Medknow Publications is a publisher for peer-reviewed, online/print+online journals in the area of STM. Medknow is the largest open access publisher publishing on behalf of learned societies and associations. Medknow pioneers in 'fee-less-free' model of open access publishing and provides immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals majority of which do not charge the author or author's institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles.
Our Key Strengths
Experience and Expertise
MedKnow has a learning curve of over 17 years in scientific journal publications and management of nearly
200 print+online journals. We have pioneered the area of scientific publication in a way that is unmatched and
no other publisher in the world has a similar experience in open access journal publishing on behalf of learned and reputable societies/associations.
Electronic Manuscript system
While at international level many publishers use hired-purchased software systems developed by others, MedKnow has successfully put in place an original electronic manuscript submission and peer review system in India (www.journalonweb.com). This system is in use for more than 7 years by authors and peers across the globe and over 50,000 manuscripts have been processed through it. Eliminating use of postal or hard copy submissions, this online submission and processing of articles has resulted in considerable decrease in the submission to decision (turnaround) time.
Each journal gets a unique and enhanced prominence through its own website. We develop and maintain a professional and sophisticated, yet easy to use electronic edition for each journal. These online journals catch the attention of medical and scientific community worldwide as they are browsed and keenly followed.
High-rate knowledge dissemination
All journals use the OpenURL standard, making it easy for libraries to link users as directly as possible from citation to the full text of the article. We have achieved more than a hundred thousand page downloads in a month (one such update www.jpgmonline.com/whatsnew.asp, https://mx2.arl.org/Lists/SPARC-OAForum/Message/2668.html).
Credible multiple reach
Most of these journals are archived at multiple places included OAI-compliant e-print repositories and sites such as Bioline International (www.bioline.org.br). All the journals are searchable from a single interface on this site. The journals are also linked from DOAJ (www.doaj.org) and PubMed through LinkOut.
Enabling Open Access
- MedKnow is the largest open access publisher in the world which does not charge author or author institution for submission, processing or publication of articles.
Medknow has shown that open access does not adversely affect print subscriptions.
Enhanced international reach
- MedKnow has collaborations with the major bibliographic agencies, subscription agents, internet search engines and secondary aggregating agencies. These collaborations help in increasing the visibility and accessibilities of the published papers across the world.