So I am pleased to have received an email from Shawn Halayka according to which El Naschie has finally managed to publish what seems to be a peer-reviewed paper in a real journal! Here's the issue: JQIS Volume 01, Number 02 (September 2011) .
The revision history suggests it was actually peer-reviewed. "Received June 20, 2011; revised July 18, 2011; accepted August 2, 2011"
But wait a minute. All is not what it seems.
Let us start with the least damning criticism, which is that it isn't a very good paper. I'm not a physicist and even I can see that. Physicists can give their opinions in the comments if they like.
The same issue contains what look like dodgy papers by other authors too.
- Shiro Ishikawa, A New Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
- He-Zhou Wang, He-Xiang He, Jie Feng, Xiao-Dong Chen et al., The Actual Nature of Light (I) Reveal the Mystery about the Actual Nature of Light from Newton, Einstein to the Recent Mistakes
- Raoul Charreton, Revisions of the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Suggested by Properties of Random Walk
But these are not the real problems.
The real problem is that this ostensibly "new" paper differs hardly at all from another of his papers, The fractal geometrical origin of quantum mechanics from Hardy's quantum entanglement, which we wrote about in El Naschie's recent reprint is a fake. Go read that post now if you are not familiar with it.
It is not acceptable to publish the same paper in different journals. El Naschie is plagiarizing himself. This is scandalous behavior even for him. Ironically, his only defense is to admit that the earlier reprint is indeed fake.