Category: Academics

  • Duties

    Since the inauguration of the publishing industry, the sector has been subjected to debates, discussions and scandals about the ethical conduct of the writers, editors, publishers and the dark clouds of plagiarism. Whilst many authors and publishers unknowingly infringe on the ethical rules regarding their line of work, there are others who choose to defy […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for E.B. Members

    •    Editorial staff should adhere to a strict code of conduct, aiming to provide accurate, reputable, and original publications that meet all current legislation and quality standards. •    Possible conflicts of interest regarding the authors, reviewers, and team members should be scrutinised, making sure printed material is free from bias whether it be financial, political, […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Post review

    Reviewers should continue to keep details of the manuscript and its review confidential. If the reviewer is contacted by a journal regarding details of the review, they should respond immediately and submit any information requested. Whereupon a reviewer discovers additional relevant matter post-review that may affect their recommendations, the journal should be contacted immediately. If […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Expectations

    1 A manuscript which a reviewer has previously assessed for another publication may have changed between the two submissions. It is imperative a fresh assessment is conducted to reflect different criteria for evaluation and acceptance of another journal. 2 Suggestions for the instigation of an alternative reviewer must not be influenced by personal considerations or […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Recognition of status

    1 Editors and journals must be supplied with comment that is based on the peer reviewer’s professional area of expertise and represents an accurate reflection of this. 2 If a reviewer gives a false impersonation of another person or suggests the work has been conducted by another person, this will be considered serious misconduct. 3 […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Outside influence

    1 Any information obtained during the assessment may not be used for the reviewer’s advantage. This rule applies to giving information to another person or organisation in written, visual or audio format. 2 A reviewer is not permitted to use information obtained during review in order to discredit or disadvantage another person. Nor must the […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Conflicts of interest

    1 A conflict of interest may not preclude the peer reviewer from studied assessment. In the case of any potential or suspected competing interest, a full and honest disclosure of the details must be submitted and declared to the publisher before the review can be conducted. 2 A conflict may be of personal, financial, intellectual, […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Confidentiality

    1 Details of the review, or of the manuscript under review, should not be revealed to third parties unless with prior agreement. 2 The privacy of the author must be respected and if the reviewer wishes to seek an opinion from another peer professional, permission from the editor should be sought. Whereby it is the […]

  • Excerpt from the P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers – Principles of fair practice

  • Climate change: an urgent need to act

    Climate change: an urgent need to act

    Climate change has become a global issue and residents of countries across the world are beginning to stand up and voice their opinions on perceived lack of action. The constant back and forth between world superpowers over the issue turned it in to a problem that many governments are too willing to place far down […]