A lot of fake papers out there, according to a new study.
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It looks like the gatekeepers took a long, long lunch. And while they were out, more than 120 computer-generated research papers made their way into scholarly journals and even, in some cases, were published online at conferences.
A computer scientist in France, Cyril Labbé, working at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, found the bogus papers when he ran the software he developed to tell users if a research paper had been created through SCIgen, a program developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), according to a report by HNGN.