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Call for Papers

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Asia – Middle East – Africa (AMEA) as a region is an emerging market for global, world-class international education and research. Hosted by Middlesex University Dubai, UAE, colleagues from Centre for Academic Integrity at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE, Centre for Academic Integrity Pakistan and King Fahd Medical City, Saudi Arabia are organising the first regional, collaborative conference on academic and research integrity for the region – ACARI 2023. 

 

With invited colleagues from Chitkara University, India, Kuwait University, Kuwait, Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University, Bangladesh, and University of Calgary in Qatar, ACARI 2023 aims to bring together leaders, educators, practitioners, and researchers from the partnering nations’ education sectors to discuss, create and promote the culture of integrity across educational campuses in the countries.

 

The proposed program will aim to feature arrays of renowned and well-established international keynotes from Dr Thomas Lancaster, Dr Sarah Elaine Eaton and Professor Ann Rogerson, regional expert advice and fresh perspectives on very common and familiar topics such predatory journals, data integrity in research, contract cheating, policy reviews and role of institutions and individuals. 

Theme & Sub-themes

Global Education,  Local Values: A Regional Dialogue on Academic and Research Integrity

Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA), as a region is home to UNESCO Heritage Site Harran and Sanliurfa in Türkiye where the first Islamic University was founded (established in Mesopotamia), and to some of the oldest universities in the world such as Al Azhar University (established in 970 AD in Egypt), University of Economic Science (established in 1315 in Iran), Istanbul University (established in 1453 in Türkiye), Presidency University in Kolkata (established in 1817 Bharat), King Edward Medical University (established in 1860 Bharat), Omdurman Islamic University (established in 1901 in Sudan) and so on. In recent years, the region has revived itself as an emerging market for global, world-class international education and research. Academic integrity is key to supporting quality education that is inclusive and accessible to all students. Internationally, European Network for Academic Integrity and International Centre for Academic Integrity have been constant beacons of support for academics, practitioners, students and staff alike, conducting awareness campaigns, conferences, providing opportunity for collaboration and research. Similarly, research integrity is the foundation to reliable, valuable results that have the power to make sustainable changes and solve global problems. International bodies such as World Conference on Research Integrity and World Education Research Association have been guiding and supportive of the global communities, paving the way for greater understanding and practice of research with integrity. However, there still remains a need for focused dialogue that recognises the cultural norms and differences that exist within the Asia - Middle East - and Africa regions. To support the growing community in these regions, ACARI 2023 aims to bring together leaders, policymakers, educators, practitioners, and researchers from the partnering nations’ education sectors to discuss, create and promote the culture of integrity across educational campuses in the countries. The proposed program aims to feature arrays of renowned and well-established international keynotes, regional expert advice and fresh perspectives on very common and familiar topics such predatory journals, data integrity in research, contract cheating, policy reviews and role of institutions and individuals, under the theme Global Education, Local Values: A regional dialogue on academic and research integrity. 

Paper submissions may address, but are not limited to the main theme of the conference. The sub-themes of the conference include:

  • Academic integrity - awareness, knowledge, practice

  • Teaching, learning and assessing with integrity​

  • Contract cheating and impact on quality of education - student, staff and institutional perspectives

  • Understanding the industry - essay mills, supply chain and assignment writers

  • K-12 (primary, secondary, high school) - starting dialogue early​

  • Ethical considerations and processes in research​

  • Research publications, retractions and predatory journals

Important Dates

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Submission Types

Conference delegates are invited to submit 500 - 750 - word of continuous text describing their current work for consideration by the programme committee. Full paper submission is optional but encouraged.   

Abstracts are invited for the following presentation types: 

  • Regular presentation only (face to face or virtual)

  • Regular presentation with full paper submission (face to face or virtual)

  • Workshop only

  • Workshop with full paper submission

  • Poster presentation (face to face or virtual)

TEMPLATES FOR FULL PAPERS (TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Abstracts must be submitted online via EasyChair. For any enquiries related to the conference, please get in touch with the conference chairs.
 

Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian (Chair,  ACARI, 2023)

Email: s.balasubramanian@mdx.ac.ae


Dr Zeenath Reza Khan (Co-Chair, ACARI 2023)

Email: ZeenathKhan@uowdubai.ac.ae


 

We look forward to welcoming you all to this conference at Middlesex University Dubai.

 

Best Paper Award

Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to submit full papers to be considered for one Best Paper Award. 

 

Winning paper authors will receive the possibility of publication in the supporting journal with author processing fee-waiver if accepted through journal peer-review, the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) (BMC, Springer Nature). 

 

The IJEI is indexed in Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) – Clarivate, Australian Education Index, CNKI, DOAJ, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO Education Research Complete, EBSCO Education Source, EBSCO TOC Premier, ERIH PLUS, OCLC, Summon by ProQuest, The Philosopher’s Index.

 

IJEI is a leading journal, ranked Q1 from SCIMAGO.

Full paper publication opportunities - To Be Announced
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