Monday, June 14, 2010

The Dishonorary Editor email

I just sent this.

To Editors-in-Chief Prof. Chang-Hua Lien and Prof. Teh-Lu Liao, Managing Editor Prof. Jun-Juh Yan, and all the members of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Control Theory and Applications (IJCTA), and to Serials Publications:

Dear IJCTA Editorial Board,

Allow me to advise you that listing Prof. Ji-Huan He as an Honorary Editor of IJCTA makes your journal and publication house a tempting object of ridicule and butt of jokes.

J-H He is notorious for gaming the impact factor of the International Journal of Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (IJNSNS) of which he is Editor-in-Chief. (A Chinese version of that article is also available: 中文 )

He is at the center of a scandal for appropriating without attribution the work of Dr. Shijun Liao (homotopy analysis method or HAM), renaming it (homotopy perturbation method or HPM), and calling it his own. His work is not only unoriginal, it is of poor quality. Besides the previous link, see Francisco M. Fernández on Ji-Huan He in this regard. Also see Three cheers for Francisco M. Fernández! and Another Fernández review of Ji-Huan He's papers.

Most shocking is J-H He's close association with IJCMNS's Honorary Editor, the infamous and belligerently litigious crackpot Mohamed El Naschie. J-H He calls El Naschie "one of this century's greatest scientists since Newton and Einstein" and says "El Naschie's theory will certainly lead to a Nobel Prize". But El Naschie is widely known to be a huckster.

Appropriately, J-H He has been fired from editorial positions at Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (CSF), the Arab Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (AJMMS), Computers and Mathematics with Applications (CMA), and Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE).

An Honorary Editor should lend prestige. Ji-Huan He lends only disgrace and comic relief. The Editors-in-Chief of IJCTA and Serials Publications should remove Ji-Huan He for their own good. The Associate Editors should communicate their recommendations to the Editors-in-Chief and to Serials Publications.

Here's an idea: Maybe you could just change his title to "Dishonorary Editor".

Don't take my word for all this. Conduct your own investigation.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Best regards,

Jason of El Naschie Watch

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