Leading scientists ‘appalled’ to find sham papers have been attributed to them say case against UK-registered publishers is overdue
Leading international scientists who discovered articles written by artificial intelligence that have been published in their name have backed plans for legal action.
This latest incarnation of predatory publishing, with the use of artificial intelligence, is deeply troubling. This kind of identity theft to trawl in hapless researchers is sickening and we feel for the researchers who have been impersonated.
In some cases, eminent scientists have even been falsely listed as editors of Prime Scholars’ 56 journals, which include the British Journal of Research, the American Journal of Advanced Drug Delivery and the European Journal of Experimental Biology. The deceptive listings and fraudulent papers are apparently used to add respectability to titles and lure authors from developing countries to pay what is described as a “modest publication fee”. Thousands of university staff have apparently published with the outfit, believed to be operating in India.