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booksAnother busy week at Retraction Watch, with developments in two closely watched cases at Nature and PNAS. Here’s what was happening around the web:

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Written by Ivan Oransky

July 5, 2014 at 9:01 am

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  1. To Beall’s list I would add Springer’s SpringerLink, Wiley Online, Taylor and Francis Online, DeGruyter Online, DOAJ or a whole bunch of other publishing platforms that have suitable filters in their search engines to find journals that match a particular field of study.

    For me the real story of this week, and one which RW readers should follow closely, relates to the right to be forgotten on the web. Google’s latest search deletion function is extremely troublesome**. Imagine you have a famous and powerful (or rich), professor, that has had several comments made against him here at RW, or who has been severele criticized on other blogs, or who has had several papers retracted (hypothetical case). Now imagine that this same person has the money and the power to pay and/or influence Google to have his records removed from Google search engine. That would be a serious negative blow to transparency and the power of public proof that is the life-blood of whistle-blowers. The cases that emerge from this change in Google’s policies, if it goes ahead with it, need to be monitored very carefully because maybe thee may be stricter laws in the EU, but what about dishonest individuals with power, money or influence in developing countries?

    ** https://bgr.com/2014/07/03/google-right-to-be-forgotten-merrill-lynch/

    JATdS

    July 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    • An update on the Archives of Biological Sciences scandal that I reported to Beall and that led to a story on his blog: http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/06/12/serbian-journal-accepts-paper-in-24-hours-with-no-peer-review-demands-eur-1785/. At 4:40 am, I received this e-mail:

      On Sunday, July 6, 2014 4:40 AM, Pero Sipka wrote:

      “Dear Dr. Beall, dear Dr. Silva,

      This is just to inform you, as promised, that we initiated necessary measures against the Archive of Biological Sciences. Based on the preliminary results of our bibliometric investigation (http://ceon.rs/index.php?lang=en):
      1. we temporarily suspended ABS from SCIndeks, the Serbian citation index (http://scindeks.ceon.rs/) and Journal Bibliometric Report (http://scindeks-bic.ceon.rs/access/restrict.aspx), the two evaluation tools we publish and officially used in Serbia ;
      2. we made an appeal to the Serbian ministry responsible for science withhold ABS the status of a scientific journal and deny it funding; and
      3. we called for all (10) publishers of ABS to promptly dismiss the Editorial Board and the Editor-In-Chief.

      Three publishers have already responded to our call by letting us know that they fully accept our initiative and intend to take necessary steps to put it into place. As an institution working on evaluation and promotion of the Serbian journals we will do our best not to allow that this process is blocked. Our evaluation, as evident from our Journal Bibliometric Report, is reasonably comprehensive. It covers not only journal impact but also “journal bibliometric quality”, which includes numerous indicators of quality of editing. Due to various types of editorial misconduct we have already dropped out as much as seven journals from indexing. Needless to say, our methodology doesn’t cover all aspects of editing and cannot reach the editorial malpractices hidden from public eye. I therefore thank you for your valuable contributions, helping us uncover this case of unacceptable editorial behavior.

      With best regards,

      CEON/CEES
      President
      Dr Pero Šipka”

      This is how justice needs to proceed. Swiftly, professionally, logically. Using whistle-blowing and evidence.

      JATdS

      July 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      • Another update. I am concerned about Beall’s desire to delist this journal so suddenly. I thus post the communications made in the last 24 hours publically so that RW readers can decide for themselves. We definitely need more open, revealing and public discussions. The verbatim communications:

        On Monday, July 7, 2014 12:49 AM, “Beall, Jeffrey” wrote:
        Hi, Dr. Šipka,

        Thanks very much for this update. I hope the journal is able to heal itself and return to its former success.

        I have removed the journal from my list. I hope that this will help the new editor and new editorial board members start fresh.

        Thanks,

        Jeffrey Beall

        On Monday, July 7, 2014 2:32 AM, Jaime wrote:

        Dear Jeffrey Beall,
        CC: Rikard Zeylon who needs this update for DOAJ purposes.

        Although I admire your words of encouragement for this journal, I think that the removal from your list is far too premature for the following reasons.

