Institutional Memberships

Hindawi publishes peer-reviewed, Open Access journals across many areas of science, technology, and medicine, as well as several areas of social science. Hindawi’s journals are indexed in the leading abstracting and indexing databases, including the Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, INSPEC, Mathematical Reviews, and Chemical Abstracts. When publishing in any of Hindawi’s journals, authors retain the copyright of their article, which is freely distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, permitting the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

In order to cover the costs of publication, Article Processing Charges are required for accepted manuscripts. These charges apply only to peer-reviewed contributions (e.g., research articles, review articles) while other contributions (e.g., editorials) are published free of charge.

Hindawi offers two different types of Open Access Institutional Memberships to organizations that would like to enable their authors to publish their research in an Open Access journal without having to directly incur any Article Processing Charges.

Annual Membership

Annual Membership is based on a flat rate payment that covers all accepted articles that have one or more authors from the member institute. The cost of the membership depends on the research output level of the institute and its historical publishing pattern in Hindawi journals. Hindawi will provide a quotation upon request to any interested institute.

By having this Annual Membership, organizations can enable their authors to publish in Hindawi Open Access journals without having to administer and pay the Article Processing Charges from their individual research budget. The flat rate system enables the member institute to know their cost for the next 12 months regardless of the number of articles that may be submitted or accepted for publication. Hindawi will provide a new quotation for membership renewal about two months prior to the expiration of the current membership.

Annual Membership periods may be synchronized with the calendar or fiscal year at the member institute by prorating its cost for a fraction of a year, if so desired by the member institute.

Prepaid Membership

Prepaid Membership is based on a prepayment from the institute that will be used to cover the Article Processing Charges of their researchers. Member institutes should deposit an initial amount of at least $5,000 in order to begin their membership and they will receive an automatic discount of 10% for any publication charges that are paid from their account. Members of this program can add additional funds to their account at any point in time.

Member institutes will have access to live reports with detailed information about each article that has been paid via their membership.

The current list of Hindawi’s Open Access Institutional Members is available here. In addition, Hindawi has developed institutional web pages for all major universities and research centers that list the articles from each institute that have been published in Hindawi’s journals. These institutional web pages can be used both as a showcase of an institute’s research published with Hindawi, and as a report for librarians and university administrators to assess the level of involvement of their faculty in Hindawi journals.

If you are interested in joining Hindawi’s Open Access Institutional Membership program, or if you have any questions, please contact