In the comments, a reader pointed out English libel reform to bring peer-review protection. Also on the Nature.com website, in the same vein, there has appeared Honest opinions: Proposals for a UK law on defamation highlight the power of scientific protest. They say
Nature officially backed the [English libel reform] campaign, and, as this issue went to press, still awaits the verdict of a libel suit brought against this journal by Egyptian researcher Mohamed El Naschie.
It would have been more accurate to call him "Egyptian pseudoscientist Mohamed El Naschie".