Monday, July 5, 2010

My email to IJENA and Serials Publications

The rot is deep. Not only are Mohamed El Naschie and Ji-Huan He on the board, but also two colleagues of He at Donghua University. The only hope is for the publisher to take action, motivated by self-preservation. I just sent this to number 33 on the the master list.


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:

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.

Best regards,

Jason of El Naschie Watch

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1 comment:

  1. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Wednesday, July 7. Fouad Engineer for the Nobel Prize. Arabic or English.

    This looks to me like an attack on ElBaradei, though El Naschie doesn't use the name.

    He says the election of President of the Arab Republic of Egypt is Egypt's business and anyone suggesting foreigners be involved (as observers to assure a free and fair election I think he must mean) should be placed under suspicion of treason.

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