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Stinging the Predators: A collection of papers that should never have been published

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posted on 16.08.2020 by Zen Faulkes
This ebook collects academic papers and conference abstracts that were meant to be so terrible that nobody in their right mind would publish them. All were submitted to journals and conferences to expose weak or non-existent peer review and other exploitative practices. Each paper has a brief introduction. Short essays round out the collection.

322 pages (version 15.0).

Version 1.0 released 26 July 2017.
Version 2.0 released 28 July 2017 (two new entries).
Version 3.0 released 31 July 2017 (two new entries).
Version 3.1 released 7 August 2017 (error corrected).
Version 4.0 released 16 February 2018 (one new entry).
Version 4.1 released 16 February 2018 (journal PDF replaced copied text).
Version 5.0 released 4 July 2018 (one new entry).
Version 6.0 released 26 July 2018 (one new entry).
Version 6.1 released 28 July 2018 (journal PDF replaced copied text).
Version 7.0 released 29 September 2018 (one new entry).
Version 8.0 released 3 October 2018 (one new entry with featuring three new papers).
Version 8.1 released 4 October 2018 (one new paper added associated with v 8.0 entry; PDF bookmarks fixed).
Version 8.2 released 7 October 2018 (expanded introduction associated with v 8.0 entry).
Version 8.3 released 30 October 2018 (expanded introduction associated with v 8.0 entry; minor addition to earlier entries).
Version 9.0 released 16 March 2019 (new entry).
Version 10.0 released 7 April 2019 (new entry; minor update to previous entry).
Version 11.0 released 31 March 2020 (two new entries; minor update to previous entry).
Version 12.0 released 4 April 2020 (new entry; various minor updates to earlier entries, including updated link, corrected date, corrected name, etc.)
Version 12.1 released 5 April 2020 (excerpts from hoaxed paper replaced with full PDF)
Version 13.0 released 1 June 2020 (two new entries)
Version 14.0 released 15 August 2020 (one new entry)
Version 14.1 released 15 August 2020 (expanded newest entry)
Version 15.0 released 16 August 2020 (one new entry)

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