Distribution and dissemination of research

Post-publication distribution of your research is one of the most important things we do at Hindawi. If your research is not easy to find, it cannot be read by your peers and help advance science or society.

Indexing databases provide the most common and accessible route to research and we work with all leading databases to make sure the research published in our journals is available to relevant research communities through these databases.

We aim to make all articles published with Hindawi easy to find by the widest audience possible and so also work with search engines, social media platforms, discovery engines and scholarly communication networks to make sure our authors' research can be found and read by the people that matter.

Immediately available to read and share

All articles published in our journals are immediately available open access on Hindawi.com. They can be read, downloaded, and shared by any visitor to the site, without restriction.

We also recognize the importance of text mining in helping to make research articles easier to find, understand and reuse and so we make all articles available as XML and also provide the ability to easily download all our articles as a single, full corpus.

Abstracting and indexing databases

Our publications appear in a wide range of abstracting and indexing databases, as detailed on the individual journal pages. 

Many of our journals appear in the leading multidiscipline databases such as Scopus, and Web of Science via inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expanded or the Emerging Sources Citation Index. We also have many journals that appear in subject-specific databases such as Embase (biomedical research), INSPEC (physics and engineering), MEDLINE (medicine), and Chemical Abstracts Service (chemistry).

We work with all major abstracting and indexing databases to ensure that our journals are included in both general and  subject-specific databases. 

    Search engines

    All our article pages are optimised to perform as well as possible in search results across all search engines, in all regions (Google, Bing, Baidu, etc.). Many readers rely on search engines to discover relevant articles and journals and as all our articles are open access, and our journal sites are highly optimised, search engines easily identify, index and list our content – making it as easy to find and access as possible.

      Full-text repositories

      Our journals also appear in a number of full text repositories, where research articles are made available in their entirety. This includes 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 biomedical and life sciences journals into the PubMed Central database within two weeks of publication.

        Discovery engines

        Many institutional libraries provide tools and platforms that allow users to search the journal output of multiple publishers, such as EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, or Primo. Our journals are indexed by each of these services, ensuring that your research is easily discoverable within an institutional setting.

          Social media and communication networks

          Social media and community sites have become an important platform for the sharing and discovery of published research. To help facilitate this, on all articles we provide the option for readers to share across major social media sites with one click. We also manage social media accounts that promote and share research with relevant research communities, as well as partner with a number of scholarly communication networks (such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu) to ensure articles are available to their users.

            We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted research articles as well as case reports and case series related to COVID-19. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.