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#1 GeorgeWolff

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:04 PM

from the brit med j.

An expose of a dodgy "open access" publisher is laid bare at http://scholarlykitc...nse-for-dollars. A scientific article created using software that generates grammatically correct but "context-free" (nonsensical) papers was submitted to The Open Information Science Journal, a journal that claims to enforce peer review. The paper purported to be from authors affiliated to the Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology (CRAP). The publisher confirmed receipt of the paper the next day, and about four months later lo and behold—the article was accepted. Producer-pays-to-publish models of publishing should watch out for their credibility.

Looks like vanity scientific press.

#2 casandra

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:42 PM

from the brit med j.

An expose of a dodgy "open access" publisher is laid bare at http://scholarlykitc...nse-for-dollars. A scientific article created using software that generates grammatically correct but "context-free" (nonsensical) papers was submitted to The Open Information Science Journal, a journal that claims to enforce peer review. The paper purported to be from authors affiliated to the Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology (CRAP). The publisher confirmed receipt of the paper the next day, and about four months later lo and behold—the article was accepted. Producer-pays-to-publish models of publishing should watch out for their credibility.

Looks like vanity scientific press.

Wasn't this in the Lab Joke section earlier this year... we "created" our own papers using a software...it wasn't a joke after all...
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#3 hobglobin

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:58 PM

from the brit med j.

An expose of a dodgy "open access" publisher is laid bare at http://scholarlykitc...nse-for-dollars. A scientific article created using software that generates grammatically correct but "context-free" (nonsensical) papers was submitted to The Open Information Science Journal, a journal that claims to enforce peer review. The paper purported to be from authors affiliated to the Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology (CRAP). The publisher confirmed receipt of the paper the next day, and about four months later lo and behold—the article was accepted. Producer-pays-to-publish models of publishing should watch out for their credibility.

Looks like vanity scientific press.

Wasn't this in the Lab Joke section earlier this year... we "created" our own papers using a software...it wasn't a joke after all...

Okay I'll submit our paper then :) ...

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#4 casandra

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:15 PM

from the brit med j.

An expose of a dodgy "open access" publisher is laid bare at http://scholarlykitc...nse-for-dollars. A scientific article created using software that generates grammatically correct but "context-free" (nonsensical) papers was submitted to The Open Information Science Journal, a journal that claims to enforce peer review. The paper purported to be from authors affiliated to the Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology (CRAP). The publisher confirmed receipt of the paper the next day, and about four months later lo and behold—the article was accepted. Producer-pays-to-publish models of publishing should watch out for their credibility.

Looks like vanity scientific press.

Wasn't this in the Lab Joke section earlier this year... we "created" our own papers using a software...it wasn't a joke after all...

Okay I'll submit our paper then ;) ...

Was I the first author there dr H? I better be....:)...the authors who submitted the paper must be laughing their heads off...
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:07 PM

grammatically correct but "context-free"


One out of two; is that half bad or half good?

The supervisor who looked at the first draft of my thesis claimed I had neither correct.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:58 AM

Makes we wonder if I should ignore all betham papers from now on.. reading this..

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