Ide Bagus Siaputra, Center for Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia
Tracey Bretag, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Since 1999, the Directorate General of Higher Education in Indonesia has been aware of various cases of academic misconduct, prompting the government to proclaim the importance of misconduct prevention in order to increase the quality of education while maintaining academic integrity. In 2010, the Ministry of National Education Regulation (MNER) announced regulations on plagiarism prevention and control in higher education. Unfortunately, to date these regulations have had little effect on the prevention and eradication of academic misconduct; nor has practical direction and guidance been provided in relation to scientific publication ethics.
Over the last two decades there have been numerous changes and developments in the area of scientific publication in Indonesia. Up until 2018, more than 51,000 scientific journals (with ISSN) have been established in Indonesia, but only around 2,000 of these are indexed in SINTA (Science and Technology Index). The spike in scientific publication coincided with an increase in academic integrity violations (plagiarism, contract cheating, publication in predatory journals and/or conferences, manipulation of citations via ‘cartels’).
Looking to the future, there are several strategic efforts planned to promote academic integrity in Indonesia. These include organizing scientific activities attended by key stakeholders, the publication of an academic integrity guidebook and the development of new regulations by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education.
This Call for Papers aims to gather contributions from Indonesian researchers, authors, and editors – and also other parties that are involved in research in the Indonesian context – in order to start a national campaign in Indonesia to address malpractice and fraud in academic publication. This thematic collection welcomes contributions that are empirical, theoretical or case studies and which address any of the following topics:
- academic integrity training for undergraduate students
- plagiarism at all levels
- research training (for students and academics)
- the impact of pressures to publish
- supervisory relationships and abuses of power
- research integrity guidelines – national and institutional
- ethics approval and compliance
- data collection, management and reporting
- conflicts of interest
- citation practices
- peer review
- indexing and accreditation of journals
- predatory journals
Authors are advised to provide new insight and recommendation for further action.
Deadline for submission: 31st July 2019
The deadline for article submission is July 31st, 2019. Submitted papers will be reviewed in a timely manner and published directly after acceptance (i.e. without waiting for the accomplishment of all other contributions). Thanks to the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) open access policy, the articles published in this thematic series will have a wide, global audience.
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for International Journal for Educational Integrity. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on series title. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review, and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.
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