‘Peer Reviewed’ Journal Accepts Paper Reading ‘Take Me Off Your F***ing Mailing List’

A peer reviewed journal is making news for all the wrong reasons after accepting a paper that consisted mainly of the uncensored version of the phrase “Get me off your f***ing mailing list” earlier this week.

The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology is a fee based publication that according to IFLS will publish most anything as long as a fee is paid. In order to get people to submit their work, the journal sends out email invites to researchers and scientists hoping to get their work published.

However, one man with the name of Dr. Peter Vamplew had just had about enough of getting the spam-like invites. So in an attempt to send out a clear message that he was fed up with the emails cluttering his inbox, he sent through a mock-paper – originally created by Stanford’s David Maziers and Harvard’s Eddie Kohler in 2005 — with the explicit version of the phrase “Get my off your f***ing mailing list” typed over and over again for a total of 863 times, along with pseudo-citations, a flow chart and a graph — all listing the same phrase in their various forms.

What he probably didn’t expect was what followed: The publication sent him a message informing him one of their reviewers had rated his work as “excellent” and that the IJACT would publish it for $150 fee.

Although various attempts have been made it the past to show what a scam some of these “pseudo-journals” — as IFLS calls them — can be, Dr, Vamplew’s case seems to be the best example to date.

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