIE member editor-in-chief – [Process]

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