posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 06:57 PM
Originally posted by mmiichael
Jones has not published in genuine peer reviews for the obvious reason. His research methods are not acceptable.
That's incorrect. Unlike NIST's work, the paper appears to have been subject to rigorous
As jprophet420 commented, "ad hominem doesn't fly big here". ATS members recognize when the weight of attack is against the messenger, not the
Nevertheless, in my view it's regrettable (but understandable) that
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11
World Trade Center Catastrophe
was published in Bentham Science Publishers Open Chemical Physics Journal.
Regrettable - because the recruiting methods Bentham employed for their online open access venture have tarnished a previously good reputation.
Understandable - because most publications, especially peer-review science journals, recognize that real 9/11 science is political poison.
This publication, as you mentioned, resulted in the resignation of the journal's editor in chief, Marie Paule Pileni. According to Danish science
news service, videnskab.dk, she claimed, “I cannot accept that this topic is published in my journal. The article has nothing to do with physical
chemistry or chemical physics, and I could well believe that there is a political viewpoint behind its publication. If anyone had asked me, I would
say that the article should never have been published in this journal. Period.”
Notably she went on to say that the journal whose editorship she had been leading was "a bad journal" and that "because the topic lies outside her
field of expertise, she cannot judge whether the article in itself is good or bad."
That last statement is particularly curious when we study her CV:
1990-1994: Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs, SNPE, France (Literally: National Society of Powders and Explosives)"
2001: Laboratoire des matériaux mésoscopiques et nanomètriques, LM2N.
1992-2000: Structure et réactivité des systèmes interfaciaux, SRI. (Literally: Structure and reactivity of interfacial systems)
1990-1992: Chairperson on workshops related to the French Defense research.
1989-1992: Consultant at the Minister of Recherche concerning the National Defense
1989: Member of the “Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Européenne”. [Institute for Advanced Studies for European Defense]
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Journal of experimental nanosciences, Publisher Taylor&Francis.
2006: Accounts of Chemical Research, American Chemical Society.
2002: Journal of Physical Chemistry, Board member, American Chemical Society.
[edit on 3-6-2009 by EvilAxis]