Wednesday, 19th January 2022

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


PIE and its history

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.

PIE is an organisation which has been developed over a decade and officially launched recently (14th Nov 2013). Its mission is to establish an ethical publishing environment, to address the main areas of concern in the editorial sector and to promote real editorial freedom among publishers. PIE, along with its council, assists editors, authors and publishers to define, understand and achieve the best practice in the ethics of the publishing environment.

An organisation that paves the way for a better publishing and editorial ethical environment is a necessity in present times, when any breach in the ethical practice code can leave behind injured parties. PIE fulfils this role. It is an organisation that has been formed around its own online community of editors, authors, publishers and peer-reviewers of journals. Furthermore the organisation collects information, related to the ethical conduct in the publishing area of expertise and distributes the relevant knowledge. PIE’s mission is to ensure that the main representatives of the publishing environment are well represented and have a proper way of contacting each other while dealing with infringements, should they arise. The Publication Integrity and Ethics therefore paves the way for a better publishing ethical environment through its guidelines, and the code of conduct for editors, authors, peer-reviewers and publishers.

PIE promotes and encourages editorial freedom among editors, authors and publishers, and ensures that this freedom is not violated by unethical conduct or plagiarism. It makes individuals involved in the publishing sector aware of the guidelines for good editorial conduct; such personnel are also well represented if issues or infringements related to their work are brought to the surface. Aside from the code of conduct, PIE makes available a simplified code adapted to each party involved in the publishing sector.

PIE’s simplified guidelines are as follows:
-    The PIE guidelines for the author
-    The PIE guidelines for the peer-reviewer
-    The PIE guidelines for the editorial board member
-    The PIE guidelines for the editor-in-chief
-    The PIE guidelines for the publisher

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