Sunday, September 19, 2010

El Naschie gets undeserved benefit of the doubt

This is a follow-up to my post Caltech, MIT, Princeton, Alexandria University.


In a new post, Perverse Incentives, Richard Holmes says

I am unable to judge the merits of El Naschie's work. I assume that since he has been a Professor at Cambridge, Cornell and the University of Surrey and publishes in journals produced by two very reputable companies that his papers are of a very high quality.


I tried to post the following in a comment on his blog, but it awaits moderation:

Hi. I am the one who posted to Scribd the El Naschie CV you linked to. The CV is fraud and nonsense like everything else about El Naschie. You said "I assume that since he has been a Professor at Cambridge, Cornell and the University of Surrey and publishes in journals produced by two very reputable companies that his papers are of a very high quality."

You are badly, badly wrong. My blog, El Naschie Watch, is dedicated to debunking the crackpot charlatan El Naschie.

Read this: Introduction to Mohamed El Naschie

and also this, which references your website: Caltech, MIT, Princeton, Alexandria University


Then I put this in a separate comment.

You also write:

"The university has accumulated a large number of citations to papers published by Mohamed El Naschie, mainly in two journals, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, published by Elsevier, and the International Journal of Nonlinear Mathematics and Numerical Simulation, published by the Israeli company Freund. El Naschie was editor of the first until recently and is co-editor of the second. Many of the citations are by himself."

Those two journals and their Editors-in-Chief are at the center of a citation scamming scandal. See this post: Christoph Drösser on impact-factor manipulation


This also awaits moderation as of this writing.


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7 comments:

  1. Point him to the arnold article
    http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/siam-columns/integrity-under-attack.pdf
    which makes the point:

    `El Naschie’s papers in CSF make 4992 citations, about 2000 of which
    are to papers published in CSF, largely his own. In 2007, of the 65
    journals in the Thomson Reuters category “Mathematics,
    Interdisciplinary Applications,” CSF was ranked number 2.'

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  2. Hahaha, since when is Elsevier a reputable publisher? Certainly pervasive, though. We all have to publish somewhere or perish, and Elsevier has amassed a tremendous amount of journals, some actually quite good before their assimilation, under their belt. Between El Naschie's journal, the boatload of fake medical journals and price gouging, Elsevier is anything but reputable. I'd like some of Richard's kool-aid.

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  3. UPDATE. Richard has allowed my comments, as you'll see if you visit the post.

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  4. but your own miserable blog software keeps accepting then deleting without explanation this attempted comment to "El Naschie's house in Surrey has been found!":

    > About the editors, Pages 613-614, CSF Volume 10, Issues 2-3 (Feb-Mar 1999):

    The above is indeed on the journal website via Elsevier as a scanned pdf of the print from over ten years ago, and since it appeared in his own journal he can't disclaim responsibility for the lies it contains, but presumably never expected to see examined. It is also instructive to compare to the 2008 document here: El-Naschie-s-CV.

    First from the 1999 version:

    > Prof. El Naschie has published some 400 papers in the fields of civil engineering, applied mechanics, applied mathematics, theoretical and applied physics.

    But this comment pointed out that he had 346 journal publications listed in Science Direct as of Apr 2010. So how did he have "some 400" in early 1999? According to Science Direct, he had under 100 total in early 1999 (already the vast majority of which in CSF, since only 23 of his ultimate 346 total were published outside of CSF). Gee, maybe some of those "some 400" in early 1999 were in Arabic and not counted in Science direct?

    His 2008 CV claims "More than 500 papers ... in www.sciencedirect.com" (giving a source makes it verifiably false) and five book publications, but only mentions the same two as in the 1999 version, that latter of which he's really editor not author since it's a CSF reprint volume.

    The 2008 document also includes various false professorships, including "Professor, DAMTP, 1991-2002", oddly enough the fiction that was already exposed years earlier.

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  5. But your own miserable blog software keeps accepting then deleting without explanation an attempted comment to "El Naschie's house in Surrey has been found!", and it doesn't depend on size. Even posting just the first paragraph says it's "published" it appears in the comments widget, but then is gone if the page is refreshed.

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  6. Damn. Not sure what to do about that. Blogspot is really bad lately. Keep trying. If you like you can email me the post and I can try.

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  7. That particular post I is the problem I bet. It has had a lot of comments, some permanently deleted and others semi-deleted (moderated and recoverable). I posted and deleted quite a few test comments there too, to test synchronization with the Recent Comments widget. The blogger software must be confused. If you have no luck, I suggest putting your comment in a different blog post.

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