Saturday, April 30, 2011

AAM Editor-in-Chief scorns El Naschie Watch

Pay attention to the use of scare quotes on my name as if I were not a real person. The latest emails are presented in chronological order, so begin at the top.

This post is a follow-up to My email to Applications and Applied Mathematics, so make sure you have read that one first.




date Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 6:41 AM
subject Re: Ji-Huan He on Editorial Board of AAM
mailed-by tu-sofia.bg


Dear Prof. Haghighi, dear Prof. Marinov,

Which is your comment of this open letter? I think the members of the Editorial board need your explanation and you must recollect them.

Sincerely,

Michail Todorov


date Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 6:55 AM
subject Re: Ji-Huan He on Editorial Board of AAM
mailed-by dsi.unimi.it


Dear All

maybe we may wait for an auditing by Proff. Haghighi and Marinov.

Best

Bruno Apolloni


date Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM
subject Re: Ji-Huan He on Editorial Board of AAM
mailed-by gmail.com


Dear Dr.s Haghighi, Marinov, Todorov, Apolloni and other members of the AAM Editorial Board,

I am relieved you are taking Dr. He's case under consideration.

Incidentally I should mention that the AAM Editorial Board page http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/1213.asp lists his affiliation as

Ji-Huan He
Modern Textile Institute
Donghua University
Shanghai, CHINA
jhhe@dhu.edu.cn

but that is no longer valid. He has moved to Soochow University. Probably he was fired.

Best regards,

Jason of El Naschie Watch
(Dr. J.A. Rush)


date Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:41 PM
subject RE: Ji-Huan He on Editorial Board of AAM
mailed-by pvamu.edu


Saturday, April 30, 2011, 3:39 pm (US Central Time)
Houston, Texas, USA

Dear Colleagues:

I am quite honored to have assembled a great Editorial Board for AAM. Currently the team of 69 colleagues in the Board are among the top researchers in the academic world related and/or affiliated with mathematics. I have been in communication with them during the past 6 years of existence of the Journal and am familiar with some of them over 40 years in the field of mathematics, statistics and computer science, as a colleague and/or friend.

With all due respect, I am not familiar with any of the names: "Jason", "Jason Rush", "Dr. J. A. Rush" and "El Naschie Watch". With vast variety of applications of electronic technology these days, anyone (as known or unknown) can write and disseminate anything throughout the world through the Internet, "Facebooks" and "Blogs". There are even blogs that the person whose name appear as the owner is not familiar with its existence. It may be extremely difficult, time consuming and expensive to verify truth and factuality of the contents, as well as integrity, intention and honesty of the authors and disseminators of such writings.

If one were to respond to each piece out on blogs, where would it stop? As an example, those of you familiar with so much talk about citizenship of the President of the United States, Barak Obama, in the media, it took 2 years of resistance of the White House until the President ended "silliness" of doubters by unveiling his birth certificate. As another example, again for those of you familiar with news in the United States, since the use of DNA in the US legal system, tens of persons in jails have been freed after 2 to 3 decades due to proven to be innocents and false convictions.

Furthermore, academic disputes, such as the one "Jason" is raising, should be privately discussed among authors and the Editor-in-Chief rather than be publically announced. This type of announcements have legal, professional and ethical implications and consequences.

This communiqué is my first reaction to the announcement by "Jason Rush". I have not communication with "Jason" and will not do so regardless of truth or falsity of the claims and contents of the open letter. I will, however, do whatever is necessary to protect the integrity, privacy, professionalism and fairness of the individual Board members and the AAM Journal. Therefore, I ask everyone please do not rush to judgment and sit tight. Although it may take quite while, I will inform you of my findings, if I decide it is necessary.

In case you want to comment on this subject, please write only to me rather than to all. We should not fill people's mail boxes and have an open discussion on individuals who may have no desire to do so.

Best regards,
Haghighi

Aliakbar Montazer Haghighi, Ph. D.
Professor and Head of Department of Mathematics
Prairie View A&M University
P. O. Box 519, Mail Stop 2225
Prairie View, Texas 77446-0519
Tel: (936) 261-1970, Fax: (936) 261-2088
E-mail: amhaghighi@pvamu.edu
Web: http://pvamu.edu/pages/385.asp

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AAM, An International Journal: http://www.pvamu.edu/aam




This is not auspicious. I don't care if he doesn't believe me, or believe that I'm real. As I said in my original email, "Don't take my word for all this. Conduct your own investigation."

The dismissive tone toward bloggers is not encouraging, and this statement is frankly outrageous:

Although it may take quite while, I will inform you of my findings, if I decide it is necessary.

Prof. Haghighi may decide it's unnecessary to communicate his findings to the Editorial Board? If I were on the Editorial Board I would not accept that.

I hope Prof. Haghighi believes SIAM president Prof. Douglas N. Arnold is a real person.

If Prof. Haghighi asks for my qualifications I will provide them. But since he says

I have not communication with "Jason" and will not do so regardless of truth or falsity of the claims and contents of the open letter.

it seems he isn't interested.