        There are several extremely important questions that still have not been answered, and that definitely need to be answered publically, otherwise this journal remains solidly suspect (academically and otherwise):
        a) How many papers in the past 3 years have been accepted and published without peer review?
        b) How much money did Prof. Curcic or others in the editor board make off no/fake peer review and instant acceptance? What happened to that money and how was it used? Was any money actually extorted from authors and unsuspecting or desperate scientists and did any professor actually pocket any money? In other words, is there a criminal element here, or only bad academics? I ask this because my paper had been automatically accepted for a volume and issue destined for the middle of 2015, which means that all volumes and issues between June 2014 and the middle of 2015 have potentially not been peer reviewed, have potentially paid these ridiculous fees, and thus are not fit to be published. That would mean, hypothetically, that ALL papers need to be re-peer reviewed, or 100% retracted.
        c) How many of Prof. Curcic’s papers were accepted automatically, and was he personally exempt from paying any publishing fees?
        d) Has DOAJ de-listed ABS from is site?

        As I say, I recommend that you pause your decision to delist this journal from your list until it is abundantly clear that the new editor board is academically function, with honest peer review, and with clear fees, if any, explained on its web-site. Moreover, as I say, the scientific public needs to have more quantification and data to respond to the a)-c) questions I pose above.

        Although we praise the swift and decisive action by Dr. Sipka, this to me is simply only the BEGINNING of the case study, and not the conclusion.

        Should I not hear from either of you, I will personally be pursuing the case until I receive clear and definitive answers to my queries. The scientific community should expect no less and should not consider the sacking of the entire editor board to be the end-game.

        Best regards and a good week of investigative science ahead to all.

        Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva”

        Related to question c), please observe the related ABS web-pages. The following papers have Prof. Božidar Ćurčić (or members of his lab/department) listed (were these papers peer reviewed or automatically accepted? Are there five entomologists with the name Ćurčić in his department: with the initial B., B.P.M., N.B., S. and S.B. (but all from his department nonetheless)?:

        From 2014 Vol. 66, No. 2:
        pp 465-472 (C. Deltshev, B. Ćurčić, Chunxia Wang, Zniyuan Yao, D. Antić, S. Ćurčić and T. Rađa; NEW DATA ON THE SPIDERS (ARANEAE) IN THE CAVES OF BALKAN PENINSULA)
        pp 889-900 (S. Ćurčić, Maja Vrbica, D. Antić, M. Petković, Đ. Marković, B. Ćurčić and V. Tomić; DUVALIUS (PARADUVALIUS) PETROVICI SP. N. AND D. (P.) SOTIROVI SP. N. (CARABIDAE: TRECHINAE: TRECHINI): TWO NEW TROGLOBITIC GROUND BEETLES FROM EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN SERBIA)
        pp 901-906 (why is a different initial used but not so in other papers?) (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, Biljana Rađa, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, Nina B. Ćurčić and B. S. Ilić CHTHONIUS (GLOBOCHTHONIUS) DAORSONI N. SP. (CHTHONIIDAE, PSEUDOSCORPIONES) — A NEW CAVE FALSE SCORPION FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA )
        pp 907-918 (why is a different initial used but not so in other papers?) (D. Ž. Antić, V. T. Tomić, B. P. M. Ćurčić, S. B. Ćurčić, S. P. Stamenković, L. R. Lučić and S. E. Makarov GENUS BELBOGOSOMA ĆURČIĆ AND MAKAROV, 2008, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW TROGLOBITIC SPECIES FROM EAST SERBIA, BALKAN PENINSULA (DIPLOPODA: CHORDEUMATIDA: ANTHROLEUCOSOMATIDAE))
        pp 919-934 (S. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, J. Mulaomerović, Maja Vrbica, D. Antić, V. Tomić, B. Ćurčić and Biljana Rađa THREE NEW CAVE-DWELLING LEIODID BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: LEIODIDAE: CHOLEVINAE: LEPTODIRINI) FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA )
        pp 955- (B. P. M. Ćurčić, S. M. Sarbu, R. N. Dimitrijević and S. B. Ćurčić A NEW CAVE PSEUDOSCORPION FROM THE REGION OF MANGALIA (ROMANIA): CHTHONIUS (EPHIPPIOCHTHONIUS) BORISSKETI N. SP. (CHTHONIIDAE, PSEUDOSCORPIONES))

