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posted by janrinok on Monday March 03 2014, @09:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the twas-brillig-and-the-slithy-toves dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"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 Labbe 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. 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 Labbe, say that they are now removing the papers.

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by BsAtHome on Monday March 03 2014, @09:44PM

    by BsAtHome (889) on Monday March 03 2014, @09:44PM (#10255)

    Probably the former. Doing peer review is actually a lot of work and that is long down on the priority list and most reviewers are not paid for the peer-review. The selection of reviewers is for some journals also slightly arbitrary.

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