This collection of essays from an international group of researchers is a clarion call to urgently review and strengthen the structures that underpin academic integrity.
Thirty-four contributors from ten different countries explore the ways in which integrity in academic life is shaped and, potentially, damaged. From the role of publishing, to the relationship between the law and the academy, the responsibility of institutions to set cultural expectations, and the part that training can play in deepening the understanding and practice of integrity across the spectrum of academic life, these thoughtful and provocative contributions dig deeply into the problems and suggest possibilities for change.
Academic Integrity: A Call to Research and Action draws from the interdisciplinarity of its authors, who come from the fields of science, medicine, journalism, archaeology, management, sociology, and international diplomacy and are brought together by the Institute of Research and Action on Fraud and Plagiarism in Academia (IRAFPA). Combining theoretical and applied research to better understand and implement the concept of academic integrity in daily life, this book is required reading for ethics committees, integrity advisors, leaders in higher education, and any researcher who wishes to reflect on the role of integrity in their life and work.