Enhancing the Taxonomies Relating to Academic Integrity and Misconduct

Loreta Tauginienė, Inga Gaižauskaitė, Salim Razi, Irene Glendinning, Shivadas Sivasubramaniam, Franca Marino, Marco Cosentino, Alla Anohina-Naumeca, Julius Kravjar

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A clear understanding of terminology is crucial in any academic field. When it is clear that complex interdisciplinary concepts are interpreted differently depending on the academic field, geographical setting or cultural values, it is time to take action. Given this, the Glossary for Academic Integrity, newly developed by the European Network for Academic Integrity project, served as the basis for compiling a comprehensive taxonomy of terms related to academic integrity. Following a rigorous coding exercise, the taxonomy was partitioned into three constituent components – Integrity, Misconduct and Neutral terms. A review of relevant literature sources is included, and the strengths and weaknesses of existing taxonomies are discussed in relation to this new offering. During the creation of these artefacts the authors identified and resolved many differences between their individual interpretative understandings of concepts/terms and the viewpoints of others. It is anticipated that the freely-available glossary and taxonomy will be explored and valued by researchers, teachers, students and the general public alike.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Academic Ethics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)345-361
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 08.10.2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 520 Other social sciences
  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic misconduct
  • Taxonomy
  • Research Integrity
  • Research Misconduct
  • Qualitative content analysis
  • Concept analysis

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    Tauginienė, L., Gaižauskaitė, I., Razi, S., Glendinning, I., Sivasubramaniam, S., Marino, F., Cosentino, M., Anohina-Naumeca, A., & Kravjar, J. (2019). Enhancing the Taxonomies Relating to Academic Integrity and Misconduct. Journal of Academic Ethics, 17(4), 345-361. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-019-09342-4