No. All papers, posters and other materials published on Curēus are licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
Nothing. Cureus is committed to a free publishing model.
Nothing. Science should not be locked behind a paywall.
At Curēus, every published paper is scored by a broad cross-section of users. Unlike traditional medical journals, the fate of a scholarly paper 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 subspecialty that is the topic of the paper. 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 paper's true scientific impact as judged by the medical community at large. Although non-experts can rate papers, the scholarly impact calculations place special emphasis on areas of specialization and the peer reviewed publication record of scoring experts.
Want to improve the SIQ score of your paper? Given that SIQ™ is a predictive measure of scientific quality, the best way to increase it is:
- Write a highly readable paper communicating good quality scientific findings
- Tell your friends, colleagues and advisors to review it on Curēus!
Remember, the focus here is on scientific discovery, so no playing the system to raise SIQ.
We designed Curēus specifically for medical papers requiring scholarly peer review. In a world of sophisticated search you can be confident that medical colleagues, fellow researchers and patients can now find and access your paper, no matter how specialized your paper topic might be.
Curēus accepts Microsoft Word (version 2 and above) or Portable Document Format (pdf) for the main manuscript document. Figures and tables should be included in the main document.
Not yet. We are currently in the queue for PubMed certification. All of our content is heavily optimized for indexing/search with both Google and Bing.
Any poster author may upload their poster to the Curēus repository where it will be indexed and always associated with your profile/digital CV. This includes professors, fellows, residents and medical students.
No! Any poster you have authored may be uploaded to Curēus, even if you created it years ago.
Sorry, no. The Fall 2012 International Poster Competition is only open to medical students, graduate students and residents.