        From 2014 Vol. 66, No. 1:
        Pp 363-368 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, S. E. Makarov, D. Ž. Antić, and B. S. Ilić A new pseudoscorpion from Bosnia: Roncus bosniensis n. sp. (Neobisiidae, Pseudoscorpiones))
        Pp 369-376 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, R. N. Dimitrijević, V. T. Tomić, S. E. Makarov, Nina B. Ćurčić, and S. B. Ćurčić Biodiversity of Roncus L. Koch in Montenegro – Roncus teutae n. sp. from Mt. Orjen (Neobisiidae, Pseudoscorpiones))
        Pp 377-384 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, Nina B. Ćurčić, and S. E. Makarov On two new cave species of pseudoscorpions (Neobisiidae, Pseudoscorpiones) from Herzegovina and Dalmatia)
        Pp 415-428 (S. B. Ćurčić, Maja D. Vrbica, D. Ž. Antić, Đ. Marković, M. Petković, and B. P. M. Ćurčić, Three new cave-dwelling trechine ground beetles from Eastern and Southeastern Serbia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechini))
        Pp 437-444 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, Nina B. Ćurčić, S. E. Makarov, and B. S. Ilić Microchthonius kasteli n. sp. (Chthoniidae, Pseudoscorpiones) – a new cave false scorpion from Croatia (Dalmatia))

        From 2013 Vol. 65, No. 4:
        Pp 1547-1552 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, S. E. Makarov, Nina B. Ćurčić, S. B. Ćurčić, and V. T. Tomić Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) rhizon n. sp.: a new cave false scorpion from the Bay of Kotor (Chthoniidae, Pseudoscorpiones)
        Pp 1553-1558 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, S. E. Makarov, Nina B. Ćurčić, V. T. Tomić, and B. S. Ilić Chthonius (Globochthonius) montis n. sp.: a new epigean pseudoscorpion from Montenegro (Chthoniidae, Pseudoscorpiones))
        Pp 1559-1578 (D. Ž. Antić, B. P. M. Ćurčić, V. T. Tomić, S. B. Ćurčić, D. Z. Stojanović, B. D. Dudić, and S. E. Makarov One hundred millipede species in Serbia (Arthropoda: Myriapoda: Diplopoda))
        Pp 1675-1686 (S. B. Ćurčić, B. P. M. Ćurčić, and Maja Vrbica Remarks on some trechine ground beetle taxa from the Balkan Peninsula (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechini))
        Pp 1687-1702 (Maja Vrbica, S. Ćurčić, D. Antić, A. Petrović, V. Tomić, M. Petković, Đ. Marković, D. Stojanović, and B. Ćurčić On some new cave-dwelling ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechini) from Eastern Serbia)

        From 2013 Vol. 65, No. 3:
        Pp 1217-1222 (S. B. Ćurčić, D. Ž. Antić, Nina B. Ćurčić, and B. P. M. Ćurčić Remyella montenegrina, a new troglobitic leiodid beetle (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leptodrini) From northeastern Montenegro)
        PP 1233-1244 (D. Ž. Antić, B. P. M. Ćurčić, V. T. Tomić, T. Rađa, Biljana Rađa, M. A. Milinčić, and S. E. Makarov Two new species of Brachydesmus Heller, 1858 from the Balkan Peninsula (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Polydesmidae))
        Pp 1253-1260 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, Nina B. Ćurčić, and S. E. Makarov A new cave pseudoscorpion from Dalmatia – Microchthonius tragurion n. sp. (Chthoniidae, Pseudoscoriones))
        PP 1261- (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, Nina B. Ćurčić, and B. S. Ilić Neobisium cruces n. sp. and N. pluzinensis n. sp., two new cave-dwellers from Montenegro (Neobisiidae, Pseudoscoriones))

