Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ji-Huan He loses IJNSNS!

And a lightbulb turns on!

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:

That's the background.

Now we learn that Freund, the publisher of IJNSNS, is out of business. Dead link: 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 On the other hand, Shrink notes that DU still has a page for him, albeit with outdated information.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.


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?

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  1. Ji-Huan He is still listed as one of the professors at Donghua University:

  2. Ahhh, yes he is. I guess if they had fired him they would have taken the page down. The information there is stale, though. It still has him associated with both CSF and IJNSNS.

  3. In his column he mentioned that the age of his friend is above half century. I don't think that Huan is above fifty years.

  4. Hmm... I may have to write and ask him.


    Two issues of the "new" IJNSNS have come out in 2012. Also, one in 2011 cleared out the homotopy queue. While I see only chinese authors (I wonder why westerners are uncomfortable submitting there???), the topics don't seem like (outright) quackery.


    Nine of the articles on that page look to me like they have military applications!

  7. Bogus paper in PLOS ONE
    bogus paper in PLOS ONE.

    Jafree HA, Imtiaz M, Inayatullah S, Khan FH, Nizami T (2014) A Space Efficient Flexible Pivot Selection Approach to Evaluate Determinant and Inverse of a
    Matrix. PLoS ONE 9(2): e87219. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087219

    In this article so many flaws/ error has been found and was rejected from SIAM Review (as a duplicate submission).
    Also the results methodology found are not new. Actually it is a technique for college and higher school students.

    see Abstract:
    "The choice of pivot .....reduce the error of ill conditioned system."
    Ill condition system will be well behaved if conditoned number will be multiply by the system. But I did not see it in the entire article that the so called new algorithm reduce the error and convert it in well behaved system.

    see the third sentence about dictionary method which is not a new method for solving Linear programming problem and given in a text that was published in 1983. (see Ref. [1]).

    see "These algorithms .......implemented by students"
    Actually all the authors agreed that the method is trick for student which was found it in text book (Ref. [1]).

    see last sentence the author quote the refs. [2] and [3]. But no comparision is found with so called new method.

    See Introduction:
    An interesting introduction of this paper no subject and what are they doing?
    History of devolpment that was in 17th and 18th century in Introduction. Except Ref. [2,3,7] no work was done in 100 years (a gap that filled by these authors).
    see further
    Hang LIU

  8. See Heading "Determinant of a Matrix: A brief Review"

    In this section researchers and scientist learning how a determinant evaluate: By Laplace expansion (11th grade school mathematics) and by elementry row operation given in undergraduate books (see ref. [9]).
    Moreover, an example is given in the that how we evaluate a order 3 determinat.

    See "The new method"

    You can see this not new because we can multiply/divide a number with columns/row and adding in other row/columns. The idea is the same for solving a linear programm with minimum calculation as given in the book. (Ref. [1]) and the so called dictionary notation which is the basic idea for finding inverse and determinat of matrix.

    see "Inverse of a Matrix: A brief review"

    Once again readers (scientist, engineers, mathematician etc) of this journal learning inverse of a matrix.
    The new approach which is mention in text book of linear programming by taking basic variable and slack variables. But they mention basic variable not slack variables. see page 5 of this work

    "Now basic variables are the variables whose coefficients are
    in the form of any column of identity matrix, and a basis is
    collection of all basic variables.
    Theobjective is to convert the basic variables into non-basic variables
    an vice versa by using pivot operations. Using the dictionary
    concept defined by [1] we can remove the basic columns from the
    matrix and construct the following dictionary form with basis
    and non-basis5 of this work
    -dimensional volume of parallelepiped in <m is determined
    by computing determinant [12].

    See also table 1-2: No comparisions with new refs.[2,3,7,11] which are given in references. But comparision with Gaussian method.
    -dimensional volume of parallelepiped in <m is determined
    by computing determinant [12].

    See applications
    "p-dimensional volume of ......determinant [12]." But I did not found this application in the book.
    The method which found from linear program and linear programming problem is application of this method. ( which is a joke)"

    Last section References

    Most of the refrences are bogus/error was found

    Ref. [6] no pages has mentioned

    Augustin-Louis Cauchy
    Mémoire sur les fonctions qui ne peuvent obtenir que deux valeurs égales et de signes contraires par suite des transpositions opérées entre les variables qu'elles renferment
    Document (Gallica)
    Œuvres complètes, série 2, tome 1,
    91-169 (volume)
    Journal de l'École polytechnique, XVIIe cahier, t. X, p. --; 1815
    See. Ref[10]
    bogus journal IJCT (see site of journal published a paper in 6 day)
    published year is (2011) but written (2011)
    see ref. [8] wrongly written

    Also most of these books.