Dr Tansu KÜÇÜKÖNCÜ —
RETRACTED (2014) article which was PLAGIARIZED by 3 academics
from MSc thesis of their student :
Ismail Naci Cangul, Ahmet Cevik, Ayse Dilek Maden, 2013
4 Haziran 2015
Dr. Tansu KÜÇÜKÖNCÜ (*) –
Yüksek lisans tezinden haberi olmadan ve adı yazılmadan
3 hocanın KOPYALA-YAPIŞTIRLA ürettiği makaleyi
tez sahibi YAYINDAN ATTIRDI
[100 % PLAGIARIZED article]
Ayse Dilek Maden, Ahmet Sinan Cevik, Ismail Naci Cangul, Kinkar C Das,
“On the Kirchhoff matrix, a newKirchhoff index and the Kirchhoff energy”,
Journal of Inequalities and Applications, 2013, 337 (2013)
Corresponding author : Ahmet Sinan Çevik
İsmail Naci Cangül : dean of Uludağ University, Science and Literature School
[SOURCE of COPY-PASTE]
“Graflar üzerinde yeni Kirchhoff yapılarının tanıtılması” (Turkish)
(= Introducing the new Kirchhoff structures over graphs (English)),
2011, Selcuk University Konya Turkey, mathematics ;
supervisor : Ayşe Dilek Maden Güngör ;
jury : Ahmet Sinan Çevik, İsmail Naci Cangül
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Maden et al. Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2014, 2014:424
On the Kirchhoff matrix, a new
Kirchhoff index and the Kirchhoff energy
Ayse Dilek Maden 1, Ahmet Sinan Cevik 1*,
Ismail Naci Cangul 2 and Kinkar C Das 3
* Correspondence: email@example.com
1 Department of Mathematics,
Faculty of Science, Selçuk University,
Campus, Konya, 42075, Turkey
Full list of author information is available at the end of the article
This article  has been retracted by Professor Ravi P Agarwal, Editor-in-Chief of the
Journal of Inequalities and Applications.
After publication it became clear that the paper had been submitted without the consent,
knowledge and acknowledgement of Betul Acar.
The authors Ayse Maden, Ahmet Cevik, Ismail Cangul and Kinkar C Das acknowledge
that they failed to obtain agreement with Betul Acar or to acknowledge her work, resulting
in an unfair representation of her ideas and thoughts.
All those involved have agreed to this retraction.
1 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Selçuk University, Campus, Konya, 42075, Turkey. 2 Department of
Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Science, Uludag University, Gorukle Campus, Bursa, 16059, Turkey. 3 Department of
Mathematics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 440-746, Republic of Korea.
Received: 23 September 2014 Accepted: 23 September 2014 Published: 23 Oct 2014
1. Maden, AD, Cevik, AS, Cangul, IN, Das, KC: On the Kirchhoff matrix, a new Kirchhoff index and the Kirchhoff energy.
J. Inequal. Appl. 2013, 337 (2013)
Cite this article as: Maden et al.: Retraction: On the Kirchhoff matrix, a new Kirchhoff index and the Kirchhoff energy.
Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2014, 2014:424
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Written by Cat Ferguson
October 28th, 2014 at 9:30 am
Student denied credit, math article retracted
A math paper in the Journal of Inequalities and Applications has been retracted after it was discovered the authors had included a student’s work without acknowledging her.
One of the authors, however, told us it was an honest mistake, and that the editor pushed for retraction instead of correction “to protect this journal and its impact factor.”
Here’s the notice for “On the Kirchhoff matrix, a new Kirchhoff index and the Kirchhoff energy”:
This article has been retracted by Professor Ravi P Agarwal, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inequalities and Applications.
After publication it became clear that the paper had been submitted without the consent, knowledge and acknowledgement of Betul Acar.
The authors Ayse Maden, Ahmet Cevik, Ismail Cangul and Kinkar C Das acknowledge that they failed to obtain agreement with Betul Acar or to acknowledge her work, resulting in an unfair representation of her ideas and thoughts. All those involved have agreed to this retraction.
