We have looked into the allegations of the blog. Indeed it appears the articles contain phrases that are identical to those in other articles. The phrases are long enough that this could not have happened by accident. There does not appear to be plagiarism of scientific results.
Copying phrases is not an acceptable behavior. However, at the time the articles were published, IJMPD did not have clear guidelines for authors on this matter.
As a consequence we have decided to take the following steps:
a) A set of ethical guidelines is now in place. They are available in the journal's website and an editorial will announce their existence in the next issue of the journal.
b) The author will be notified that complaints were received about the papers and will be pointed to the guidelines for potential future submissions.
El-Nabulsi is famous to El Naschie Watch readers for his nonsense papers, his ill-disguised plagiarism, and for his habit of gratuitously citing Mohamed El Naschie.
Posts about Besnard and El-Nabulsi:
- Besnard hears from IJMPD on El-Nabulsi case
- From El-Nabulsi, seven CSF papers of note
- Besnard gets five replies from thirteen journals
- Fabien Besnard on Ahmad Rami El-Nabulsi