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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: 2) by TheRaven on Tuesday March 04 2014, @10:24AM

    by TheRaven (270) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @10:24AM (#10541) Journal
    That's highly dependent on the field. In computer science, the top publication venues are in conferences (especially the ACM SIG* conferences) and journal articles tend to be retrospectives on longer-running projects. In physics, conferences are where you talk about your work, then you publish the preliminary work directly in the arxiv and eventually might bother with a journal paper. In many humanities subjects, journals are the only valued form of publication.
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