Posted by: bluesyemre | March 2, 2015

“Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” is an actual science paper accepted by a journal

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The paper above, titled “Get me off your fucking mailing list,” has been accepted by the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. Let us explain. The journal, despite its distinguished name, is a predatory open-access journal, as noted by io9. These sorts of low-quality journals spam thousands of scientists, offering to publish their work for a fee. In 2005, computer scientists David Mazières and Eddie Kohler created this highly profane ten-page paper as a joke, to send in replying to unwanted conference invitations. It literally just contains that seven-word phrase over and over, along with a nice flow chart and scatter-plot graph:

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Full Article

http://www.vox.com/2014/11/21/7259207/scientific-paper-scam

http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/11/20/bogus-journal-accepts-profanity-laced-anti-spam-paper/


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