Thursday, 17th January 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PIE provides a set of simplified code of conduct regulations for each area in the publishing sector

 

While the organisation promotes its own set of rules, if the main PIE guidelines are considered to be rigid and hard to comprehend, PIE provides a set of simplified code of conduct regulations for each area in the publishing sector. This constitutes a basic set of rules and guidelines that need to be followed with strict adherence, in order to maintain an ethical publishing environment.

These guidelines are developed for the main purpose of detailing the standards of a moral and ethical editorial conduct. Authors, editors and publishers are encouraged to take their roles as creators, managers and guardians of the publishing organisation and the journals they represent with serious intent.  When allegations of editorial misconduct appear, they should take swift remedial action to dissipate and resolve. They must be prepared to treat these allegations with the utmost regard and objectivity and ensure that, if the complaint is justified, it will not be of a repetitive nature in the future. 

PIE works closely with all adherent publishers and editors to establish the standards of best practice; it will also work to ensure that any offence in ethical matters, errors or plagiarism is dealt in a professional way through specialised review and counsel, should it be deemed necessary. The PIE membership is free, as are the main services offered by the PIE organisation. Therefore, the organisation provides full access to the information, ethical guidelines and advice for all its subscribers; this is irrespective of whether they are publishers, editors, editorial board members, reviewers or authors.

The Publication Integrity & Ethics Council

 

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