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Handbook of Academic Integrity


  • Goes beyond student plagiarism to provide a broad and detailed, comprehensive reference wo

  • Demonstrates commonalities and differences between regions and approaches, on an international scale

  • Engages with controversial debates such as the use of surveillance technologies to address academic misconduct

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Table of contents (93 entries)

  1. Academic Integrity Campaign in Indonesia

    • Ide Bagus Siaputra, Dimas Armand Santosa
  2. Academic Integrity in China

    • Shuangye Chen, Bruce Macfarlane
  3. Commercialisation of Higher Education

    • Adrianna Kezar, Samantha Bernstein-Sierra

About this book

The book brings together diverse views from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of academic integrity and 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 20-30 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 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.

Because of this broad interest and input, this handbook serves as the 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.  



Editors and Affiliations

  • University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

    Tracey Bretag

About the editor

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada, where she also serves as the inaugural Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity. Eaton’s research focuses on academic ethics in higher education. Her work can be found in the British Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Academic Ethics, the Journal of Educational Thought and Interchange, among other places. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (Springer Nature) and co-founder and co-editor of Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity. In 2020 she received the national Research and Scholarship award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) for her contributions to research on academic integrity in Canadian higher education.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Academic Integrity

  • Editors: Tracey Bretag

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Education, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Number of Pages: 1200

  • Topics: Higher Education, Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics, Education