SDU-4 Ethics and academic integrity

Doctoral School of Urban Planning
1st Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 4
Course Leader:
prof. dr. ecol., dr. geogr., habil.urb. Alexandru-Ionuț Petrișor
Learning outcomes:
The course is aimed at forming ethical research skills, focusing on disseminating results by publishing articles and delivering conference presentations.
There is a theoretical side - understanding the info, and a practical one - case studies and examples.
1. Introductory concepts of research. Errors and fraud in science.
2. Author right, copyright, plagiarism. Authorship
3. Ethical issues related to attending conferences
4. Ethical issues related to writing up research articles
5. Unethical practices of journals
Teaching Method:
Lectures with Power Point slides and discussions
Students attending over 7% of lectures receive full credit. Students with low/no attendance required must do a unique homework: on 1/2 page, present the main ethical issues related to the future thesis. Conditions: A4 page, margins at least 2 cm., font Times New Roman size 12, single spacing, saving as PDF only. Failure to comply with the editing conditions makes the assignment unacceptable.
1. Petrișor A.-I. (2012), Abordare și metode de cercetare. Note de curs, Editura Universitară „Ion Mincu”, București, România, 117 pag.;

2. Petrișor A.-I. (2014), Abordare și metode de cercetare cu elemente de autorat științific, Editura Universitară „Ion Mincu”, București, România, 174 pag.;

3. Petrișor A.-I. (2019), No Ethics in the Eastern Europe: A Story from Moldova, European Science Editing 45(2): 56-57;

4. Petrișor A.-I. (2020), Peer Review Under the Ethical Lens: Possible Questions, BOSNIACA - Journal of the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina 25: 183-197;

5. Ianoș I., Petrișor A.-I. (2020), An Overview of the Dynamics of Relative Research Performance in Central-Eastern Europe using a Ranking-Based Analysis derived from SCImago Data, Publications 8(3): 36;

6. Petrișor A.-I. (2021), Predation, plagiarism, and perfidy, portal: Libraries and the Academy 21(4): 685-693