The first thing emerging in the head, while speaking or reading about the academic honesty, is APA style. I have heard about it at NIS. The school received accreditation of Diploma Program IB and one of the strict requirements was this type of citation in everything, even for taking pictures from our favourite Internet. Students were taught how to use it in works, reports, projects and presentations. I did not great attention to some specific things of it, but began to ask the students not to forget about APA.
My own experience of serious usage of it began at Nazarbaev University and I thought it is not difficult, but I was not right. I have problems with APA even now, because as it turned out APA style is different and to start using it we should take into account the type of its edition, because there is the difference between the sixth and the tenth editions (as a sample). My problem is the more I try to use APA correctly, the less it happens, so every time I have to write something, my headache is citation rules. In connection with it I always ask only one question: “To what extent is it necessary and why?”
I agree, it is very honest and important to inform others where you have taken good idea or justification, but there are various styles. What is the purpose to use only APA? Having participating in on-line seminar about working with the searching systems for materials and journals for publications, I learn that almost all scientific journals use such styles of citation, which are different from one another greatly. So, if we decide to send our article to the chosen journal, the most important thing will be to find out the style of reference. BE ATTENTIVE!