        From 2013 Vol. 65, No. 2:
        Pp 739-744 (Tatjana Lj. Sekulić, D. Ž. Antić, V. T. Tomić, S. B. Ćurčić, D. Z. Stojanović, B. M. Mitić, S. E. Makarov, and B. P. M. Ćurčić The review of the genus Serboiulus Strasser, 1962 (Diplopoda: Julida: Julidae), with description of a new species from Serbia)
        Pp 745-750 (D. Ž. Antić, B. P. M. Ćurčić, B. M. Mitić, V. T. Tomić, L. R. Lučić, B. D. Dudić, D. Z. Stojanović, and S. E. Makarov A new cave diplopod of the genus Brachydesmus Heller, 1858 from Southwest Serbia (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Polydesmidae))
        Pp 751-760 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. E. Makarov, S. B. Ćurčić, V. T. Tomić, D. Ž. Antić, B. S. Ilić, and Nina B. Ćurčić Roncus radgost n. sp., R. jarevid n. sp., and R. crnobog n. sp.: three new cave-dwellers from Eastern Serbia (Neobisiidae, Pseudoscorpiones))
        Pp 761-766 (B. P. M. Ćurčić, T. Rađa, S. E. Makarov, R. N. Dimitrijević, S. B. Ćurčić, and B. S. Ilić On the identity of types of Roncus diocletiani Ćurčić, Dimitrijević & Rađa and Archaeoroncus tenuis (Hadži) (Pseudoscorpiones, Neobisiidae) from Croatia)
        Pp 773-780 (S. Ćurčić, D. Antić, T. Rađa, S. Makarov, B. Ćurčić, Nina Ćurčić, and L. Lučić Winklerites serbicus, a new endogean species of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini))

        From 2013 Vol. 65, No. 1:
        Pp 341-344 (S. Makarov, B. P. M. Ćurčić, D. Ž. Antić, V. T. Tomić, S. B. Ćurčić, B. Ilić, and L. R. Lučić A new cave species of the genus Hyeloglomeris Verhoeff, 1910, from the Balkan Peninsula (Diplopoda: Glomerida: Glomeridae))

        And an estimated 12 papers in 2012.

        From what I can understand, a lot of cave-dwelling false or pseudoscorpions have been found, which seems like very fitting imagery for this case study. Irrespective, post-publication peer review should be conducted on these 26 Ćurčić papers (2013-2014) by entomologists.

        These questions are important because the impact factor is based on the number of citations and self-citations, so if the editorial process was abused to favor excessive publications by Serbian scientists, then why does this journal even deserve to have an impact factor?

        JATdS

        July 6, 2014 at 2:36 pm

        • I would like to emphasize why Elsevier nees to be VERY closely examined, and criticized in public: it owns, as it claims boldly, “almost one-quarter of the world’s peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content.”* Scientists must be willing to stand up to bad science, including abusive or unprofessional editors, as well as irresponsible peer review, some of which have led to retractions documented here at RW, and most likely will result in the collapse of many more papers. But this can only happen if there are activists who are able to defend science, and its integrity, while also standing up against their peers when indeed something is wrong. I do recognize the importance of Elsevier, being No. 1, and I do also recognize (and thank) it for a very powerful platform, sciencedirect, but now it is time for Elsevier to recognize that so much of some of their plant science journals have problems, some of which merit corrections, others retractions. Blind love (or infactuation) of so many plant scientists towards Elsevier journals, such as Chinese, Iranian and Indian scientists, who benefit directly will eventually have a turning point. Excellence is difficult to sustain and a company always reaches a peak before something on the inside will lead to its collapse. It’s only a matter of time before there is a threshold of papers publishe din Elsevier journals that have suffered either a correction or a retraction before the scientific community says (finally) “we cannot trust the scientific content of this corporations journals” and then start to turn elsewhere. My sincere concern is that the alternatives, at least some of the big ones, at least in the plant sciences, like Springer Science + Business Media, are equally (if not more) problematic. The number of serious corrupted and predatory open access and traditional SMP journals is clearly increasing and the sea of publishing is awash with individuals who are NOT scientists, but are more affiliated with marketing, who are willing to explore scientists and their relative weaknesses and ignorance, to derive financial benefit.
          I can only name only very few plant science journals that I have found to be consistently professional, honest, and with fair, blind or in-depth peer review. I think it is important to create a list of journals with some sort of a ranking in the plant sciences that would allow for other plant scientists to be guided. I think science activists like me who are also active in research and/or publishing, and who are concerned, need to create such lists. Altruism needs to reenter the equation as selfishness is starting to take over and ruin science. I really wish some of the psychologists that are tracking this blog would actually develop a deeper analysis of the personality traits underlying these academic issues.
          * http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/promo-page/science-direct/et_sd_adwordsgeneric_nov2013/home?p1=p032

