Friday, June 11, 2010

My email to Facta Universitatis

I just sent this. None of the emails immediately bounced as undeliverable. There was one out-of-office auto reply. Thanks to Zahy for finding the email addresses.

To Editor-in-Chief Prof. Katica R. (Stevanović) Hedrih, Co-editor Prof. Anthony N. Kounadis, and all members of the Editorial Board of Facta Universitatis Series Mechanics, Automatic Control and Robotics (FUSMACR):

A member of the Editorial Board of FUSMACR, 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. 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".

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).

Prof. Hedrih, if you are aware of these facts and still think J-H He deserves a place on the Editorial Board of FUSMACR, 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 Editorial Board, we urge you to ask Prof. Hedrih to do the right thing and remove Prof. He from his Editorial Board position on FUSMACR. Your reputations are also at risk.

Best regards,

Jason of El Naschie Watch

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