Friday, July 2, 2010

A fool's errand: My email to TJNSA

I have no expectation that we can effect any change at TJNSA. Editors and Chairmen featured at the journal's Web site include not only Ji-Huan He and Mohamed El Naschie, but E-Infinity group members G. Iovane and L. Marek-Crnjac. B.G. Sidharth is there too. The inmates are running the asylum. Oh well. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I just sent this.


To the Editors-in-Chief, Managing Editors, Honorary Chairmen, and Editorial Board Members of The Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and its Applications (TJNSA):

Dear colleagues at TJNSA,

The TJNSA Web site shows Mohamed El Naschie to be an Honorary Chairman. It shows Ji-Huan He to be an Honorary Chairman and also a member of the Editorial Board.

These inclusions make TJNSA a tempting object of ridicule and butt of jokes.

Ji-Huan He and Mohamed El Naschie are notorious for gaming the impact factor of the journals International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (IJNSNS) of which He is Editor-in-Chief, and Chaos, Solitons and Fractals for which El Naschie used to be Editor-in-Chief but from whose editorial board He and El Naschie were fired by the publisher, Elsevier. To read about their dishonest impact factor manipulations, see the article Integrity Under Attack: The State of Scholarly Publishing by SIAM president Douglas N. Arnold, in particular the green-colored paragraphs. It is available in several languages.

Prof. 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 He's close association with the infamous and belligerently litigious crackpot Mohamed El Naschie. Ji-Huan 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. Our blog El Naschie Watch is devoted to him.

Appropriately, Ji-Huan He has already been fired from quite a few editorial positions. The list grows monotonically:

Ji-Huan He is a crackpot with a penchant for inserting himself onto editorial boards and similar prestigious-sounding groups to pad his CV. For the most up-to-date and complete information, see Master list of Ji-Huan He's editorial positions.

For the reputation of TJNSA, and in consideration of the feelings of the other editors who will surely not want to be associated with them, it would be prudent to scrub Ji-Huan He and Mohamed El Naschie from your Web site and journal.

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. TJNSA is number 35.

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