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Editors quit after fake paper flap

The editor-in-chief of an open access journal has stepped down from his post after learning that the journal accepted a fake, computer-generated article for publication. So has an editorial advisory board member of a second journal published by the same company, linkurl:Bentham Science Publishers.;http://www.bentham.org/ Image: Jupiter Imageslinkurl:Bambang Parmanto,;http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/parmanto/ a University of Pittsburgh information scientist, resigned from his editorship at linkurl:__Th

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The editor-in-chief of an open access journal has stepped down from his post after learning that the journal accepted a fake, computer-generated article for publication. So has an editorial advisory board member of a second journal published by the same company, linkurl:Bentham Science Publishers.;http://www.bentham.org/

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linkurl:Bambang Parmanto,;http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/parmanto/ a University of Pittsburgh information scientist, resigned from his editorship at linkurl:__The Open Information Science Journal__;http://www.bentham.org/open/toiscij/openaccess2.htm (__TOISCIJ__) after reading a linkurl:story;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55756/ on __The Scientist__'s website yesterday (June 10) that described a hoax paper submission to the journal. Editors at journal claimed to have peer reviewed the article and slated it for publication pending the submission of $800 in "open access fees." "I didn't like what happened," Parmanto told __The Scientist__. "If this is true, I don't have full control of the content that is accepted to this journal." Parmanto said that he had never seen the phony manuscript that was accepted...




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