Wednesday, 8th December 2021

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


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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.



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Members of the editorial board are all welcomed to register freely with PIE. While other individuals involved in the publishing sector may register as well, the positive signal sent by members of the board is more important as they are the true managers of the journals and have full power in setting the tone and the direction of the publication.

As full members of PIE, editorial board members agree to follow the PIE guidelines and to comply with the code of good and ethical editorial conduct. Their duty is to also signal any misconduct or breaches in the guidelines and take immediate action if they are aware of such problems, by correcting the errors if they are related to their publication or to formulate complaints against other publications if it is the case.

Benefits of PIE membership for the editorial board members

Editorial board members have the opportunity to become members of PIE without any cost. The membership allows them to:
-    train and give guidance to all the authors, editors and peer-reviewers or other members of the editorial staff under them according to the PIE guidelines for ethical editorial conduct
-    gain free access to all the resources and information available online
-    submit official complaints about problems, errors and any editorial misconduct they become aware of
-    receive formal complaints from a third party and ask for the Council Sub-Committee mediation in order to resolve them
-    gain full access to updates on the guidelines and other resources related to the ethical editorial conduct as well as e-learning packages and relevant sets of data useful in the publishing branch
-    maintain a constant and productive dialogue with the online PIE community.
-    receive fresh information on everything that happens related to the publishing sector.
-    gain access to the PIE online resources for training and guidance of editors, authors and peer-reviewers: the guidelines with updates, newsletters, flowcharts and the whole complaints database featuring all the cases and disputes resolved through the PIE Council Sub-Committee mediation.

Requirements for the editorial board members who are full members of PIE

-    Editorial board members must protect the Guidelines and promote good editorial conduct. They must offer guidance and training to all the staff under them and all the individuals involved in the publishing sector, especially those who work under their direct supervision.
-    As editorial board members set the course and direction of the publication they supervise, they must keep the editorial team under them updated on any change they make on everything related to the editorial duties.
-    Editorial board members should keep their staff updated on the PIE guidelines as well and encourage them to register and become full members of the PIE.
-    Whether they are registered or not, editorial board members should act according to the guidelines. If they choose to become members of the PIE, they must comply with all the rules of good editorial conduct promoted by PIE.
-    If members of the editorial board are aware of misconduct and breaches in the ethical guidelines, they must act immediately and publish corrections, retractions or apologies.
-    If they are aware of errors that they are not directly responsible for, they must complain directly to the editors-in-chief or publishers that supervise the journals in question and ask for proper corrections to be made. While the Council Sub-Committee encourages direct disputes, if two parties reach to no resolution, they may ask the PIE Council Sub-Committee for mediation.
-    Members of the editorial board should comply with decision of the Council Sub-Committee and if necessary, they must publish the proper corrections.

PIE Subscription for editorial board members

Membership of PIE is free of charge and available to all editorial board members without exception. If you are part of the editorial board, please feel free to write to PIE about any other information about the membership, the guidelines of good editorial conduct or other resources available online by using our contact section.


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

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