D.D. Guttenplan lifted our story without attribution
This is regarding your November 14 article Questionable Science Behind Academic Rankings.
Why did you not cite El Naschie Watch? I'm sorry, but "soon identified on various blogs as Mohamed El Naschie" does not cut it. It's obvious you used us as a primary source.
You cite University Ranking Watch, the blog of Richard Holmes. He learned of the El Naschie citation scam from us. After tracing the problem to the "subsubdiscipline" level, Holmes stopped -- just short of fingering El Naschie. We were the ones who did that. We ourselves learned of it in a private email from a math professor in England. El Naschie Watch broke this story and has been covering it in numerous posts for a long time, as you well know:
- Alexandria University exults in 147th place ranking
- The Alexandria University saga continues
- Is University Ranking Watch afraid of El Naschie?
- El Naschie gets undeserved benefit of the doubt
- My email to Alexandria University
- Irony lost on Utrecht University Debate Platform
- Caltech, MIT, Princeton, Alexandria University
- U of Alberta President on U of Alexandria ranking
- Comments on Phil Baty's THE article
- University Ranking Watch invites debate
- El Naschie on Alexandria University's THE rank
- El Naschie disses Times Higher Education
You know it because you stole the story from us. We want an acknowledgment and an apology.
Posts about D.D. Guttenplan:
- El Naschie makes the New York Times
- Email to D.D. Guttenplan and the New York Times
- Guttenplan fires back
- A short response to D.D. Guttenplan
- El Naschie on D.D. Guttenplan (part 1)
- El Naschie on D.D. Guttenplan (part 2)
- Guttenplan to try harder
- The D.D. Guttenplan piece in Arabic
- In Athens, El Naschie's the talk of the town