Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ji-Huan He's IF shenanigans noted

Shrink directs our attention to Measurement error by Richard Sear, concerning Impact Factor (IF). Sear tells an amusing anecdote I hadn't heard about the journal Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica trolling the company that does the IF. And he mentions Fractal Wool Man:

Possibly a bit more dubious is a journal called the International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (IJNSNS). In 2008 this had the highest impact factor in its field at 8.9, according to a fun article that looked at this by Arnold and Fowler. They looked at where the citations came from that boosted this factor. First off, the guy who cited the journal more than anyone was the journal’s editor, Prof. Ji-Huan He. Hmm.

Also, a special issue of another journal referenced papers in this journal a whopping 294 times. The editor of that special issue was one Prof Ji-Huan He. Hmm again. Another special issue of a third journal cited the journal 206 times. I probably don’t need to tell you who was guest editor of that issue, as you have probably guessed.

Surrey is where Mohamed El Naschie lives, so it's too bad his name didn't make it into the blog post. He was a co-conspirator with Ji-Huan He, and he was also mentioned in the Arnold and Fowler article that Sear linked to.

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