This post is based on the comments from Shrink et al. in Latest from the Spanish science blogosphere.
International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (IJNSNS) is number 11 in our master list of Ji-Huan He's editorial positions. To Ji-Huan He, it was his most important journal. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief, just as El Naschie was for Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (CSF) before Elsevier fired him and all the rest of the editors.
We never even bothered writing to IJNSNS or the publisher Freund because the possibility of removing He from his position seemed remote.
CSF and IJNSNS were the poster children for citation scamming. The worst of the worst. Douglas N. Arnold took the two of them to task for it.
Posts about Douglas N. Arnold:
- Final version of the Arnold and Fowler article
- SIAM president attacks El Naschie and Ji-Huan He!
- Translations of the Douglas N. Arnold piece
- M.S. El Naschie and Ji-Huan He catch more flak
- Douglas N. Arnold at WCRI 2010, Singapore
That's the background.
Now we learn that Freund, the publisher of IJNSNS, is out of business. Dead link: http://www.freundpublishing.com. They have sold IJNSNS to De Gruyter (German or Google's English) along with various other journals. If that were all that had happened, it would be OK for Ji-Huan He; in fact it would be a step up, because De Gruyter is a better publisher. But unfortunately for Fractal Wool Man, De Gruyter decided to fire him!
For the time being Ji-Huan He maintains the old website for IJNSNS. But it is no longer relevant. De Gruyter's IJNSNS website says clearly "Previously published by Freund Publishing House Ltd." and as we shall see below, Ji-Huan He is no longer the Editor-in-Chief.
This turn of events makes it more likely that Donghua University has fired Ji-Huan He, but we do not have confirmation of that. On the other hand, Shrink notes that DU still has a page for him, albeit with outdated information. Probably DU has not fired him.
A LIGHTBULB TURNS ON
In two recent posts
El Naschie, in his Rosa Al-Youssef column, made remarks about a "friend" and about "scientific theft" that completely mystified me and Zahy. If I understand correctly, here's what El Naschie was talking about.
The "friend" is Ji-Huan He.
The publisher El Naschie disapproves of is De Gruyter.
The "scientific thief" is Ji-Huan He's replacement as Editor-in-Chief, Krishnaswamy Nandakumar.
Zahy, what do you think?