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How paper mills publish fake science industrial-style 一 is there really a problem and how does it work?
A symposium and panel discussion, jointly organized by Bernhard A. Sabel (U Magdeburg) and Felix Schönbrodt (LMU Munich) and supported by the LMU Open Science Center of the LMU Munich and the Deutscher Hochschulverband.


Our trust in academic publishing is the foundation of science. However, there is now and unprecedented industry-style, AI-supported production by paper mills of fake scientific manuscripts which has scaled-up to support a billion-euro industry. Its scope is a concerning, systematic criminal attack on the permanent scientific record).

“Fake science publications by paper-mills: pollution of the permanent scientific record” by  Bernhard Sabel (Director, Inst. of Medical Psychology, Univ. Magdeburg)

"Radical steps to improve the quality of the preclinical research literature" by Jennifer Byrne (Director of Biobanking, NSW Health Pathology, Univ. Sydney)

“Scientific fraud: whose problem is it?" by Dorothy Bishop (Prof. of Developmental Neuropsychology, Univ. Oxford)

“The publishers´ perspective of fraud & fake in scientific publishing” by  Chris Graf (Research Integrity Director, Springer/Nature, London)




>>>> This 2 hours event will be hybrid and take place at Luisenstr. 37, Munich as well as on Zoom. Please look for the room number on the Zoom registration confirmation <<<<




Please contact Prof. Bernhard Sabel at SIA@med.ovgu.de with any scientific inquiries and Dr Malika Ihle at malika.ihle@lmu.de with any logistics questions.
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