Hindawi Publishing Corporation -- what's the deal?

Hi All,

Some of us have received invitations to participate on the Editorial Board of various Hindawi Publishing Corporation open-access electronic journals. They have some 300 journals (http://www.hindawi.com/journals/) and are run out of Cairo with an office in New York, according to Wikipedia.

Does anyone have any comment on the quality/value of these journals for the life sciences?



you should read the comments at this link;


I think they sort of represent the average view on Hindawi…serious publishers but finding it difficult to attract editors that are well known in their fields because of the competition.