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Monday, March 3, 2014

Wow - nonsense / fake articles appear in Science and Nature


"SCIgen is supposed to be a lark: its creators claim at the top of the homepage that “Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.”
But as Nature News and others reported, two major science publishers, Springer and IEEE, are in the process of removing more than 120 published studies from their databases after they were discovered to be SCIgen-generated nonsense.
Eric Merkel-Sobotta, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications at Springer Science and Business Media , told the Star the company had been alerted to 16 allegedly fake articles two weeks ago, and has been working ever since to confirm the claims. Springer publishes over 2,000 journals."

Complete article here:

Wow. Nonsense articles discovered in peer-reviewed science journals 

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