A CASE OF PLAGIARISM
Mr. Sreeram, Anikode Mahadevan; a Graduate Research Assistant, Texas Sustainable Energy & Research Institute, University of Texas pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Journal of Applied Sciences vol. 10, issue 18, p. 2161-2167. On the receipt of the letter from Mr. Sreeram, Anikode Mahadevan, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled "An Overview: Theoretical and Mathematical Perspectives for Advance Encryption Standard/Rijndael" authored by A.A. Zaidan, B.B. Zaidan, Ali K. Al-Frajat and Hamid A. Jalab, published in Journal of Applied Sciences, 10 (18): 2161-2167. (DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2161.2167) 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. Sreeram, Anikode Mahadevan; a Graduate Research Assistant, Texas Sustainable Energy & Research Institute, University of Texas for pointing out this plagiarism.
Detail of article from which text has been copied by A.A. Zaidan, B.B. Zaidan, Ali K. Al-Frajat and Hamid A. Jalab:
Daemen, J. and V. Rijmen, 1999. AES proposal: Rijndael. The Rijndael Block Cipher Document Version 2, pp: 1-45.