Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nerd News: Publishers Withdraw 120+ Fake Research Papers

Here's the sordid tale:
The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense. 
Over the past two years, computer scientist Cyril LabbĂ© of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, has catalogued computer-generated papers that made it into more than 30 published conference proceedings between 2008 and 2013. 
The "nerds behaving badly" tag is for the publishers who clearly had sloppy vetting practices.  My response:

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