Monday, July 5, 2010

My email to the Iranian Polymer Journal

I just sent this to number 42 on the master list.


To Editor-in-Chief Mirzadeh H. of the Iranian Polymer Journal (IPJ), and to the Editors, Editorial Board, and International Advisory Board of IPJ, and to the publisher, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI):

Dear colleagues at IPJ and IPPI,

Prof. Ji-Huan He is listed on the IPJ Web site as a member of the International Advisory Board.

The sad truth is that this makes IPJ and IPPI 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 is growing:

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 IPJ and IPPI be sullied, and in consideration of the feelings of the other board members 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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