使用Acknowledge來作為抗議工具

最近在Academics Say的Twitter上發現了一段非常有意思的Acknowledgement:

Acknowledgement

This work has been carried out despite the economical difficulties of the authors’ country. The authors want to overall remark the clear contribution of the Spanish Government in destroying the R&D horizon of Spain and the future of a complete generation.

這acknowledgement說西班牙政府不支持研究與發展。這麼強烈地指責政府,還是在學術文章的acknowledgement中,第一次看到。

這是出自這篇文章:RF fingerprint measurements for the identification of devices in wireless communication networks based on feature reduction and subspace transformation (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2014.09.009)

然而,不是所有的作者群都同意這看法。最後兩位作者,在文章的刊誤Corrigendum,加了下面的文字:

The Prof. JM Górriz and Prof. J. Ramírez regret to have missed to add the below note in their article

Note: Prof. Juan M. Górriz and Prof. Javier Ramírez do not share this view about using research outcomes as a protest against any democratic government. The authors would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.