To Editor-in-Chief Siegfried Grossmann, Managing Editor Karin Pfeffer, and the Advisory Board of Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A (ZNA):
A member of the Advisory Board of ZNA, Prof. Ji-Huan He of Donghua University in Shanghai, is guilty of academic misconduct.
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.
He is at the center of a scandal in China 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. Fernandez on Ji-Huan He in this regard. Also see Three cheers for Francisco M. Fernandez!
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".
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), and Computers and Mathematics with Applications (CMA).
Prof. Grossmann, if you are aware of these facts and still think J-H He deserves a place on the Advisory Board of ZNA, you can make that choice, but your reputation and that of your journal are at risk. We have done our best to warn you. Members of the Advisory Board, we urge you to ask Prof. Grossmann to do the right thing and remove Prof. He from his Advisory Board position. Your reputations are also at risk.
Jason of El Naschie Watch
Thanks to Shrink for compiling the email addresses. All went through except for one out-of-office auto reply.