The pressure to publish or perish has led some desperate researchers to pay for fake papers to pad their resumés.
Worse still, some of these sham papers are getting published in official scientific journals.
A computer program designed to detect these made-up studies suggests far too many are slipping past peer review.
The study was published as a preprint paper and still awaiting peer review itself, but if the results are confirmed, it’s seriously concerning.
Using artificial intelligence, researchers trained a computer to look for several red flags commonly seen in fake papers submitted to…