Sunday, October 24, 2010

My email to JNAA

I just sent this.

To Editors-in-Chief Javad Vahidi and Reza Saadati of Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and its Applications (JNAA), and the Editorial Board members, and to Research India Publications (RIP):

Dear colleagues at JNAA and RIP,

Your Web site shows Ji-Huan He to be an Editorial Board member, and M.S. El Naschie to be Honorary Chairman of JNAA.

The sad truth is that this makes JNAA and RIP look laughable. Scientists and academics all over the world read our blog and will be aware of this.

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. Also see M.S. El Naschie and Ji-Huan He catch more flak which refers to Nefarious Numbers by Arnold and Fowler.

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.

Ji-Huan He is good friends with the infamous and belligerently litigious crackpot Mohamed El Naschie. Prof. 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 and his followers such as Prof. He. Two other members of your Editorial Board, Leila Marek-Crnjac and Gerardo Iovane, are also members of the shadowy E-infinity group. None of those four are included on this email's mailing list; you can forward this to them if you like.

Fortunately for the integrity of scholarly publishing, Ji-Huan He has already been fired from quite a few editorial positions. The list keeps growing:

Ji-Huan He is a crackpot with an almost superhuman ability to insert himself into numerous 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 JNAA and RIP, it would be prudent to remove 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

Thanks to Shrink for finding this journal.

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  1. This journal seems to be dead. They published only one volume in 2008.

    In the editorial board you find Nasr Ahmed (KSA).

  2. Zahy, yes, I have confirmation it's dead. Going to do a post on it.