Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cuckoo for cocoa puffs? The surgical and neoplastic role of cacao extract in breakfast cereals

There is no such thing as an unpublishable article, as long as you have the cash.

"Shrime decided to see how easy it would be to publish an article. So he made one up. Like, he literally made one up. He did it using www.randomtextgenerator.com. The article is entitled "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?" and its authors are the venerable Pinkerton A. LeBrain and Orson Welles. The subtitle reads: 'The surgical and neoplastic role of cacao extract in breakfast cereals.'"

"Shrime submitted it to 37 journals over two weeks and, so far, 17 of them have accepted it. (They have not 'published' it, but say they will as soon as Shrime pays the $500. This is often referred to as a 'processing fee.' Shrime has no plans to pay them.) Several have already typeset it and given him reviews, as you can see at the end of this article. One publication says his methods are 'novel and innovative'!. But when Shrime looked up the physical locations of these publications, he discovered that many had very suspicious addresses; one was actually inside a strip club."

1 comment:

  1. Very funny. The truth is stranger than fiction. Thanks for posting, Chrys

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