To the editorial board of International Journal of Electrospun Nanofibers and Applications (IJENA) and Serials Publications:
Dear colleagues at IJENA and Serials Publications,
The IJENA Web site shows Mohamed El Naschie to be an Honorary Editor. It shows Ji-Huan He to be Editor-in-Chief.
These inclusions make IJENA and Serials Publications 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 keeps growing:
- Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (CSF)
- Arab Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (AJMMS)
- Computers and Mathematics with Applications (CMA)
- International Journal of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering (IJISCE)
- Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics (RJMS)
- Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE)
- International Journal of Differential Equations (IJDE)
- Journal of Applied Mathematics & Computing (JAMC)
- Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences (AMIS)
- Central European Journal of Engineering (CEJE)
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 IJENA and Serials Publications, 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.
Jason of El Naschie Watch