Saturday, July 3, 2010

My email to FJAM, FJDS, and Pushpa Publishing

I just sent this to the journals numbered 34 and 41 on the master list.


To Prof. K.K. Azad, Principal Editor of Far East Journal of Applied Mathematics (FJAM) and Managing Editor of Far East Journal of Dynamical Systems (FJDS), to all the editorial board members of FJAM and FJDS, and to General Manager Mr. Arun Azad of Pushpa Publishing House:

Dear colleagues at FJAM, FJDS and Pushpa,

Prof. Ji-Huan He is listed on the Pushpa Publishing House Web site as an Editorial Board member of FJAM and FJDS.

The sad truth is that this makes FJAM and FJDS laughable and Pushpa Publishing House doubly laughable. Scientists and academics all over the world read our blog and will be aware of this.

At least you deserve plaudits for not having Dr. Mohamed El Naschie on your editorial board; he's even worse. But we shall have more to say about El Naschie below, because El Naschie and He are as thick as thieves.

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. The Douglas N. Arnold paper 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 charlatan and a huckster. Our blog El Naschie Watch is devoted to him and his acolytes.

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

Ji-Huan He is a crackpot with a penchant for inserting himself into 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.

Lest the reputations of FJAM, FJDS and Pushpa be sullied, and in consideration of the feelings of the other editors who will surely not want to be associated with Ji-Huan He, it would be prudent to fire him and scrub him from your Web site and journals.

Don't take my word for all this. Conduct your own investigation.

Please let me know if I can be of any further help. El Naschie Watch contains a huge amount of information about He and El Naschie, but it can be overwhelming, and if you have specific questions, I would be happy to answer them or give you links.

Best regards,

Jason of El Naschie Watch

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  1. Two more columns from El Naschie in Rosa Al-Youssef.

    Sunday, July 4. «Office for the Coordination» Germany. Arabic or English.

    El Naschie has little sympathy for students who did badly on qualifying exams. Ahmed Zaki Badr warned the students that the exams were going to be hard, but they didn't listen. El Naschie tells us that a lenient German policy that allowed students to enter any college for any period of time regardless of performance has had to be rolled back more in line with the Egyptian system.

    Monday, July 5. Plot «secondary». Arabic or English.

    El Naschie continues talking about Egypt's system of exams used to qualify students to enter college. "I am a university professor" he reminds us. El Naschie Watch readers know he isn't a professor at all.

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