Hindawi publishing Corp, which was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, was just like any other publisher for its first 10 years of business. But that changed in February 2007 when Hindawi, which had started to test the waters of open access (OA) journal articles a few years earlier, completed its full conversion to an OA publishing model. Hindawi's OA initiative and the company's commitment to the process received a boost last November when it formed a partnership with SAGE, an international publisher of academic, educational, and professional journals and books. To keep in touch with authors, Hindawi uses an electronic manuscript tracking system that manages the peer-review workflow process from the submission of an article to its final acceptance. Hindawi expects to continue its rapid growth during 2008 as it develops its existing journals and the launch of new journal titles.
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