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Publishers Withdraw More Than 120 Fake Papers 62

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the trolling-journals-for-no-particular-reason dept.
bmahersciwriter writes "Over the past two years, computer scientist Cyril Labbé of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, has cataloged computer-generated papers that made it into more than 30 published conference proceedings between 2008 and 2013. Sixteen appeared in publications by Springer, which is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, and more than 100 were published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), based in New York. Both publishers, which were privately informed by Labbé, say that they are now removing the papers." Looks like journal trolling is really easy.
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Publishers Withdraw More Than 120 Fake Papers

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  • by JoeMerchant (803320) on Monday February 24, 2014 @10:45PM (#46330705)

    I think this is a perfect example of peer review NOT working - were any of these papers supposed to be peer reviewed? If they were, the reviewers should lose their reviewer status for letting the CG papers through.

    The peer review system should be continually challenged by this sort of input - at least 10% of the papers submitted should be clearly bogus - it doesn't waste significant reviewers' time - they should be spending hours reviewing a genuine submission, one of these fakes should be detectable within seconds.

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