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120 Plus Fake Research Papers Published Online; Computer Generated

More than 120 fake and computer-generated research papers were learned to have created and published online out of pressure. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Springer have removed those. A website created by a French computer scientist Cyril Labbe allows users to check whether research papers have been created. The program used to do so is SClgen, which was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Under the program one can generate random computer science research papers. Labbe use to work with Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, earlier. On his website (http://scigendetection.imag.fr/main.php) it was found many published research papers in conference proceedings from 2008 and 2013 were gibberish and those were created using the SClgen program. Labbe found more than 100 of such fake papers were published by the IEEE and 16 other by Springer…


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120 Plus Fake Research Papers Published Online; Computer Generated


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More than 120 fake and computer-generated research papers were learned to have created and published online out of pressure. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Springer have removed those.

A website created by a French computer scientist Cyril Labbe allows users to check whether research papers have been created. The program used to do so is SClgen, which was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Under the program one can generate random computer science research papers.
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Labbe use to work with Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, earlier. On his website (http://scigendetection.imag.fr/main.php) it was found many published research papers in conference proceedings from 2008 and 2013 were gibberish and those were created using the SClgen program.

Labbe found more than 100 of such fake papers were published by the IEEE and 16 other by Springer. He has informed the two publishers about the fake papers and also that those are now removed from the website.

IEEE’s corporate communications director Monika Stickel said they have taken action immediately to remove the papers and have also refined their processes to avoid any such happenings in future and meet the standards.

Meanwhile, Cyril was unable to explain how those papers were accepted and whether the authors knew about the fakeness. Only one author out of many contacted said he was not aware that his name was used as a co-author on a paper.

It is learned most of the authors of the papers have Chinese affiliations.

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