About Medknow Journals

At Medknow we publish peer-reviewed scholarly journals indexed by most international bibliographic databases. All our journals provide immediate free access to the full text of articles in HTML format. Authors are also permitted to self-archive their manuscripts. The majority of the journals do not charge for article submission, processing or publication. This ‘Platinum’ open access policy increases the visibility and accessibility of published content.

Our journals use a simple, bespoke online manuscript submission system, Journal on Web (JoW), considerably decreasing the article processing time from submission to publication.

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Immediate open access

Higher visibility, greater research impact.

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Online manuscript system

Quicker turnaround of manuscripts.

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No submission charges

No author fee for submission or publication in of our most journals (‘Platinum’ open access).

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International visibility

Through our bibliographic databases, open access, and presence on the Ovid search platform.


Higher visibility

'Search across all journals' facility at all our journal sites.

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Self-archiving is permitted with Medknow journals.

Wolters Kluwer Author Services
Wolters Kluwer, in partnership with Editage, offers a unique range of editorial services to help you prepare a submission-ready manuscript:
  • Premium editing: Intensive language and structural editing of academic papers to increase chances of journal acceptance.
  • Advanced editing: A complete language, grammar, and terminology check to give you a publication-ready manuscript.
  • Translation with editing: Write your paper in your native language and Wolters Kluwer Author Services will translate it into English, as well as edit it to ensure that it meets international publication standards.
  • Plagiarism check: Helps ensure that your manuscript contains no instances of unintentional plagiarism.
  • Artwork preparation: Save precious time and effort by ensuring that your artwork is viewed favorably by the journal without you having to incur the additional cost of purchasing special graphics software.

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Manuscript Submission System

You can submit manuscripts for our journals online via our bespoke system, Journal on Web (JoW).

This is an online manuscript processing system, where you can submit articles and track their progress up to proof stage. If you are a new author, you will need to register – this is a simple, self-explanatory two-stage process. The link for new author registration is available from the home page at Journal on Web.

If you submit your articles online, you will not need to send a copy of the manuscript by post, courier, or email.

"The entire process of sending the manuscript, filling the different forms, exchanging, receiving the comments from the referees, etc. has been excellent."

- An author from Spain

Author Guidelines

Wolters Kluwer and Medknow expect the highest ethical standards from their authors, reviewers and editors when conducting research, submitting papers, and throughout the peer-review process.

Note: These instructions comply with those formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). For further details, authors should consult the following article: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” New Engl J Med 1997, 336:309–315.
  • Redundant or duplicate information

    We ask you to confirm that your paper is original, has not been published in its current form or a substantially similar form (in print or electronically, including on a website), has not been accepted for publication elsewhere, and that it is not under consideration by another publication. The ICMJE has provided details of what is and what is not a duplicate or redundant publication. If you are in doubt (particularly in the case of material that you have posted on a website), we ask you to proceed with your submission but to include a copy of the relevant previously published work or work under consideration by other journals. Authors must draw attention to any published work that concerns the same patients or subjects as the present paper in a cover letter with their article.

  • Conflicts of interest

    Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional, and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript.

  • Permissions to reproduce previously published material

    Medknow requires you to send us copies of permission to reproduce material (such as illustrations) from the copyright holder. Articles cannot be published without these permissions.

  • Patient consent forms

    The protection of a patient's right to privacy is essential. Please collect and keep copies of patients’ consent forms on which patients or other subjects of your experiments clearly grant permission for the publication of photographs or other material that might identify them. If the consent form for your research did not specifically include this, please obtain it or remove the identifying material.

    A statement to the effect that such consent had been obtained must be included in the ‘Methods’ section of your paper. If necessary the individual journal Editor(s) may request a copy of any consent forms.

  • Ethics committee approval

    All articles dealing with original human or animal data must include a statement on ethics approval at the beginning of the Methods section. This paragraph must contain the following information: the name and address of the ethics committee responsible; the protocol number that was attributed by this ethics committee; the name of the Chairperson of the ethics committee (or the person who approved the protocol) and the date of approval by the ethics committee.

    The paragraph could read, for example:

    Ethics: Ethical approval for this study (Ethical Committee N° NAC 207) was provided by the Ethical Committee NAC of Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland (Chairperson Prof N. Dupont) on 12 February 2007.

    In addition and as stated above, for studies conducted on human participants you must state clearly that you obtained written informed consent from the study participants; please also look at the latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki. Similarly, for experiments involving animals, you must state the care of animals and licensing guidelines under which the study was performed and report these in accordance with the ARRIVE (Animals in Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) statement. If ethics clearance was not necessary, or if there was any deviation from these standard ethical requests, please state why it was not required. Please note that the editors may ask you to provide evidence of ethical approval. If you have approval from a National Drug Agency (or similar) please state this and provide details, this can be particularly useful when discussing the use of unlicensed drugs.

  • Adherence to international guidelines on adequate data reporting

    Medknow adheres to the guidelines on adequate data reporting that were established by The Enhancing the Quality and Transparency Of Health Research (EQUATOR) network.
  • Authorship

    We ask all authors to confirm that they have read and approved the paper. Second, we ask all authors to confirm that they have met the criteria for authorship as established by the ICMJE, believe that the paper represents honest work, and are able to verify the validity of the results reported.

    All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. Authorship credit should be based only on

    1. Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
    2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
    3. Final approval of the version to be published. Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship. All others who contributed to the work who are not authors should be named in the Acknowledgements section.
  • Retractions

    Wolters Kluwer is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also refers to the ICMJE advice on Corrections, Retractions, and "Expressions of Concern" as well as on Overlapping Publications.

Access, archiving, and author fee policies

At Medknow we publish peer-reviewed scholarly journals indexed with most international A&I databases. Most of these journals provide immediate free access to the full text of articles in HTML format. Authors can also archive the journals themselves. The majority of the journals do not charge for article submission, processing, or publication. Our open-access policy increases the visibility and accessibility of published content. To find the access, archiving, and copyright policy for a particular journal please use the search facility above.

PDF access policy

The HTML versions of all articles, except those digitized retrospectively, are available free of charge, and with no registration required. Most of our journals also offer free PDF access throughout the developing world. To find the PDF access policy for a particular journal please use the search facility above.

Author Fee Policy

Most Medknow journals offer the ‘Platinum’ open access model. ‘Platinum’ open access means there is no Article Processing Fee (APC) charged to authors and articles are immediately available on the journal website once published. There may be charges for reproduction of colour within articles.

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