Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has written or edited 210 books. His first book entitled “Biosynthesis of Indole Alkaloids” was published by Oxford University Press, England as Vol. 7 of their prestigious “International Series of Monographs in Chemistry” in 1983. His book entitled “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy” published by Springer-Verlag, New York in 1986, was the first text book to have a detailed discussion on 2D-NMR spectroscopy. Its success in USA and Europe prompted it to be translated into Japanese language by two Japanese Professors, Prof. H. Hirota from Tokyo University and Prof. Motoo Tori from Tokushima Bunri University and the Japanese language version was published in May 1988 by Springer-Verlag, Tokyo. His book entitled “Stereoselective Synthesis in Organic Chemistry”, published by Springer-Verlag, Germany was appreciated by the Nobel Laureate Sir D.H.R. Barton, who wrote its Foreword and called it “a monomental tome”. His book entitled “One and Two Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy” was published by Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam in Netherlands. His book on NMR Spectroscopy entitled “Solving Problems with NMR Spectroscopy”, was published by Academic Press, USA, in 1996 the foreword of which was contributed by Nobel Laureate Prof. R. R. Ernst of Switzerland. A revised edition of the same book has recently been published and foreword of it has been written by Nobel Laureate Prof. R. R. Ernst. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is the editor of a prestigious series of books being published by Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands (September,2015). This series is entitled “Studies in Natural Products Chemistry” and volumes 1 to 55 of the series (ten volumes on stereoselective synthesis, two on structure elucidation, seven on structure and chemistry and fourteen on bioactive natural products) have been published by Elsevier during 1988-2015. Another series entitled “13C-NMR of Natural Products” is also being published under the editorship of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman and Prof. V.U. Ahmad, and two volumes have so far been published by Plenum Press (U.S.A.). Three volumes of another series of books entitled, “Handbook of Natural Products Data”, have also been published by Elsevier, The Netherlands under the editorship of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman (one of these is co-edited with Prof. V.U. Ahmad).

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is currently editing the following international science journals:

(1) Current Medicinal Chemistry (Editor-in- Chief) The Netherlands 3.5
(2) Current Organic Chemistry (Editor-in- Chief) The Netherlands 2.0
(3) Medicinal Chemistry UK 1.5
(4) Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry UK 1.4