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.


PIE Member


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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Membership of PIE is free to any individual involved in the publishing sector, including peer-reviewers. Reviewers are encouraged to register with the organisation and comply with the PIE guidelines for ethical editorial conduct.

Peer-reviewers are usually invited by the journal’s editor-in-chief or editorial board members to ensure that the quality standards are high, the performance of authors will be constantly improved and, if it is the case, to avoid errors being published within the pages of the journal. In most of the cases, peer-reviewers determine an article’s suitability for publication.

Therefore, the peer-reviewers contribution to the quality of the publications and the implementation of an ethical editorial conduct is significant; it has greater impact if the reviewer chooses to subscribe and become a full member of PIE.

As full members of PIE, peer-reviewers are asked to comply with the PIE guidelines and formulate complaints as soon as they suspect misconduct or breach in the codes of good practice.

Benefits of PIE membership for peer-reviewers

-    Full and free of charge membership.
-    Possibility to submit complaints against publishers and editors when a breach or misconduct in observed.
-    Possibility to obtain clear and fast resolutions to the complaints, with the help of the PIE Council Sub-Committee and its mediation.
-    Access to all the information and resources available online, including the codes of conduct, the charts, the e-learning packages, news and updates.
-    Access to the complaint system database. Disputes may be analysed and used as the basis for future complaints.
-    Receive newsletters and updates directly from the PIE Council Sub-Committee.
-    As full members of PIE, peer-reviewers are able to constantly train themselves in order to achieve better performances in the publishing sector.

Who is eligible for PIE membership?

-    All peer-reviewers, 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 and other adjacent tasks related to the publishing sector.
-    Individuals who are not involved in the publishing sector but are interested in the publishing ethics and future reviewing activities.

Requirements for peer-reviewers with PIE membership

-    As with all other members, peer-reviewers who are members of PIE must comply with the guidelines and the code of ethical editorial conduct promoted by the PIE organisation.
-    Peer-reviewers should protect the guidelines and act according to their recommendation.
-    As full members, peer-reviewers may formulate complaints against any individual, publisher or editor that fails to comply with the ethical rules.
-    Disputes are analysed and mediated by the Council Sub-Committee who must be informed about all aspects of the matter; this includes the documents and emails exchanged during the first stage of the dispute between the complainant peer-reviewer and author, or editor or publisher or even another peer-reviewer.

Subscription to PIE

Full membership of the PIE organization is free and available to all eligible individuals who are related to the publishing sector. If you are a peer-reviewer and you want to register with PIE, please feel free to contact PIE and ask for any relevant information.


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