Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Optimization: Retraction

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We, the Editors and Publishers of Optimization: A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research, are retracting the following article:

Fridoun Moradlou and Sattar Alizadeh, Strong Convergence Theorem by a New Iterative Method for Equilibrium Problems and Symmetric Generalized Hybrid Mappings,http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02331934.2015.1032283

We are now aware of a substantially similar version of this article which was previously submitted to and published in Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics by the same authors:

Sattar Alizadeh and Fridoun Moradlou, A Strong Convergence Theorem for Equilibrium Problems and Generalized Hybrid Mappings, Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics, DOI: 10.1007/s00009-014-0462-6,http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00009-014-0462-6.

This action constitutes a breach of warranties made by the authors with respect to originality and of our policy on publishing ethics and integrity. We note we received, peer-reviewed, accepted, and published the article in good faith based on these warranties, and censure this action.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02331934.2015.1032283

Publishers seem to become more aggressive (may be assertive is a better word) about these things and retract more often. The web site http://retractionwatch.com/ offers some fascinating reading.

Update

See also the astonishing story here:

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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10288-016-0329-8