##
**A case of plagiarism: retraction of a paper by Sreenivas and Srinivas, vol. 43, no. 4, p. 331-337.**
*(English)*
Zbl 1202.90035

Introduction: Plagiarism is a plague that any scientific publication in any discipline should fight and eradicate all over the world. Unfortunately, if, on the one hand, the powerful search engines available on the web have helped referees to identify most of
the cases, the increasing number of publications have on the other hand facilitated that dubious practice and the number of cases have increased.

The case we are facing today in our journal is a severe one as the ‘authors’ are multi-recidivists who have been identified in former plagiarized papers since 2007.

M. Sreenivas and T. Srinivas have this time succeeded in obtaining the publication of a plagiarized paper in the last issue of the RAIRO journal [RAIRO, Oper. Res. 43, No. 4, 331–337 (2009; Zbl 1173.90327)], but their fraud has been identified very quickly by different colleagues.

We will briefly recall below the history of former cases involving these two persons and expose the proofs of plagiarism about the current paper which justify its retraction from the records of the journal.

The case we are facing today in our journal is a severe one as the ‘authors’ are multi-recidivists who have been identified in former plagiarized papers since 2007.

M. Sreenivas and T. Srinivas have this time succeeded in obtaining the publication of a plagiarized paper in the last issue of the RAIRO journal [RAIRO, Oper. Res. 43, No. 4, 331–337 (2009; Zbl 1173.90327)], but their fraud has been identified very quickly by different colleagues.

We will briefly recall below the history of former cases involving these two persons and expose the proofs of plagiarism about the current paper which justify its retraction from the records of the journal.

### MSC:

90B06 | Transportation, logistics and supply chain management |

90C31 | Sensitivity, stability, parametric optimization |

### Citations:

Zbl 1173.90327### References:

[1] | D. Bouyssou, S. Martello and F. Plastria, Plagiarism again: Sreenivas and Srinivas, and an update on Marcu. 4OR7 (2009) 17-20. |

This reference list is based on information provided by the publisher or from digital mathematics libraries. Its items are heuristically matched to zbMATH identifiers and may contain data conversion errors. In some cases that data have been complemented/enhanced by data from zbMATH Open. This attempts to reflect the references listed in the original paper as accurately as possible without claiming completeness or a perfect matching.