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10 comments:

  1. Prof. Haghighi, please inform Douglas N. Arnold, the president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), who wrote two articles about gaming the IF by Ji-Huan He through his IJNSNS, that he should raise "academic disputes" in the way you suggested. :D

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  2. Yes. Fresh air and sunlight are the best disinfectant. When Editors-in-Chief work behind closed doors, accountable to no one, you get CSF and IJNSNS. It's a shame Haghighi wants to follow that example.

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  3. I don't know about you guys, but I am certainly unaware of said "Douglas Arnold" supposed former "president" of the supposed "SIAM". Also, this rag supposedly called the "Notices of the AMS" could be a mere self-publication meant to slander the honorable and great J.-H. He, inventor of all that is true and sacred in modern nonlinear mathematics. [end sarcasm]

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  4. Thx, Anonymous, for the correction: Douglas is indeed the former president of SIAM. :)

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  5. I didn't know that!

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  6. He was the president until the end of 2010: a footnote in "Nefarious Numbers" reflects this fact also.

    BTW: It's a pity that some "top researchers in the academic world related and/or affiliated with mathematics" are in the Editorial Board of AAM, a journal, which is not indexed in 2011 SCI-Expanded. But - of course - who cares about IF, a measure, which is so easily manipulated and not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a journal.

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  7. Wow!
    He has the longest CV I've ever seen - 27 pages.

    http://www.pvamu.edu/Include/Math/Haghighi%20Vita%20Current%2002-08-10.pdf


    Also:

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    MR0874652 (88f:60167)
    Montazer-Haghighi, A.
    An M/M/2/∞ queueing system with feedback.
    Bull. Iranian Math. Soc. 13 (1986), no. 1-2, 11–27.
    60K25 (90B22)

    This is a routine analysis of a straightforward problem, namely, system time statistics for an M/M/2 system where completed services may re-enter the system. The presentation is marred by numerous misprints and lack of reference to previous analyses of the problem.

    Reviewed by Brian Conolly

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    Another example:


    MR0862555 (87m:60217)
    Montazer-Haghighi, A.(IR-SHBH-S); Medhi, J.; Mohanty, S. G.(3-MMAS)
    On a multiserver Markovian queueing system with balking and reneging.
    Comput. Oper. Res. 13 (1986), no. 4, 421–425.
    60K25 (90B22)

    For a minor variant of the M/M/c queue, where customers arriving to find all servers busy may balk with constant probability p and may renege if service does not commence within an exponentially distributed time interval, some elementary results are derived by routine arguments.

    Reviewed by V. Ramaswami

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    Disclaimer: it is probably unfair to judge people by a few negative MathSciNet reviews; some reviewers are just plain snarky. And some of Prof. Haghighi's more recent (joint) work was reviewed in a more neutral voice.
    Nevertheless...

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  8. I still don't understand how He could get into so many editorial boards. Does he approach these journals, or what? Does he offer something to editors-in-chief? Why is he invited to editorial boards? Even if he was a respectable researcher, it is beyond me how could he end up in 50 different journals...and why is it good for him? It just doesn't make any sense.

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  9. Haghighi might act all high and mighty, but he knows very well about J.-H. He's questionable tactics. Perhaps Haghighi was hoping to learn the way to IF fraud from J.-H. He, but now "Douglas Arnold" and "Jason" have ruined his ambitions? Below is an interesting exchange.



    Subject: RE: Prof. Ji-Huan He Journals
    Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 21:41:59 -0500
    From: Haghighi,Aliakbar
    To: [redacted]

    Dear Professor Wazwaz:

    I am sorry to be informed of such an un-ethical act. I hope whoever has done such an act notices that a journal does not receive respect just of names of editorial board such as you, but the quality of papers publish as well.

    I wish you well. You are an honor in our mathematical profession.
    Best regards,
    Haghighi

    Aliakbar Montazer Haghighi, Ph. D.
    Professor and Head of Department of Mathematics
    Prairie View A&M University
    P. O. Box 519, Mail Stop 2225
    Prairie View, Texas 77446-0519
    Tel: (936) 261-1970, Fax: (936) 261-2088
    E-mail: amhaghighi@pvamu.edu
    Web: http://pvamu.edu/pages/385.asp

    Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AAM, An International Journal: http://www.pvamu.edu/aam

    From: Wazwaz, Abdul-Majid [mailto:wazwaz@sxu.edu]
    Sent: Thu 21-Oct-10 7:15 PM
    To: [redacted]

    Dear All,

    I received by e-mail the cover of a journal titled:

    Progress in Nonlinear Science

    where my name was listed as one of the editors in chief for this journal. I was really shocked and did not even
    know that my name was used in the eidtorial board of this journal withou even consulting with me.

    However, I sent an e-mail to Prof. He informing him that I step down from the first two of his journals. I like to inform you all that I have no relation of any kind with all journals that Prof. He publishes. Using my name without a written approval from me is illegal.

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    Respectfully,
    Abdul-Majid Wazwaz, Professor
    Associate Editor/ Applied Mathematics and Computation
    Department of Mathematics
    Saint Xavier University
    Chicago,IL 60655



    Web: http://web.sxu.edu/aw1/

    For my Book Partial Differential Equations and Solitary Waves Theory, please visit:
    http://www.springer.com/978-3-642-00250-2
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