FAQ


Do I have to give Cureus the copyright to my article?

No. All content on Cureus are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

How much does it cost to publish on Cureus?

Publishing on Cureus is 100% free.

How much does it cost to read articles on Cureus?

Cureus provides free access to all articles, as we strongly believe that science should not be locked behind a paywall.

What is SIQ™ (Scholarly Impact Quotient)?

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; thousands of interested readers and professional colleagues review and rate published articles.

Each article accumulates a proprietary score – its "Scholarly Impact Quotient" (SIQ). The SIQ is an evolving yet enduring reflection of an 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.

How can I improve my article's SIQ?

SIQ is a predictive measure of scientific quality. The best ways to increase an article’s SIQ include:

  • Writing a highly readable article that features high-quality science
  • Telling your friends, colleagues and advisors to review the article on Cureus

Cureus is committed to improving the process around scientific discovery. Gaming the system to improve an article’s SIQ score will not be tolerated.

What types of articles are most appropriate for Cureus?

We designed Cureus specifically for medical articles requiring scholarly peer review. With Cureus, you can be confident that medical colleagues, fellow researchers and patients can now find and access your article, no matter how specialized the topic.

What is our corporate address?

Cureus Inc.
c/o John R. Adler, Jr., MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA. 94305

Who are the members of the management team and where are they based?

John R. Adler, Jr, MD, Founder & CEO
Stanford, CA

Alexander Muacevic, MD, Co-Founder
Munich, Germany

Christopher Barretto, VP of Engineering
San Francisco, CA

What are the publishing credentials of the editors-in-chief?

Dr. Adler and Dr. Muacevic are professors and noted academics with considerable experience publishing and reviewing within peer-reviewed medical journals. Together they have nearly 2 decades of experience serving on the editorial boards of several medical journals.

Who is individually responsible for the scientific quality of publications?

  1. Professor John R. Adler, Stanford University
  2. Professor Alexander Muacevic, Munich University
  3. The Cureus Editorial Board of more than 300 accomplished scholars and clinical leaders
  4. The Cureus Academic Council — a select group of world-renowned academics and past presidents from leading institutions including Stanford University, the Salk Institute, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, the National University of Singapore and the American Medical Association
  5. The Cureus SIQ (Scholarly Impact Quotient) scoring process utilizes community crowd sourcing to accurately discern scientific quality

What is our advertising policy?

In the future, Cureus plans to introduce paid, targeted ads from BioPharma and healthcare institutions in order to continue providing an entirely free open access journal.

What is the ISSN number for Cureus?

2168-8184

Is Cureus indexed with PubMed?

Not yet. We are currently awaiting PubMed certification. Cureus is indexed in Google Scholar, and all Cureus content is optimized with the latest SEO techniques to ensure easy accessibility via Google and Bing.