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Call for Papers: Integrity in an Emergency: Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Other Extreme Conditions

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Edited by: Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary, Canada

The goal of this series is to provide high-quality research on the impact of emergencies on topics related to educational integrity including academic integrity, research integrity, research ethics and publication ethics. Emergency situations include pandemics (including COVID-19), natural disasters, extreme geo-political conflict and other extreme conditions that might affect ethics and integrity in educational contexts.

Topics might include but are not limted to:

  • country-level or institutional responses
  • impact on instruction and assessment (including examinations and invigilation)
  • other topic

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.


Some author processing charges (APCs) may be waived at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief to outstanding and innovative contributions.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2022

Submission instructions

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.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

  1. COVID19 forced most education institutions to move their education provisions to digital platforms almost overnight to ensure continued learning for students. Variable factors relating to educational technolog...

    Authors: Zeenath Reza Khan, Joice Priya and Christopher Tuffnell
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2022 18:27
  2. Academic integrity establishes a code of ethics that transfers over into the job force and is a critical characteristic in scientists in the twenty-first century. A student’s perception of cheating is influenc...

    Authors: Lisa L. Walsh, Deborah A. Lichti, Christina M. Zambrano-Varghese, Ashish D. Borgaonkar, Jaskirat S. Sodhi, Swapnil Moon, Emma R. Wester and Kristine L. Callis-Duehl
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2021 17:23
  3. The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic in 2020 has had a lasting impact on all areas of personal life. However, the political, economic, legal and healthcare system, as well as the education system h...

    Authors: Saskia Egarter, Anna Mutschler and Konstantin Brass
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2021 17:18
  4. Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on many day-to-day activities but one of the biggest collateral impacts was felt by the education sector. The nature and the complexity of higher education is such that no matte...

    Authors: Zeenath Reza Khan, Shivadas Sivasubramaniam, Pranit Anand and Ajrina Hysaj
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2021 17:17
  5. This paper presents a cross-sectional study that demonstrates how King Abdulaziz University has responded to the lockdown imposed by the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ...

    Authors: Zilal Meccawy, Maram Meccawy and Aisha Alsobhi
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2021 17:16
  6. This paper explores the perceptions of academic staff and students to student cheating behaviours in online exams and other online assessment formats. The research took place at three Australian universities i...

    Authors: Alison Reedy, Darius Pfitzner, Laura Rook and Leonie Ellis
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2021 17:9
  7. Students are using file sharing sites to breach academic integrity in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This paper analyses the use of one such site, Chegg, which offers “homework help” and other academic servic...

    Authors: Thomas Lancaster and Codrin Cotarlan
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2021 17:3
  8. This article presents the results of a research that aimed to examine the phenomenon of student cheating on exams in faculties of education in Quebec universities. A total of 573 preservice teachers completed ...

    Authors: Sylvie Fontaine, Eric Frenette and Marie-Hélène Hébert
    Citation: International Journal for Educational Integrity 2020 16:14

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  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.7
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.732
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.997

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 13
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 128

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International Journal for Educational Integrity also has waivers available at the Editor's discretion. Authors can contact the Editor in Chief for more information.