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FRAUD: 100 articles published in science journals are found to be gibberish

Delila James | Science Recorder | March 02, 2014

FRAUD: 100 articles published in science journals are found to be gibberish

A lot of fake papers out there, according to a new study.

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.

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