Journal editor Ravi Agarwal, with whom we’ve spoken about retractions before, gave us more details:
One of the students (Betul Acar) of Ahmet Cevik wrote to us that the work published in the paper was done jointly with her also.
We made full inquiry and all the authors accepted and acknowledged that student’s name as an author must also have been added. As Editor-in-Chief of JIA I decided this paper must be retracted.
We also spoke with Cevik, who gave us a slightly different version:
In fact this was completely an innocent mistake made by me. During the submission period, I lost my dad and it was hard time for me. Honestly, I realized it after published by the journal. The first thing I did apply to Springer whether there is any chance to add that extra name. A guy in there (his name was Mr. Lovely Joy C) wrote it is possible. However Prof. Agarwal did not accept this. He pushed me to retract it. He mentioned me to protect this journal and its impact factor. Today until I saw the retraction page in this journal, I was respected his that idea. However in this retraction page, he mentioned that HE REALIZED THIS SİTUATİON (but it is not true because I applied to the journal and so they did learn the case), also he almost mentioned that we (me and other authors) stolen this extra authors ideas. It is also not true. Any way I am happy because I belive that we did correct thing to apply retract of this paper. This was a short story of
Hat tip: Rolf Degen
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December 24, 2014 at 5:12 am
This is Betul Acar.I am very upset because of this event.
So far, I have chosen to be silent,
beacuse I have already claimed them to
Turkish Council of High Education’s Ethic Comity and my university Ethic Comity.
At the same time of these applications,
I informed Dr. Ayse Dilek Maden, and Dr. Ahmet Sinan Cevik, and also the journal editor.
The editor of Journal, kindly, acknowledge me the process of this event.
In fact, before all these process , really , many times,
I talked my supervisor Dr. Ayse Dilek Maden, and
also Dr. Ahmet Sinan Cevik as member of the group.
Now, I have been waiting for my applications’ results.
After all process finished, I can proof what I told all, by showing documents.
Now it is not ethic, because of the current process.
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msc thesis, 2011, Selcuk University, Mathematics,
“Graflar üzerinde yeni Kirchhoff yapılarının tanıtılması” (in Turkish)
(= Introducing the new Kirchhoff structures over graphs)
supervisor : Ayse Dilek Maden Gungor
jury : Ahmet Sinan Cevik, Ismail Naci Cangul
Abstract : In this thesis it has been firstly defined and studied
Kirchhoff matrix, a newKirchhoff index, Kirchhoff energy and Kirchhoff Estrada index
for a simple connected graph. Moreover it has been also investigated and
so obtained some new bound values depend on these new parameters.
The geometric configuration of these bounds are presented in the Figures ….,
and then some results did obtain related to them.
It is obvious that the retracted paper has been derived from Betul Acar’s msc thesis !
Kinkar Chandra Das has no relation with this msc thesis !
Authors of the retracted paper :
Ayse Dilek Maden Gungor, Ahmet Sinan Cevik, Ismail Naci Cangul,
Kinkar Chandra Das.
Ahmet Sinan Cevik : corresponding author.
Ahmet Sinan Cevik adds some other names as author :
name of the supervisor of this msc thesis,
name of the other jury member of this msc thesis,
name of a foreign academic who has no relation with this thesis.
But he forgets to add only name of the owner of the msc thesis.
In his explanation he uses death of his father as an excuse.
What a shame !
What a death (!) which causes to forget only the name of the owner of the
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Ismail Naci Cangul’s group has been famous with with lots of their
conference – journal papers in famous academic FRAUD website WASET of
famous international academic FRAUDSTER Ardil family
(Fake Dr/PhD Cemal Ardil, his daughter Ebru Ardil and his son Bora Ardil)
of Turkey :
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3 clonned mathematics phd theses
(2 in Uludag University, 1 in Balikesir University)
supervised (??) by Ismail Naci Cangul (dean for many years)
which are 65% copied from each other
(according to Turnitin reports copy-paste ratios are 50%).
You can read their story here :
Thesis Landscapes from the Dark Alleys of Turkish Academy
A summary of it is here :The Dark Alleys of Turkish Academia (Sunday, March 3, 2013)