This is the email revealing He's ethical lapse:
From: Wazwaz, Abdul-Majid [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thu 21-Oct-10 7:15 PM
I received by e-mail the cover of a journal titled:
Progress in Nonlinear Science [Editor-in-Chief Ji-Huan He]
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.
Abdul-Majid Wazwaz, Professor
Associate Editor/ Applied Mathematics and Computation
Department of Mathematics
Saint Xavier University
For my Book Partial Differential Equations and Solitary Waves Theory, please visit:
By the way, putting people on editorial boards without their permission seems to be a habit with Ji-Huan He. Prof. Robert S. Mackay at Warwick University told us regarding the journal IJNSNS of which He was Editor-in-Chief before he was fired,
The next I knew, I was a Co-Editor, along with one other. I don't think I had offered to do that but I decided not to object, as the project looked worthwhile.
Here is Haghighi's reaction to the revelation that Ji-Huan He appointed Wazwaz without permission:
Subject: RE: Prof. Ji-Huan He Journals
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 21:41:59 -0500
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.
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
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of AAM, An International Journal: http://www.pvamu.edu/aam
Haghighi is only pretending not to believe El Naschie Watch. He knows Ji-Huan He is a crook, and he's happy to have him on the Editorial Board anyway.