Now, Retraction Watch has learned that he left his job at COMSATS Information Technology Center in Abbottabad, Pakistan on December 26, seven days after our post. He’s now looking for a new job, including at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan.
We’ve gotten ahold of his application, and it’s a real treat. Here’s an excerpt:
– I have 11 years experience including COMSATS…
– I have published 183 papers so far (and journey still begins), having cumulative impact factor of 104.258.
– I have decided to reach 200 impact factor till end of 2015 InshahAllah (if alive)
We’re not sure what a “cumulative impact factor” is, and we’re fairly sure that’s not how impact factor works. You can find his whole CV here.
We’ve reached out to Zaman asking why he left his job at COMSATS, and will update if we hear back.
Update 01/06/15, 12:30 p.m. EST: Zaman got back to us via email. He didn’t answer any of our questions, including why he left his job or whether he was intending to republish his data. He did, however, say he needed “moral support” from other researchers if he was going to increase his impact factor in 2015, and ask that we quit writing about him.