MedKnow (Medical Knowledge) Publications is the largest publisher in India for academic and scientific medical journals. The publishing house is committed to the improving the visibility and accessibility of science from the developing world. Its endeavor in continuously re-inventing the publishing methodology for about a decade has resulted in high quality peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The unique feature of these journals is its immediate open access policy without charging the author or author's institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles. All of these journals provide immediate free access to the full text of articles. The journals also permit authors' self-archiving.
MedKnow, with over 30 print + online journals, is probably the largest open access publisher in the world which does not charge author or author institution for submission, processing or publication of articles. Each journal published by MedKnow has its independent website. The websites use the OpenURL standard, making it easy for libraries to link users as directly as possible from citation to the full text of the article. The open access policy has resulted in more than a hundred thousand page downloads in a month for the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine (http://www.jpgmonline.com).
MedKnow has successfully put in place an original electronic manuscript submission and peer review system (http://www.journalonweb.com) for the first time in India. This system is in use since 2001 by authors and peers across the globe and over 10000 manuscripts have been processed through it. Eliminating use of postal or hard copy submissions, this online submission and processing of articles has resulted in considerable decrease in the submission to decision (turnaround) time.
Most of the journals published by MedKnow are archived at multiple places included OAI-compliant e-print repositories (http://bioline.utsc.utoronto.ca/) and sites such as Bioline International (http://www.bioline.org.br). Thus, ensuring the long term archiving and accessibility of the published content.