Monday, January 3, 2011

Kudryashov, Elsevier, Wazwaz and CNSNS

A reader commented about an article in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (CNSNS) concerning the work of Dr. Abdul-Majid Wazwaz, managing editor of the apparently defunct International Journal of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Simulation (IJCMNS). El Naschie Watch wrote to Wazwaz in connection with the campaign to remove Ji-Huan He from editorial posts. The article, by Nikolay A. Kudryashov, is a lovely debunking in the tradition of Francisco M. Fernández.


Here's what our reader said:

To follow on an earlier comment about Wazwaz, see this:

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Since this paper is related to the discussion of Elsevier scam journals (and opaquely to J.-H. He), I've uploaded the paper here (its bibliography is very educational): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UPG8H620 [identical to the one embedded above]

CNSNS is the new C,S&F just without the fractal spacetime bullshit. Is it a coincidence that CNSNS was started in China, then bought by Elsevier, and its moniker is 2 letters away from the infamous IJNSNS? [The infamousness is due to the El Naschie/He mutual citation scam which turned IJNSNS and CSF into the highest Impact Factor math journals in the world, or close to it.]

It is discouraging to see the efforts Kudryashov has put into educating the Genghis Khan-like hordes who publish these useless and wrong works by the dozen, and yet so little change has occurred. I guess the only way to get Elsevier journals to change is to have Nature write an editorial and call Elsevier's corporate VPs for comment...

Per Zahy's comment below, here are the seventeen papers of A.M. Wazwaz in CSF. In these two he mentioned Ji-Huan He. His paper A study on linear and nonlinear Schrodinger equations by the variational iteration method says in the abstract

In this work, we introduce a framework to obtain exact solutions to linear and nonlinear Schrodinger equations. The [Ji-Huan] He’s variational iteration method (VIM) is used for analytic treatment of these equations.

Here are two CSF papers Wazwaz co-authored with M.A. Helal of Cairo University. In FQXi El Naschie discussion archive part one a commenter called "rank one" laughed derisively at section 4 of this paper:

Tsunamis from nature to physics
M.A. Helal, M.S. Mehanna
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Cairo, Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Chaos, Solitons and Fractals vol 36 (2008) pp 787–796
Communicated by Prof. Ji-Huan He

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12 comments:

  1. Wazwaz A. M. has published about 17 papers in Chaos, and it seems he didn't cite the great man
    according to Google Schoolar.

    However, it is interesting that he cited Huan He and he had a paper about Huan's method in solving nonlinear differential equation
    Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
    Volume 37, Issue 4, August 2008, Pages 1136-1142
    A study on linear and nonlinear Schrodinger equations by the variational iteration method
    Accepted 11 October 2006.
    Communicated by Prof. Ji-Huan He.
    Available online 21 November 2006.
    *************************************
    Abstract
    In this work, we introduce a framework to obtain exact solutions to linear and nonlinear Schrodinger equations. The He’s variational iteration method (VIM) is used for analytic treatment of these equations. Numerical examples are tested to show the pertinent features of this method.

    Wazwaz has coauthored a paper with A. Helal.
    The readers of this blog may remember M. A. Helal with his comic paper
    Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
    Volume 36, Issue 4, May 2008, Pages 787-796
    Tsunamis from nature to physics
    the paper has the fantastic conclusion
    %%%%%
    Not all major earthquakes cause tsunami,however many of them do.If the quake is located near or directly under the ocean,the probability of a tsunami increases. Tsunami can occur at any time,day or night.They can travel up rivers and streams connected to oceans. A small
    tsunami at one beach can be a giant one few miles away. Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami because when you can see the wave you are too close to escape. Tsunami can move much faster than a person can run!

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  2. Hi Zahy, your comment above was stuck in the spam filter and I had to un-stick it. I am studying it now.

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  3. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Wednesday, January 5. Shot down the citizenship of those. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    El Naschie begins by giving a pro forma approval of the right to criticize the government. Having gotten that out of the way, he suggests that anyone who attacks the basic foundations of the political system, or religion, is treasonous; and that those who do so through foreign media outlets deserve to have their Egyptian citizenship revoked. He is particularly condemnatory of those who work for the benefit of foreign countries. As usual he slobbers on Hosni Mubarak:

    When I learned from the «Wiki Leak» (the truth is I knew before that, but I just confirmed) that the Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak refused to consider the tempting offers that came to Egypt at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union for the sale of nuclear weapons, it increased my respect, appreciation and love for him, because Mr. President once again demonstrated sensibility and sober resolution and clarity of policy, which is the basic character of the leaders of Egypt.

