A CASE OF PLAGIARISM
Mr. Saeed Salehi pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Journal of Applied Sciences Vol.8, Issue 6, Page No.:1118-1121.
On the receipt of the letter from Mr. Saeed Salehi, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled Parameter Estimation For the Heavy Tailed Distributions with the Empirical Distribution authored by H. Jabbari-Khamnei, H. Bevrani and A.A. Haydari, published in Journal of Applied Sciences, 8 (6): 1118-1121, contains substantial sections of text that have been taken verbatim from earlier publication without clear and unambiguous attribution.
Science Alert considers misappropriation of intellectual property and duplication of text from other authors or publications without clear and unambiguous attribution totally unacceptable.
Plagiarism is a violation of copyright and a serious breach of scientific ethics. The Editors and Publisher have agreed to officially retract this article.
Science Alert is highly thankful to Mr. Saeed Salehi for pointing out this plagiarism.
Detail of article from which text has been copied:
H. Bevrani and K. Anichkin, "Parameter Estimation for the Heavy Tailed Distributions with the Empirical Distribution", Mathematical Modelling Research and Methods 2.6 (2005) 493-501. http://www.mce.su/archive/doc15522/doc.pdf