          JATdS

          July 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm

          • BREAKING NEWS. The first case of cluster fraud and mass retractions? I strongly suggest that RW cover this exquisite case separately. Contact me for my SAGE contact and more details.

            A Taiwanese fraud ring has been busted and 60 papers published by SAGE have been retracted, all by the same individual, Peter Chen at National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan (NPUE)! All 60 retractions are from one journal: Journal of Vibration and Control.

            http://jvc.sagepub.com/content/20/10/1601.abstract

            The site states:
            “In 2013 the Editor of Journal of Vibration and Control and SAGE became aware of a peer review ring involving assumed and fabricated identities that appeared to centre around Peter Chen at National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan (NPUE). SAGE and the Editor then began a complex investigation into the case during the rest of 2013 and 2014. Following an unsatisfactory response from Peter Chen, NPUE was notified.

            NPUE were serious in addressing the Journal and SAGE’s concerns. NPUE confirmed that the institution was investigating Peter Chen. SAGE subsequently uncovered a citation ring involving the above mentioned author and others.

            We regret that individual authors have compromised the academic record by perverting the peer review process and apologise to readers. On uncovering problems with peer review and citation SAGE immediately put steps in place to avoid similar vulnerability of the Journal to exploitation in the future. More information may be found at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/JVC_Statement_2014.

            The Journal and SAGE understand from NPUE that Peter Chen has resigned his post at NPUE.

            The following articles are retracted because after thorough investigation evidence points towards them having at least one author or being reviewed by at least one reviewer who has been implicated in the peer review ring and/or citation ring. All authors have had an opportunity to respond to the allegations and proposed actions.

            OnlineFirst articles (these articles will not be published in an issue)

            Chen CY, Chen T-H, Chen Y-H, Yu S-E and Chung P-Y (2013) Information technology system modeling an integrated C-TAM-TPB model to the validation of ocean tidal analyses Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 7 May 2013. doi: 10.1177/1077546312472924

            Chang R-F, Chen CY, Su F-P and Lin H-C (2013) A two-step approach for broadband digital signal processing technique Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 26 April 2013. doi: 10.1177/1077546312472925

            Chen TH, Chang CJ, Yu SE, Chung PY and Liu C-K (2013) Nonlinear information analysis and system management technique: the influence of design experience and control complexity Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 12 April 2013. doi: 10.1177/1077546312473321

            Chen CY, Shih BY, Chen YH, Yu SE and Liu YC (2013) The exploration of a 3T flow model using vibrating NXT: II. Model validation Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 10 April 2013. doi: 10.1177/1077546312470481

            Chen CY, Shih BY, Chen YH, Yu SE and Liu YC (2013) The exploration of 3T flow model using vibrating NXT: I. model formulation Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 6 February 2013. doi: 10.1177/1077546312467360

            Lin M-L and Chen C-W (2013) Stability analysis of fuzzy-based NN modeling for ecosystems using fuzzy Lyapunov methods Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 6 February 2013. doi: 10.1177/1077546312466687

            Chen CY, Chen TH, Chen YH and Chiu J (2012) A multi-stage method for deterministic-statistical analysis: a mathematical case and measurement studies Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 20 December 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312466579

            Shih BY, Lin MC and Chen CY (2012) Autonomous navigation system for radiofrequency identification mobile robot e-book reader Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 13 December 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312466578

