Medknow Publications

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Medknow Publications
Parent companyWolters Kluwer
Country of originIndia
Headquarters locationMumbai
Publication typesacademic journals

Medknow provides publishing services for peer-reviewed, online and print-plus-online journals in medicine on behalf of learned societies and associations with a focus on emerging markets. Previously an independent publisher, Medknow is a product line within Wolters Kluwer’s Health Division, and is part of Wolters Kluwer India, Pvt Ltd.

Medknow is not a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. Some, but not all of its journals are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.


Founded in 1997 in Mumbai, India by Dr Devkumar Sahu with a promise to provide solutions for the scientific publishing community, Medknow’s mission is to help medical societies disseminate research, thus supporting the transformation of research into knowledge. Dr Sahu adopted the Open access (OA) model of publishing services, providing unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. In 2006, Medknow had 33 scientific technical and medical journals in its portfolio, at the time, one of the largest open access publishers of medical content in the world.[1]

Medknow’s first online venture, the Journal of Post Graduate Medicine from India (, grew from a 2001 print circulation of 300-400, to an estimated 4,000 visitors per day. Most of the international readers were from the US and Europe, and from leading US academic research institutions including Harvard. Medknow hosted its first editorial conference at KEM Hospital, Mumbai-India in September 2004. In 2005, Medknow signed its first international journal entitled, Annals of Thoracic Medicine. By 2010, Medknow celebrated its 100th journal added to its portfolio.

Medknow was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in December 2011, and has continued to grow its journal portfolio, extending its publishing partnerships in China, the Middle East, and other high growth markets. Today, Medknow provides publishing services to over 370 medical society journals in over 40 specialties.[2]

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  1. ^ Noronha, Frederick (24 October 2006). "Good News from India: Open Access Journals Work!". The Communication Initiative Network. The Media Development Network. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ VCCIRCLE.COM (7 December 2011). "Wolters Kluwer Health acquires Medknow". Reuters. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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