Monday, 17th June 2024

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


Join PIE


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.



Read about Publication Integrity and Ethics

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Membership of PIE is free of charge and it is available for editors, authors and peer-reviewers. By becoming a member of the Publication Integrity and Ethics, editors are sending a positive signal to all their readers and the staff under them that their journal follows and complies with the highest ethical standards in the publication sector and with the PIE Guidelines and code of conduct.

Benefits of PIE membership

While any individual involved in the publishing sector may register and become a member of the PIE organisation, all members are required to agree and comply with PIE guidelines for ethical conduct. In addition to this agreement, members of PIE have benefits such as:
-    the possibility to submit complaints related to the publishing errors or the editorial misconduct.
-    receive advice and guidance from the Council Sub-Committee and from all other members when dealing with ethical issues and complaints.
-    free access to the resources and information available online on the PIE website that are related to the guidelines and the updates if available.
-    free access to other resources including the eLearning packages, newsletters and complaint forms available on the website.
-    ask for an audit performed by the Council Sub-Committee in order to assess whether a journal follows the PIE guidelines.
-    editors and publishers may use the resources and the guidelines in order to guide and train the staff under them.
-    receive constant newsletters and updates related to the guidelines or other aspects related to their editorial duties.
-    consult with the online database of complaints whether they were solved by the Council Sub-Committee or not.

Who is eligible to become a full member of PIE?

-    Editors and editors-in chief and authors of journals, whether their activity is limited to printed materials, online materials or both.
-    Peer-reviewers and other individuals involved directly or indirectly in the reviewing process of journal articles and other written texts.
-    Individuals and students who are not directly involved in the publishing sector but are interested in the publishing ethics.
-    Publishers are not eligible for memberships. However, PIE welcomes publishers to join as an “Adherents” to the PIE guidelines and code of ethics.

Subscription to PIE

Membership of PIE is free of charge and available to all the eligible individuals as stated above, except for publishers. Publishers can join as adherents free of charge.

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