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.