I am now drafting a complaint letter to the editor-in-chief of a technical journal, against an act of plagiarism committed by a famous researcher in my field. This researcher is apparently aware of my original work, written three years prior to his/her work. I've been having trouble with two of my own submissions to the same journal. I suspect this researcher may have intentionally sabotaged my review process by either offering unfair comments or delay the review process, while his/her own submission got revised, accepted and published in a whirlwind. Ironically, this researcher did actually cite my only published work, a conference paper, and at the same time pretended that he/she didn't know that I did it, and helped him/herself to do it all over again.
I am somehow confident about the objectiveness of the editor-in-chief, although it might be that the AE is also involved in this misconduct. But in case my complaint is unfortunately ignored, what can I do to defend myself?
Can I directly contact the superior of this researcher's institution to bring up the complaint again, hoping to have a different result?
Added later: for those who is unclear about what I mean and downvoted my question, please compare the difference between:
Reference [xxx] already did it. The result shown here can be found in [xxx].
Reference [xxx] mentioned it. But it is really me that first give the result.
Added much later: someone suggests that this might be an insufficient attribution. If you were in my place, what will you do then?
Suppose I am this famous researcher and I found out a nobody is not giving me sufficient attribution, will the situation be completely different?
Added much much later: Many thanks for all the comments and replies. I have drafted my letter of inquiry very carefully after taking the many suggestions given to me. Nevertheless I am prepared to eat the shxt...fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice...
Now I think it is not true that the "game" is rigged for me just because I am a Chinese...if I received my education in one of the top universities in Europe or in the states, I would have a much lower chance of knowing people like this researcher in the first place...now it sounds like it is still because I am a Chinese...damn this life played with hard mode...