Tuesday, November 12, 2013

IOSR Journal - hosting PLAGIARIZED article

Just found out recently one of my papers was copied entirely with the exception of the authors and the title (which was changed to something else) My original paper is


"Challenges in high accuracy of malware detection"

which was published years ago: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6287147


the authors used this as their title:

"Automatic Extraction or Detection for Malware Attacks as String Signature"

and these authors are:
P.Nikhila1, H. Venkateswara Reddy M.Tech (S.E), VCE, Hyderabad, India, Associate Professor in CSE, VCE, Hyderabad, India,


Just found out recently one of my papers was copied entirely with the
exception of the authors and the title (which was changed to something
else)



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One accepted journal indexed in your page
xxxx

blatantly copying my writings as published last year (2012) here

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6287147

a simple lookup at the abstract already tells all.

I hope you can take immediate and stern action towards the authors
including paper retraction and blacklisting. This plagiarism already
tarnished your journal's reputation and if you are unable to do so I will
publish the plagiarism in my personal blog.

Thanks.

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this was their reply:

Dear Sir,
We are sorry for your inconvenience. This paper will remove
within 8 hrs.

Our Editor Board will sure take necessary action against author.

-- 
*With Warm Regards*
*Editorial Board*
*XXX Journals*



p/s: the paper was never removed even after 8 hours as promised.
also, i'm not 100% honest about the journal's reputation since I don't think
they ever did an editorial work :-\

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UPDATE on 13 NOV 2013 : The journal has retracted the paper. I however decided to retain the author's name here as if you ever come across their papers again, please check whether they already copied someone else' papers.

2 comments:

z0ne said...

Honestly, this is nothing new!!!

Those authors do that to get promoted @ Universities and get the raise and more FAME!!!

As an assistant professor working at a University, I'm very sad to hear this, and it's a shame on the educational society which is going from worse to worst!!!

0xff said...

actually I came across many papers which were copied like this, but never imagined mine was included to their list too.