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Nothing. Cureus is committed to a free publishing model.
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At Cureus, every published article is scored by a broad cross-section of users. Unlike traditional medical journals, the fate of a scholarly article is no longer determined by one or two individuals; literally thousands of interested readers and professional colleagues review and rate published articles. Indeed, most of the reviewers have backgrounds in the same specialty that is the topic of the article. Each article accumulates a proprietary score, which we refer to as a "Scholarly Impact Quotient" (SIQ™). The SIQ™ is an evolving, yet enduring reflection of a article's true scientific impact as judged by the medical community at large. Although non-experts can rate articles, the scholarly impact calculations place special emphasis on areas of specialization and the peer reviewed publication record of scoring experts.
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