            Chang RF, Chen CY, Su FP, Lin HC and Lu C-K (2012) Multiphase SUMO robot based on an agile modeling-driven process for a small mobile robot Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 13 December 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312464993

            Shih B-Y, Lin Y-K, Cheng M-H, Chen C-Y and Chiu C-P (2012) The development of an application program interactive game-based information system Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 12 December 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312464682

            Chen C-Y, Chang C-J and Lin C-H (2012) On dynamic access control in web 2.0 and cloud interactive information hub: technologies Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 12 December 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312464992

            Shin BY, Chen CY and Hsu KH (2012) Robot cross platform system using innovative interactive theory and selection algorithms for Android application Journal of Vibration and Control Epub ahead of print 13 November 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312463757

            Articles published in an issue

            Chen C-W (2014) Applications of neural-network-based fuzzy logic control to a nonlinear time-delay chaotic system Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (4): 589-605. Epub ahead of print 5 November 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312461370

            Chen C-W (2014) A review of intelligent algorithm approaches and neural-fuzzy stability criteria for time-delay tension leg platform systems Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (4): 561-575. Epub ahead of print 5 November 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312463759

            Chen C-Y, Chang C-J and Lin C-H (2014) On dynamic access control in web 2.0 and cloud interactive information hub: trends and theories Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (4): 548-560. Epub ahead of print 5 November 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312463762

            Lin M-L and Chen C-W (2014) Stability conditions for ecosystem modeling using the fuzzy Lyapunov method Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (2): 290-302. Epub ahead of print 23 October 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312451301

            Chen C-H, Kuo C-M, Hsieh S-H and Chen C-Y (2014) Highly efficient very-large-scale integration (VLSI) implementation of probabilistic neural network image interpolator Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (2): 218-224. Epub ahead of print 22 October 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312458822

            Chen C-Y (2014) Wave vibration and simulation in dissipative media described by irregular boundary surfaces: a mathematical formulation Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (2): 191-203. Epub ahead of print 22 October 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312464258

            Chen C-H, Yao T-K, Dai J-H and Chen C-Y (2014) A pipelined multiprocessor system- on-a-chip (SoC) design methodology for streaming signal processing Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (2): 163-178. Epub ahead of print 16 October 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312458821

            Lin M-L and Chen C-W (2014) Fuzzy neural modeling for n-degree ecosystems using the linear matrix inequality approach Journal of Vibration and Control 20 (1): 82-93. Epub ahead of print 8 October 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312458533

            Chen C-H, Wu W-X and Chen C-Y (2013) Ant-inspired collective problem-solving systems Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (16): 2481-2490. Epub ahead of print 18 September 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312456231

            Chen C-H, Yao T-K, Kuo C-M and Chen C-Y (2013) Evolutionary design of constructive multilayer feedforward neural network Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (16): 2413-2420. Epub ahead of print 12 September 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312456726

            Chen C-W (2013) Applications of the fuzzy-neural Lyapunov criterion to multiple time-delay systems Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (13): 2054-2067. Epub ahead of print 16 August 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312451034

            Chung P-Y, Chen Y-H, Walter L and Chen C-Y (2013) Influence and dynamics of a mobile robot control on mechanical components Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (13): 1923-1935. Epub ahead of print 20 July 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312452184

            Chen C-W (2013) Neural network-based fuzzy logic parallel distributed compensation controller for structural system Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (11): 1709-1727. Epub ahead of print 22 June 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312442233

            Chen C-W, Yeh K, Yang H-C, Liu KFR and Liu C-C (2013) A critical review of structural system control by the large-scaled neural network linear-deferential-inclusion-based criterion Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (11): 1658-1673. Epub ahead of print 18 June 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312443377

            Chen C-H, Kuo C-M, Chen C-Y and Dai J-H (2013) The design and synthesis using hierarchical robotic discrete-event modeling Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (11): 1603-1613. Epub ahead of print 27 June 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312449645

            Chang CJ, Chen CY and Chou I-T (2013) The design of information and communication technologies: telecom MOD strength machines Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (10): 1499-1513. Epub ahead of print 27 June 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312449644

            Shih B-Y, Chen C-Y, Li K-H, Wu T-Y, Chen G-Y (2013) A novel NXT control method for implementing force sensing and recycling in a training robot Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (10): 1443-1459. Epub ahead of print 1 June 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312446361

