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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2016, Article ID 4953678, 1 page

Retracted: Dynamic Harmony Search with Polynomial Mutation Algorithm for Valve-Point Economic Load Dispatch

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 “Dynamic Harmony Search with Polynomial Mutation Algorithm for Valve-Point Economic Load Dispatch” [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. M. Karthikeyan and T. Sree Ranga Raja, “Dynamic harmony search with polynomial mutation algorithm for valve-point economic load dispatch,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2015, Article ID 147678, 10 pages, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus