In the ever-evolving landscape of academia, ethical challenges persistently emerge, affecting students, professors, researchers, and journal editors alike. As the boundaries of knowledge expand, so do the complexities of ethical decision-making. Here, we delve into the intricate web of academic ethics, considering the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on fundamental questions. As AI continues to reshape academia, we must engage in thoughtful discourse, fostering ethical awareness and proactive solutions. Let us embrace the challenges, for within them lie opportunities to redefine academic integrity in an AI-augmented world.

Mário Grande-de-Prado holds a degree and doctorate in Psychology and Educational Sciences from the University of León (Spain), where he teaches as a full professor. Before he has been working more than fifteen years as a school counselor (between other tasks taught Ethics for adolescents). His main research interests focus on ICT, digital competence, eLearning, AI, game-based learning and gamification. Between 2020 and 2024 he is director of ULe online Area, dedicated to online Bachelors and Master’s degrees of the Universidad de León.