"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.
This is not the first time that a scientific publisher got trolled (nor would it be the last). The sad reality is that getting published has little to do with actual new research. For example, I wrote this - safe link [lelanthran.com] - but have no place to submit for publication. All the places that have an audience who might be interested have strict guidelines about the submitter.