Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Defining Academic Integrity: International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tracey Bretag
      Pages 23-38
    3. Jane Thomas, Jon Scott
      Pages 39-53
    4. Irene Glendinning
      Pages 55-74
    5. Ide Bagus Siaputra, Dimas Armand Santosa
      Pages 75-86
    6. Joyce Kim Sim Cheah
      Pages 87-91
    7. Sachidananda Mohanty
      Pages 93-98
    8. Shuangye Chen, Bruce Macfarlane
      Pages 99-105
    9. Greg Wheeler
      Pages 107-112
    10. Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid
      Pages 135-145
    11. Stella-Maris Orim
      Pages 147-160
    12. Mauricio García-Villegas, Nathalia Franco-Pérez, Alejandro Cortés-Arbeláez
      Pages 161-180
  3. Breaches of Academic Integrity

  4. Contextual Factors Which Impact on Academic Integrity

  5. Academic Integrity Policy and Practice

  6. Plagiarism in Higher Education: An Academic Literacies Issue?

  7. Academic Integrity in the Digital Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. Wendy Sutherland-Smith
      Pages 571-573
    3. Wendy Sutherland-Smith
      Pages 575-589
    4. Laura J. Panning Davies, Rebecca Moore Howard
      Pages 591-606

About this book


The book brings together diverse views from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, beginning with different definitions of academic integrity through how to create the ethical academy. At the same time, the Handbook does not shy away from some of the vigorous debates in the field such as the causes of academic integrity breaches. There has been an explosion of interest in academic integrity in the last 10-20 years. New technologies that have made it easier than ever for students to ‘cut and paste’, coupled with global media scandals of high profile researchers behaving badly, have resulted in the perception that plagiarism is ‘on the rise’. This, in combination with the massification and commercialisation of higher education, has resulted in a burgeoning interest in the importance of academic integrity, how to safeguard it and how to address breaches appropriately. What may have seemed like a relatively easy topic to address – students copying sources without attribution – has in fact, turned out to be a very complex, interdisciplinary field of research requiring contributions from linguists, psychologists, social scientists, anthropologists, teaching and learning specialists, mathematicians, accountants, medical doctors, lawyers and philosophers, to name just a few. Despite or perhaps because of this broad interest and input, there has been no single authoritative reference work which brings together the vast, growing, interdisciplinary and at times contradictory body of literature. For both established researchers/practitioners and those new to the field, this Handbook provides a one-stop-shop as well as a launching pad for new explorations and discussions.  


Academic Integrity Academic and professional integrity Academic ethics Academic misconduct Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity Committee on Publication Ethics Disciplinary approaches Educational Integrity Falsification Helen Marsden Human research ethics Internationalisation of higher education Plagiarism Plagiarism in higher education Research Integrity Research education training Research ethics Tracey Bretag cheating ethical academy

Editors and affiliations

  • Tracey Bretag
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AustraliaSchool of ManagementAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-097-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-098-8
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