"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.
It's always good to keep up Slashdot's stellar editing conventions. The article link doesn't actually go anywhere (it's an empty <a> tag).
I'm guessing, based on a highly similar post at "that other site", the link was meant to be:
http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-mor e-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763 [nature.com]
Here you have sir! http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-mor e-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763 [nature.com]
Obviously the S/N editors also moonlight as conference paper reviewers. Now we too can experience top academic quality news stories.