Hindawi Publishing Corporation

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Status Active
Founded 1997 (1997)
Country of origin Egypt
Headquarters location Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Distribution Worldwide
Official website www.hindawi.com

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature. Founded in 1997, Hindawi currently publishes more than 400 peer-reviewed and open access scientific journals as well as, more recently, a number of scholarly monographs. As of May 2014, 45 of the journals have a listed impact factor.[1] The company has its headquarters in Cairo and an office in New York. The journals are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).[2] Hindawi was originally included on a list of publishers that "may show some characteristics of 'predatory open access publishers'",[3] was later moved to the watch section of the list[4] and has since, as of January 2014, been removed entirely.[5]


Hindawi Publishing Corporation was founded in 1997 in Cairo by physics graduate Ahmed Hindawi and Nagwa Abdel-Mottaleb.[6] The company's first journal was the International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences.[6] By 2006 Hindawi had about 220 employees, including 15 software developers,[6] and it published journals in the physical sciences and in medical research.

Open access[edit]

By mid-2007, all of Hindawi's journals were open access journals.[7] Hindawi was one of the first publishers to use this model exclusively. Print versions are also available, using a customary subscription model.[8][9]

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  1. ^ "Hindawi Publishing Corporation - Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)". 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Hindawi Publishing Corporation - Open Access Memberships". 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ Beall Jeffrey (2012). "Beall's List of Predatory, Open-Access Publishers" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ Butler, Declan (2013). "Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing". Nature 495 (7442): 433–5. doi:10.1038/495433a. PMID 23538810. 
  5. ^ Beall, Jeffrey (January 2, 2014). "List of Predatory Publishers 2014". Scholarly Open Access. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Shaw, Shelli (Sep 2006). "Hindawi Publishing: Catering to Open Access". Information Today. Archived from the original on 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  7. ^ Harris, Siân (April 2007). "Encouraging innovation". Research information. Archived from the original on 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  8. ^ Paul Peters (July 2007). "Going all the way: how Hindawi became an open access publisher". Learned Publishing 20 (3): 191–195. doi:10.1087/095315107X204049. 
  9. ^ "Subscription Information". Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Retrieved 17 December 2013. "All journals are open access and subscribers shall receive the print edition." 

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