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


About PIE (n)

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 (launched 14.11.2013) has not been formed for profit or financial gain and shall not be conducted for the purpose of obtaining profit. No part of the earnings and assets of the organisation are distributable or shall inure to the benefit of the members of PIE or other individuals, except to the extent permitted under the Not-for-Profit Organisation Law.

PIE is a non-profit organisation whose main purpose is to give guidance to individuals and other organisations that are active in the publishing sector, related to the ethical code of conduct for editors, publishers, reviewers and authors.

PIE will also be involved directly in the publication environment by maintaining a good and ethical editorial conduct through its guidelines and the code of conduct.

The Council, as the governing body of the organisation, will mediate disputes and help parties reach a resolution in conflicts related to a breach in the code or any other editorial misconduct that falls within its duty.

Other purposes of PIE are:
-    To advance knowledge relevant to the code of ethical editorial conduct
-    To promote the code of conduct and its guidelines to all members whether they are affiliates, editors-in-chief or council members with voting rights
-    To engage in any and all lawful activities incidental to any of the foregoing purposes of the Publication Integrity and Ethics organization.


The Publication Integrity & Ethics has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the pages for members and adherents are accurate. However PIE can take no responsibility for the consequences of error or for any loss or damage suffered by users of any of the information published on any of these pages. If you have a concern about any of our Members (Affiliates and Editors-in-Chief) or Adherents pages, please contact us on


Funding sources and Independence
The Publication Integrity & Ethics is a not-for-profit organisation. All the services it provides are free of charge and will remain so. PIE values its independence above all other considerations and is currently funded solely by its Council Members each of whom are required to declare any conflicts of interest to the Chairman of the Council. Members and adherents will not take part in any activity nor will any funds be accepted where such a conflict is identified.

PIE may seek financial assistance from other sources to help fund its activities and support its work. We will aim however to seek funding from charitable foundations which are not directly related to the publishing sector. We will also accept funding from other organisations or individuals provided these are not directly related to the publishing sector. Funds will be accepted only on an unrestricted basis, meaning that PIE alone determines how those funds will be used.


Examined documents

Our authors have examined several documents at the time of writing the contents of the Publication Integrity & Ethics website and its guidelines. Hence, it is natural that we include the list of these documents as our references. Please see the list.



We acknowledge, and are thankful for, the support of {English language} specialist Sandy Eifion-Jones in improving the standard of English on this website.



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