Editor of scientific journal sues Nature - Press Gazette

Editor of scientific journal sues Nature

Scientific journal Nature is being sued for libel by the former editor of another science journal.

Professor Mohamed El Naschie is demanding damages from Nature and journalist Quirin Schiermeier over a story headed “Self-publishing editor set to retire”.

The story, which appeared in November 2008, was accompanied by a photo captioned “Apparent misuse of editorial privileges has sparked calls for a clearer peer-review process across journals.”

El Naschie, who was editor-in-chief of the Elsevier-owned Chaos, Solitons and Fractals journal for seventeen years, claims the story was defamatory.

According to a writ filed with the High Court by legal firm Collyer Bristow, El Naschie claims the story alleges he used his editorial privilege to self-publish numerous papers he’d written, which would not have been published elsewhere as they were of poor quality and had received no peer review.

El Naschie claims his reputation has been seriously damaged and that he has suffered considerable hurt, distress and embarrassment as a result of the article.

He claims Nature Publishing Group and Schiermeier made no proper effort to contact him or to give him a chance to respond to the serious allegations and that as a direct result of the story his service contracts with the King Saud University of Saudi Arabia were frozen, and regular invitations to lecture in the Middle East dried up.

He is claiming aggravated damages as the story remained on Nature’s website until March. He is also seeking an injunction banning repetition of the allegations at the centre of his claim.

SIGN UP HERE FOR

FUTURE OF MEDIA

Press Gazette's must-read weekly newsletter featuring interviews, data, insight and investigations.

Comments

51 thoughts on “Editor of scientific journal sues Nature”

  1. trouble is that most journalists and publishers have nary a clue about anything scientific and are thus easily fooled.

  2. Coupling constants in fractal and cantorian physics
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/...by O Zmeskal – ‎2004 – ‎Cited by 9 – ‎Related articlesLinks between inverse coupling constants of various interactions (gravitational , weak , electromagnetic and strong ) in the three-dimensional Euclidean space.
    [PDF]Theory Of Cantorian Spacetime – El Naschie
    http://www.msel-naschie.com/pdf/canto...by MS El Naschie – ‎2009 – ‎Cited by 75 – ‎Related articlesThe theory of Cantorian spacetime and high energy particle physics … quantum gravity and particle physics based on the idea that spacetime is basically a large …
    You’ve visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 26/11/14
    Thermal properties of bodies in fractal and cantorian physics …
    http://www.researchgate.net/…/23544...…
    ABSTRACT Fundamental laws describing the heat diffusion in fractal environment are discussed. It is shown that for the three-dimensional space the heat …
    WebImagesVideosNewsShoppingMoreSearch tools About …
    https://plus.google.com/…/po…Mohamed El Naschie17 Nov 2014 – The theory of Cantorian spacetime and high energy particlephysics. (an informal … Cantor sets are at the heart of modern mathematics and a particular form of.An Invitation to El Naschie’s Theory of Cantorian Space …
    http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInf...by L Marek-Crnjac – ‎2013 – ‎Cited by 11 – ‎Related articlesL. Marek-Crnjac and J. He, “An Invitation to El Naschie’s Theory of Cantorian … “The Theory of Cantorian Space-Time and High Energy Particle Physics (an …
    You’ve visited this page many times. Last visit: 29/11/14
    Quantum Entanglement as a Consequence of a Cantorian …
    http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInf...by MS El Naschie – ‎2011 – ‎Cited by 38 – ‎Related articles… of the zero measure of the underlying Cantorian-fractal spacetime geometry the notion of spatial separability in quantum physics is devoid of any meaning [7].
    You’ve visited this page 5 times. Last visit: 30/09/14
    [PDF]Quantum Gravity in Cantorian Space-Time – InTech
    http://www.intechopen.com/download/pd...15 Feb 2012 – In this respect Einstein just added some more physics to what … Einstein with M. S. El Naschie’s Cantorian like transfinite geometry was when …
    Cantorian Fractal Space-Time Fluctuations in Turbulent …
    arxiv.org › physicsby AM Selvam – ‎1999 – ‎Cited by 9 – ‎Related articles17 Dec 1999 – arXiv.org > physics > arXiv:physics/9912035 … Physics > GeneralPhysics … (or arXiv:physics/9912035v1 [physics.gen-ph] for this version) …
    Nostradamus 2014: Prediction, Modeling and Analysis of …
    books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=…
    Ivan Zelinka, ‎Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan, ‎Guanrong Chen – 2014 – ‎Science[5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [1] Beiser, A.: Perspectives of Modern Physics. … M.: Fractal–Cantorian Geometry, Hausdorff Dimension and the Fundamental Laws of Physics.

1 2 3 4 26

Comments are closed.