One of the World’s Most Prolific Scholars: Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din

Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din

Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din

One of the world’s most prolific contemporary researchers is Dr. Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din, a professor of mathematics at HITEC University in Taxila, Pakistan.

His website claims he has more than 350 publications. A Google Scholar search appears to confirm this. Additionally, he is the editor of at least a dozen scholarly journals, though some are only marginally related to his field.

Most of the journals he edits are published by IDOSI, the International Digital Organization for Scientific Organization, based in Dubai, UAE.  This publisher is among those on my list of predatory open-access publishers.

Interestingly, each of the IDOSI’s journals lists about a half dozen Editors-in-Chief, so Dr. Mohyud-Din shares this supposedly singular position with others on each journal.

A recent article published in the Pakistani newspaper The News on Sunday described Dr. Mohyud-Din without naming him. The article said,

 Do you know we have a mathematician in Pakistan who has around 200 research articles to his credit? All written and published in the span of the last three and half years, almost one research paper a week. He is also editor-in-chief of more than a dozen research journals. He is the head of the Mathematics department at a university in Taxila. He is a young man (judging by his photograph on his website), and if he continues writing research papers at the same speed, he will soon be a world record holder.

An article in the March 24, 2012 Pakistani newspaper The Nation confirms that Dr. Mohyud-Din was among the winners of the 2012 President’s Pride of Performance Award. The award was conferred to him by the Governor of Punjab in the name of Pakistan’s President.

Some of Dr Mohyud-Din’s work has appeared in the International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, a scholarly journal with an impact factor of 5.099, according to its website. However, an online article suggests that the high impact factor, the highest among journals in that field, was the result of citation fraud.  He’s also had articles published in Elsevier, Springer, and Hindawi journals.

His Ph. D. thesis, Variational Iteration Techniques for Solving Boundary Value Problem, was presented to the Department Of Mathematics, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, in 2010.

One anonymous article calls Dr. Mohyud-Din’s research “absolute[ly] horrendous.”

If you search “Mohyud-Din” in Google Scholar, you get a sense of how amazingly prolific this scholar really is. I am certain that if somebody in my country had such a publication record, he or she would be quite famous.

It will be interesting to follow the career of this young and prolific mathematician.

9 Responses to One of the World’s Most Prolific Scholars: Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din

  1. zeeshan khan says:

    really he is a very great scholar and also a very very great person, he tought us “partial differential equations” last year. we should be proud of such people :)

  2. Asif says:

    Dr Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din met an almost fatal accident in 2006 where he had more than hundred fractures. He got all his bone fractured except the left arm and the back bone. He remained hospitalized for more than two years (still he can not walk properly and walks with the help of a multi-prong stick). After partial recovery (though, still he was totally bed ridden), he re-started his work in the hospital and produced unprecedented results. It is to be highlighted that he could not sleep for days because of multiple fractures/pain and after getting injected very heavy pain killers he used to work for days (without any interruption/break). God is very kind and helped him in getting out of this trauma—this is really commendable, a person with almost all bones fractured/undergoing more than hundred major surgeries and still so motivated to produce such un-matched results(most of his research work is during his stay in the hospital while he was totally bed ridden). The people who criticizes him must realize that how much motivated he is; and how much time he spends on research. Being a student, whenever I go to his office I always find him working on his computer and guiding his students. He is always the first to arrive and last to leave from the university. A very very kind hearted person, soft spoken, extremely humble and full of knowledge. I wish that the people who are criticizing must interact with his students and than they will get to know the actual situation. A great person with extraordinary good communication skills who works for more than 20 hours a day (and mostly with the help of pain killers) should be appreciated.

    Asif

  3. Asif says:

    Dr Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din met an almost fatal accident in 2006 where he had more than hundred fractures. He got all his bone fractured except the left arm and the back bone. He remained hospitalized for more than two years (still he can not walk properly and walks with the help of a multi-prong stick). After partial recovery (though, still he was totally bed ridden), he re-started his work in the hospital and produced unprecedented results. It is to be highlighted that he could not sleep for days because of multiple fractures/pain and after getting injected very heavy pain killers he used to work for days (without any interruption/break). God is very kind and helped him in getting out of this trauma—this is really commendable, a person with almost all bones fractured/undergoing more than hundred major surgeries and still so motivated to produce such un-matched results(most of his research work is during his stay in the hospital while he was totally bed ridden). The people who criticizes him must realize that how much motivated he is; and how much time he spends on research. Being a student, whenever I go to his office I always find him working on his computer and guiding his students. He is always the first to arrive and last to leave from the university. A very very kind hearted person, soft spoken, extremely humble and full of knowledge. I wish that the people who are criticizing must interact with his students and than they will get to know the actual situation. A great person with extraordinary good communication skills who works for more than 20 hours a day (and mostly with the help of pain killers) should be appreciated.

    Asif

  4. Guido says:

    Apparently Dr. Mohyud-Din is collaborating closely with Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Noor, who also supervised his PhD. For some critical remarks about Prof. Noor’s prolific output, see the comments to the following post on the blog El Naschie Watch: http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.nl/2010/07/somethings-going-on-at-amis.html.

  5. Thanks for your article on this. I had to write a “critical review” on a paper entitled ‘Screening of Micrococcus sp. from Oil Contaminated Soil with Reference to Bioremediation’ that was published in the International Digital Organization for Scientific Information. I couldn’t believe how poorly written the paper was, and was pointed to your article in Nature News on predatory publishers – which led me here. Thanks again!

    • Asif says:

      There are number of other Editors/EiC of the same journal and may be the article could be handled by some body else. Moreover, no individual can decide the quality of the paper.

  6. Hamid says:

    Dr.Tauseef is a great researcher who now had about 400 research papers.He got best research paper award from HEC.He is teachung us a subject”Diffrential Equations.

  7. Asif says:

    I totally agree with Hamid, I wish the people who criticize can witness his knowledge his knowledge in the class. Communication skills with full command over the subject and quoting the most latest work, pleasing attitude, extraordinary humble are the few of the positive features of his teaching

  8. i am a very lucky person because i am the student of Dr. Tauseef the great Mathematician as well as a very polite & great person…
    May he live long Pakistan need such kind of Person…

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