Bambang Parmanto resigned as the editor-in-chief of the Open Information Science Journal after a fake paper was accepted by the journal for publication, reports the Guardian. The paper 'Deconstructing Access Points' was computer-generated and submitted by Philip Davis, a graduate student at Cornell University, and the New England Journal of Medicine's Kent Anderson under false names; they gave their affiliation as Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology, or CRAP. After the paper was accepted, Davis revealed that it was a hoax to test the editorial standards at the journal. "I never saw the paper," Parmanto tells the New Scientist. "It's a breakdown in the process."
Jun 19, 2009