            Chen C-W, Chen P-C and Chiang W-L (2013) Modified intelligent genetic algorithm-based adaptive neural network control for uncertain structural systems Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (9): 1333-1347. Epub ahead of print 31 May 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312442232

            Chen C-Y, Shih B-Y, Shih C-H and Wang L-H (2013) Enhancing robust and stability control of a humanoid biped robot: system identification approach. Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (8): 1199-1207. Epub ahead of print 26 April 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546312442947

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            Chen C-W (2013) Delay independent criterion for multiple time-delay systems and its application in building structure control systems Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (3): 395-414. Epub ahead of print 17 January 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546311429341

            Chen C-Y, Shih B-Y, Shih C-H and Wang L-H (2013) Design, modeling and stability control for an actuated dynamic walking planar bipedal robot Journal of Vibration and Control 19 (3): 376-384. Epub ahead of print 17 January 2012. doi: 10.1177/1077546311429476

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            Liu T-Y, Chiang W-L, Chen C-W, Hsu W-K, Lin C-W, Chiou D-J and Huang P-C (2012) Structural system identification for vibration bridges using the Hilbert–Huang transform Journal of Vibration and Control 18 (13): 1939-1956. Epub ahead of print 14 December 2011. doi: 10.1177/1077546311428347

            Chen C-W (2012) Applications of the fuzzy Lyapunov linear matrix inequality criterion to a chaotic structural system Journal of Vibration and Control 18 (13): 1925-1938. Epub ahead of print 14 December 2011. doi: 10.1177/1077546311428346

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            Chen C-Y and Huang P-H (2012) Review of an autonomous humanoid robot and its mechanical control Journal of Vibration and Control 18 (7): 973-982. Epub ahead of print 21 September 2011. doi: 10.1177/1077546310395974

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            Tseng C-P, Chen C-W and Liu KFR (2012) Risk control allocation model for pressure vessels and piping project Journal of Vibration and Control 18 (3): 385-394. Epub ahead of print 13 July 2011. doi: 10.1177/1077546311403182

            Lin M-L and Chen C-W (2011) Stability analysis of community and ecosystem hierarchies using the Lyapunov method Journal of Vibration and Control 17 (13): 1930-1937. Epub ahead of print 9 December 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546310385737

            Chen C-Y, Shih B-Y, Chou W-C, Li Y-J and Chen Y-H (2011) Obstacle avoidance design for a humanoid intelligent robot with ultrasonic sensors Journal of Vibration and Control 17 (12): 1798-1804. Epub ahead of print 26 November 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546310381101

            Chen C-W (2011) Fuzzy control of interconnected structural systems using the fuzzy Lyapunov method Journal of Vibration and Control 17 (11): 1693-1702. Epub ahead of print 23 November 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546310379625

            Shih B-Y, Chen C-Y and Chou W-C (2011) Obstacle avoidance using a path correction method for autonomous control of a biped intelligent robot Journal of Vibration and Control 17 (10): 1567-1573. Epub ahead of print 22 November 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546310372004

            Tang J-P, Chiou D-J, Chen C-W, Chiang W-L, Hsu W-K, Chen C-Y and Liu T-Y (2011) A case study of damage detection in benchmark buildings using a Hilbert-Huang Transform-based method Journal of Vibration and Control 17 (4): 623-636. Epub ahead of print 8 November 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546309360053

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            Lin JW, Huang CW, Shih CH and Chen CY (2011) Fuzzy Lyapunov Stability Analysis and NN Modeling for Tension Leg Platform Systems Journal of Vibration and Control 17 (1): 151-158. Epub ahead of print 25 August 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546309350477

            Lee WI, Chen CY, Kuo HM and Sui YC (2010) The Development of Half-circle Fuzzy Numbers and Application in Fuzzy Control Journal of Vibration and Control 16 (13): 1977-1987. Epub ahead of print 22 April 2010. doi: 10.1177/1077546309349849 ”

            Just for the public record…

            JATdS

            July 8, 2014 at 11:09 am


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