Saturday, July 2, 2011

CSF and IJNSNS citations trend downward

Shrink kindly directs our attention to Francis the Mule's June 28 story on Journal of Citation Reports, 2010 edition. Original Spanish or Google's English translation.

Since Editors-in-Chief Mohamed El Naschie lost Chaos Solitons and Fractals (CSF) and Ji-Huan He lost International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (IJNSNS), thwarting their impact factor scam, those journals' impact factors have returned to more realistic levels.

Francis remarks

Por cierto, yo ya estoy pensando en enviar algún artículo a estas revistas ahora que los editores principales parecen más honestos (científicamente hablando, claro).

By the way, I'm already thinking of sending an article to these magazines now that the principal editors seem more honest (scientifically speaking, of course).

What a forgiving fellow!

Translate English to Arabic
محمد النشائى El Naschie Watch محمد النشائي El Naschie News محمد النشائى محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائى


  1. CSF retracts a duplicate paper from the El Naschie days:

    I hope that while they're cleaning out the back-catalog they also retract a few 100 bullshit El Naschie & He articles.


    Interesting. But I don't see any explanation for the retraction. You say it was a duplicate paper? Published elsewhere?

  3. Sorry, Elsevier likes to hid retractions behind the pay-wall. Here is the text for those without access:

    This article has been retracted at the request of the Editors-in-Chief.
    Reason: “This article has been retracted to straighten the academic record. It has come to light that, due to an administrative error, this article was published although there is a significant overlap with an article that had already appeared in the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, vol. 25, pp. 24–33, 2005 (doi:10.2316/Journal.205.2005.1.205-4161). Apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process”.

  4. Administrative error. OK, I'll buy that.