Academic integrity for researchers and iThenticate

The La Trobe research community is 'committed to excellence in research and to the values and principles which underpin research integrity – honesty, objectivity, duty of care, fairness, accuracy, reliability and responsibility', as articulated in the Research Integrity Policy.

To support the University’s values of openness and honesty, researchers need to be familiar with referencing and publication standards in their discipline. These resources aim to help staff and higher degree by research candidates stay up to date with the practices and expectations of their discipline and properly manage dissemination of their research.

Research integrity and academic integrity

Resources to help you understand how research integrity and academic integrity fit together, and to avoid plagiarism in a research context.

Self-citation and self-plagiarism

Managing self-citation can be challenging as researchers develop a substantial number of publications over their careers and aim to make sure their findings have impact. Understand the key principles of self-citation to help avoid self-plagiarism.


iThenticate is a powerful text-matching tool which researchers at all career stages can use to help manage self-citation and correct attribution of sources. It can also be used to help ensure copyright compliance and in reference checking. Access and familiarise yourself with the platform that will help you identify any areas of concern.