Sunday, October 17, 2010

Articles in press!

Have a look at the first eleven articles of the post-El Naschie era.

Any observations about the authors, quality of papers, subject matter, etc.? I notice that Global bifurcations in a piecewise-smooth Cournot duopoly game has Tönu Puu as an author. He was a member of the old editorial board before Elsevier fired everyone.

The articles have not been assigned volume and page numbers, at least not yet.

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  1. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Tuesday, October 19. Search for meaning. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    El Naschie muses philosophically about what the color blue means. He is flying from Shanghai to London and will use the twelve hours to summarize the most important scientific points he's made in his last few columns.

  2. Jason,
    New activity in

  3. Wow, you are observant! Thank you. I will have a look.

  4. I am not an expert, but a quick glance at the abstracts shows that they ring truer to "proper math(s), pure or applied", than the crud which I and others have despaired of. That doesn't mean to say I can tell if the papers are correct or noteworthy; just that most of them *sound* OK to me.

  5. Thanks Yemon -- I agree.

  6. Indeed, these article titles & abstracts sound above average for what was appearing in that journal 2 years ago. However, why would any self-respecting scientist volunteer to be on this tainted and shamed journal's board, much less throw his or her hard work into that black hole? There is no shortage of respectable publications on this topic (e.g., AIP's CHAOS, Springer's J. Nonlinear Sci., etc). Perhaps these articles are after all so subpar they would never fly in a proper nonlinear dynamics journal?

  7. The articles could be subpar, or the authors might not know the history of CSF (hard to imagine), or the new editors Grigolini and Courbage could have begged friends and colleagues for submissions. I would like to know exactly when each was received by the journal. Maybe that info will appear when they move from "in press" to "published".

  8. If you click the title of an article, it takes you to the article page, where you can see when it was received at CSF and when it was accepted. It would appear most were submitted starting April 2010.

  9. OK, thank you. On 16 March the editorial board was fired and replaced. The papers in this issue were received on these dates:

    25 March
    29 March
    31 March
    31 March
    12 April
    16 April
    17 April
    20 April
    1 June
    7 June
    30 June

    Those March submitters must have been anxiously waiting for the submission green light.