Sunday, June 20, 2010

My email to Asian Academic Publisher

I just sent this.

To the Editorial Boards of Progress in Nonlinear Science (PNS) and Nonlinear Science Letters A (NSLA), and to Asian Academic Publisher:

Dear Colleagues at PNS and NSLA:

It has come to our attention that the Dr. Ji-Huan He is Editor-in-Chief of PNS and NSLA.

Allow me to advise you that listing Prof. Ji-Huan He as an Editor-in-Chief makes Asian Academic Publisher 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. (There is a Chinese version too: 中文) 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 Asian Academic Publisher and the Editorial Boards of their journals, it would be prudent to remove Ji-Huan He.

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

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

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  1. Woa! Obviously, it's the action from Hamburger. I will study Ham and HPM...

  2. The anonymous commenter above also made this comment under the name "mathlike". He is a Ji-Huan He supporter. Not that there's anything wrong with that...