    He has unpleasant things to say about his British hosts:

    Compare that to the lying British and American propaganda, and slag Israeli policy...

    He insults the British pretty frequently. The British are very tolerant of course, but it might be a worthwhile to collect all the instances into one document and send it to his neighbors in Towngate.

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  4. Wow, the tsunami paper is almost as "good" as He's fatalness of virus or He's Hilbert cube. What a farce.

    By the way, I think "I guess the only way to get Elsevier journals to change is to have Nature write an editorial and call Elsevier's corporate VPs for comment..." refers to Schiermeier's Nature article in which he asked the Elsevier VP for corporate relations for comment. I could not find the article in the archives here. Nature has erased every trace it ever existed due to The Great Man's lawsuit. If you need to grab it for safekeeping, I found here : http://ce.sharif.edu/~ghodsi/PaP/nature2.pdf ... sharif.edu that's pretty much as safe from El Naschie's tentacles as something could be!

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  5. Fatalness of virus is my favorite Ji-Huan He paper, but some people prefer Hierarchy of wool fibers and its interpretation using E-infinity theory. :) I do have that Nature article that they scrubbed, and the full text is in this post: Fight! El Naschie's response through a spokesman is there too.

    I think you are right about the genesis of "I guess the only way to get Elsevier journals to change".

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  6. There are two fantastic papers for Huan applying E-infinity in biology and in turn to liver, heart, kidney and so on.

    Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
    Volume 28, Issue 2, April 2006, Pages 285-289
    Application of E-infinity theory to biology
    The paper can be found here
    http://works.bepress.com/ji_huan_he/


    Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
    Volume 27, Issue 4, February 2006, Pages 1108-1114
    A novel model for allometric scaling laws for different organs

    E-infinity theory plays a major role in these two papers.

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  7. Here's Zahy's link enabled: http://works.bepress.com/ji_huan_he/. Also, newcomers to El Naschie Watch may want to read What about Ji-Huan He's work? which got a lot of reader comments.

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  8. In one of the most recent Brief Review Article for Huan in
    Nonl. Sci. Lett. A, Vol. 1, No.1, 1-30, 2010,
    please note that He is editor in Chief of this journal.

    The Variational Iteration Method Which Should Be Followed

    You will find this interesting biographical note

    Biographical Notes: J. H. He is a Professor at Donghua University. He has published more than 100 articles in ISI-listed journals, the total citation is more than 6,800 and H-index is 39. He is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation. His current research interest mainly covers in nonlinear science, textile engineering, nanotechnology, and biology.
    http://works.bepress.com/ji_huan_he/

    I think the Asian Academic Publisher should change their title group journals from Nonlinear science to Nonsensical Science.
    http://www.nonlinearscience.com/
    http://www.nonlinearscience.com/journal_list.php

    It seems that there are many bad chapters of nonlinear science and they will never end.
    In this collection of Nonsensical science,
    J. Huan He is the editor in chief of
    Nonlinear Science Letters A
    Nonlinear Science Letters B
    Nonlinear Science Letters C
    Progress in Nonlinear Science

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  9. Hi Zahy, your comment above was stuck in the spam filter, sorry.

    http://works.bepress.com/ji_huan_he/
    http://www.nonlinearscience.com/
    http://www.nonlinearscience.com/journal_list.php

    Asian Academic Publisher is useful to Ji-Huan He. They'll publish anything. Their main interest is in collecting publication fees from the authors or their institutions.

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  10. Speaking of Elsevier's inherently dishonest nature, here's something unrelated but interesting that I think is worth sharing:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://photoq.nl/articles/columns/top-die-foto/2011/02/05/uitkeringstrekker/&ei=UqFOTbmXIYP78AaHvYXpDg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://photoq.nl/articles/columns/top-die-foto/2011/02/05/uitkeringstrekker/%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DAmk%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Divns

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