About Abstracting and Indexing

Hindawi’s publications appear in a wide range of abstracting and indexing databases. Different journals are listed in different databases. See our dedicated abstracting and indexing page for a detailed breakdown of journals per repository.

Post-publication distribution of your research is one of the most important things we do at Hindawi. If your research is not discoverable, it cannot advance science, medicine, or society. A lack of discoverability has a negative impact on readership and future citations.

Readers discover articles inside indexing databases, by browsing journals directly, through search engines, or from shared links on social media. Read on for more information on how Hindawi helps your research reach the widest possible audience.

Publishing Online

All articles published in our journals are available on Hindawi.com. They can be read, downloaded, and shared by any visitor to the site.

Hindawi recognizes the importance of text mining. We make all articles available as XML and provide a full corpus download.

Search Engines

Hindawi's article pages are optimized to perform well in search results. Many readers still rely primarily on search engines like Google to discover relevant articles. As our journals are Open Access, any visitor arriving at Hindawi.com can immediately access your work.

Abstracting and Indexing Databases

Hindawi’s journals appear in the leading multidiscipline databases such as Scopus or the Science Citation Index Expanded (part of the Web of Science), where coverage is based on journal quality. Many Hindawi journals also appear in subject-specific databases such as Embase (biomedical research), INSPEC (physics and engineering) or MEDLINE (medicine). These databases select journals based on quality and compatibility with their respective scopes.

Hindawi works with all major abstracting and indexing databases to ensure that our journals are included in both the general indices and the relevant subject-specific databases.

Full-Text Repositories

Hindawi journals also appear in a number of full text repositories, where research articles are made available in their entirety. The best known of these is PubMed Central (PMC), a free full-text archive run by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). We directly deposit all full-text articles from relevant journals into the PubMed Central database within two weeks of publication.

Many universities also run repositories to collect and showcase the material published by their researchers. To help simplify this process and relieve the burden on researchers, Hindawi offers direct deposits into institutional repositories as part of the Hindawi Institutional Partnership Program.

Discovery Engines

Many institutional libraries provide tools that allow users to search the journal output of multiple publishers. Most of these services are built on commercial platforms such as EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, or Primo.

Hindawi journals are indexed by each of these services, ensuring that your research is discoverable within an institutional setting.