Each of the undersigned has been serving on either the Editorial Board or the Advisory Board of the Journal of Algebraic Statistics, at the request of its Editor, Sonja Petrovic.
It has come to our attention that Eyup Cetin and certain colleagues, through a for-profit company called New York Business Global, LLC, have asserted ownership of the Journal and purported to fire Ms. Petrovic. It has also come to our attention that the company has listed our names on its website as serving on the Journal's Editorial and Advisory Boards, implicitly under the company's auspices.
We do not consider New York Business Global or its owners to be the owners or publishers of the Journal. Contrary to statements on websites operated by New York Business Global, no issue of Journal of Algebraic Statistics was ever published by that company. It had no influence on or control over any aspect of the compilation, production, or publication of any issue of the Journal of Algebraic Statistics. We wish to have no association, public or private, with the company or any of its owners.
We therefore demand the removal all of our names from any purported listing of the Editorial and Advisory Boards on websites operated by New York Business Global. Failure to do so will constitute unauthorized commercial exploitation of our names and identities, in violation of our legal rights of publicity.