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Academic Ethics and Academic Integrity

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Research and scholarly publishing; Responsible conduct in teaching; Scholarly integrity; Teaching ethics/research ethics


Academic Ethics and Academic Integrity refers to responsible and ethical conduct in university-based teaching, student performance, research, and in the dissemination of research through publishing. The history of Academic Ethics might be considered opaque given the breadth of what can meaningfully be considered relevant to the topics that will be discussed in this entry. While this may be true in terms of long-term historical roots, this is not the case with respect to the contemporary discussion of academic integrity from the latter part of the twentieth century until now, both with respect to teaching and to research practices. This article will address these matters.

Some would begin any discussion of academic integrity with an introduction to the literature on the purpose of a university. This is a topic in itself so it will only be noted...

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It should be noted that some of the material for this entry is drawn from a keynote address by the author entitled “The Role of Research Integrity and Publication Ethics and University Education for the Twenty-First Century” presented at the European Network for Academic Integrity Conference held at MRUniversity held in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 19, 2019.

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Poff, D. (2020). Academic Ethics and Academic Integrity. In: Poff, D., Michalos, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham.

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