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)
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