Ah, the power of peer review…
This is so hilarious, I couldn’t stop myself from reblogging it…

Retraction Watch

Have a seat, this one’s a howler.

According to a retraction notice for “Computer application in mathematics,” published in Computers & Mathematics with Applications:

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  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    I’m the wrong side of the paywall. Did it mention the oldest open mathematical question, namely whether there are any odd perfect numbers? The ancient Greeks conjectured not but couldn’t prove it, and that’s still exactly where we stand today.

  2. Marco van de Weert Says:

    Anton, someone has been so nice to put it on the internet for free:

    Click to access funnyarticle11.pdf

  3. Bryn Jones Says:

    That “paper” looks just like something that would be generated to demonstrate how a style file works, or to test formatting. How such a thing could be published is beyond understanding.

    Admittedly, my test documents have always read “blah, blah, blah” and continue with that for a few pages.

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