… except I didn’t say “fudge”
“Get Me Off Your F—ing Mailing List” is an actual science paper accepted by a journal
They don’t say fudge in the paper, either.
There are a bunch of journals out there, many advertising themselves as “open access” that will print basically anything — for a fee. Many claim to be peer-reviewed, as does the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, who accepted the paper.
IJACT … is a highly-selective, refereed journal. Manuscripts that appear in the IJACT Articles section have been subjected to a tiered review process. This includes blind review by three or more members of the international editorial review board followed by a detailed review by the IJACT editors.Although feedback ordinarily will be given, the editors reserve the right to reject a manuscript for publication without a rationale for their decision.
Oh, really? A reviewer marked its appropriateness as “excellent”. It was accepted; the only reason it wasn’t published was that the submitter didn’t want to pony up the $150 it would have taken.
The article chronicles other deliberately substandard submissions that were submitted to, and often accepted by, similar journals. Their sleaziness can’t be blamed on Schwartz.
“Their sleaziness can’t be blamed on Schwartz.” Remember that properly pronounced in New Jersey/New York/Boston patois, the “r” is silent. “8^>)
Touch of Evil (1958), Mort Mills.
This is hilarious. Reminds me of the Sokal hoax.