From Open Access Pioneer to Retraction Scandal: The Fall of Hindawi

Abdulkader Helwan
3 min readJun 7, 2024

Hindawi was once a shining star in the world of academic publishing. Founded in 1997, it championed open access, a movement that makes scientific research freely available to everyone. This democratization of knowledge was a welcome change from the traditional model where readers had to pay to access research.

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