AI paper mills and image generation require a co-ordinated response from academic publishers
The role of AI in the production of research papers is rapidly moving from being a futuristic vision, towards an everyday reality; a situation with significant consequences for research integrity and the detection of fraudulent research. In their LSE Impacts blog, Rebecca Lawrence and Sabina Alam argue that for publishers, collaboration and open research workflows are key to ensuring the reliability of the scholarly record, including consistent quality researchers in publishing ethics and research integrity.
The blog concludes that even as the race accelerates between paper mills using ever more complex AI to produce fake papers at scale and publishers employing ever more sophisticated AI technology to detect issues, human judgment will continue to be essential in ensuring research integrity and publishing ethics.
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