Wednesday, 24th July 2024

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


Anti-Spam Policy

PIE Highlights
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Publication Integrity & Ethics (PIE) Anti-Spam Policy

(1)    What is spam?
In the context of electronic messaging, "spam" means unsolicited bulk or indiscriminate messages , typically sent for a commercial purpose.  We have a zero-tolerance spam policy.

(2)    Spam filtering
Our messaging systems automatically scan all incoming emails and other messages and filter out messages that appear to be spam. We may also report incoming emails as spam. This can result in IP addresses and domain names being blacklisted.

(3)    Spam filtering issues
No message filtering system is 100% accurate, and from time to time legitimate messages will be filtered out by our systems. If you believe this has happened to a message you have sent, please advise the message recipient by another means.

You can reduce the risk of a message being caught by the spam filters by:
(a)    Sending the message in plain text
(b)    Removing any message attachments
(c)    Avoiding the terminology and text styling typically used by spammers
(d)    Ensuring that your messages are scanned for malware before dispatch

(4)    User spam
We provide a facility that enables our members to send email messages to the system. Users must not use this facility to send spam, whether or not for a commercial purpose. Full terms and conditions concerning the use of the facility are set out in a document which can be requested from the Publication Integrity & Ethics (PIE) Central Office.

(5)    Receipt of unwanted messages from us
In the unlikely event that you receive any message from us or sent using our systems that may be considered to be spam, please contact us and the matter will be investigated  (Contact email:

(6)    Changes to this anti-spam policy
We may amend this anti-spam policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.

(7)    Contact us
Should you have any questions about this anti-spam policy, please contact us on

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