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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2016, Article ID 4835617, 1 page

Retracted: An Improved Differential Evolution Solution for Software Project Scheduling Problem

The Scientific World Journal

Received 20 April 2016; Accepted 20 April 2016

Copyright © 2016 The Scientific World Journal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The Scientific World Journal has retracted the article titled “An Improved Differential Evolution Solution for Software Project Scheduling Problem” [1]. After conducting a thorough investigation, we have strong reason to believe that the peer review process was compromised.

This article was originally submitted to a Special Issue titled “Recent Advances in Metaheuristics and its Hybrids.” In late 2015, Dr. Xavier Delorme, the lead guest editor on the Special Issue, alerted us that his identity had been compromised. After further investigation, we discovered that several peer review reports in this issue had been submitted from similarly compromised email accounts.

We are retracting the articles in keeping with the “COPE statement on inappropriate manipulation of the peer review process.” There is no evidence that any of the authors or editors, including Dr. Delorme, were aware of this misconduct.


  1. A. C. Biju, T. Aruldoss Albert Victoire, and K. Mohanasundaram, “An improved differential evolution solution for software project scheduling problem,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2015, Article ID 232193, 9 pages, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus