Sunday, June 20, 2010

Email to Applied Mathematical Sciences, Hikari Ltd

I just sent this.

To Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS), Hikari Ltd:

Dear Colleagues at AMS and Hikari Ltd,

It has come to our attention that the Prof. Ji-Huan He is on the Editorial Board of AMS.

Allow me to advise you that listing Prof. He as an editor makes AMS and Hikari Ltd a tempting object of ridicule and butt of jokes.

Ji-Huan 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. That journal has been off-line since June 11 or earlier, due undoubtedly to Dr. He's disrepute, and it seems unlikely to return, at least with him at the helm.

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 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), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE), and the International Journal of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering (IJISCE). He is a crackpot with a penchant for inserting himself onto editorial boards and similar prestigious-sounding groups to pad his CV.

For the reputations of AMS and Hikari Ltd, and in consideration of the feelings of the other members of the Editorial Board who will surely not want to be associated with him, it would be prudent to remove Ji-Huan He.

Don't take my word for all this. Conduct your own investigation. Perhaps you might forward this email to the full Editorial Board and ask their opinions.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Best regards,

Jason of El Naschie Watch

The Master list of Ji-Huan He's editorial positions has been updated.

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  1. The great man's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Monday, June 21. Party flag. Arabic or English.

    El Naschie says that the motto "Science is the solution" of President Hosni Mubarak's National Party is good, but shouldn't be confined to rhetoric and speeches. Actual movement in the right direction is needed.

    Dropping names, he tells us he knows Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed Zaki Badr and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Hany Helal.

    Egypt is the greatest country on Earth, he writes from Surrey.

  2. Jason
    You got citation there on the comments below
    the column of the great man in Rosa