RP: And in the meantime, submissions to the journal have been closed?
ST: All the papers handled by Dr. El Naschie have now been published and nothing further will be published until the new editorial structure is in place. We are therefore not currently accepting any new submissions to the journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals.
That was just about two months ago. Let us compare what ST said then with the situation as it exists today.
ST's assertion "All the papers handled by Dr. El Naschie have now been published" conflicts with the statement on the CS&F Web site saying "Currently we have many accepted Chaos, Solitons and Fractals papers waiting to be published."
And since there's no new Editor-in-Chief, as can also be checked, ST's assertion that "nothing further will be published until the new editorial structure is in place" has also turned out to be untrue: Semimonthly publication continued without hiatus, yielding fishwrappers Volume 42, Issue 4 (30 November 2009) and Volume 42, Issue 5 (15 December 2009).
Earlier Poynder links on the Elsevier business:
- November 26, 2008: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals editor to retire
- February 15, 2009: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals: Update
محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائي