The Fourth Review of April Fool's day Transactions (RAFT'2009)
The yearly bilingual publication on nonchalant research

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Call for Paper

Following the outstandingly successful 2008 issue, we are very proud to announce the fourth edition of the Review of April Fool's day Transactions (RAFT'2009). Last year, our reviewers were literally overwhelmed by an incredible number of high-quality papers, which turned this journal into the most comprehensive publication in its field. Although the publication standard was astonishingly high last time, we hope that we will be able to increase even further the number and the quality of the articles published in this year's issue. More than ever, we have worked extremely hard to reach excellence and beyond for RAFT'2009.

You are invited to submit a paper, by March 2nd, 2009, to the RAFT Program Committee for consideration at the 2009 edition. A peer-review process will select the best papers which will be published in the transactions.


In the same spirit as in the previous years' issues, we demand that the submitted papers follow strict rigour, technical soundness, originality, humour, funniness, weirdness and comprehensibleness. We greatly recommend nonsense, Gibberish, gobbledygook jargon and blah blah. Topics are entirely up to the authors, but a rude scientific treatment should be inflicted to the matter in question.

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We have also compiled examples of expected papers.


Papers must be submitted via email to either Rodolphe Héliot (rhataprilfoolsreviewdotcom) or Antoine Zimmermann (azataprilfoolsreviewdotcom) and should fit one of the following formats: LATEX or any kind of formatted text (e.g., Micro$oft Word, RTF, HTML, etc). Paper language can be either French or English.

Important dates

Submission deadline
2nd March 2009 10th March 2009 20th March 2009
Notification of acceptance
15th March 2009 17th March 2009 22nd March 2009
Camera ready papers
21st March 2009 23rd March 2009 25th March 2009
April Fool's day
1st April 2009


The committee of the RAFT is composed of two half-human/half-scientist individuals who have been bred by a pack of crazy erudites.

Rodolphe Héliot (rhataprilfoolsreviewdotcom)
Antoine Zimmermann (azataprilfoolsreviewdotcom
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