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About Publishing

About

Publishing

Medical publishing made smarter, affordable and hassle-free.

An innovative, more efficient platform for clinicians and researchers to publish and share their work.

An innovative, more efficient platform for clinicians and researchers to publish and share their work.

Why Publish With Cureus?

Free and low-cost publishing options

Submit an article that meets all of our stated requirements and we’ll waive our editing fee - it’s that simple!

Publish in weeks, not months

Our streamlined online submission system and efficient editorial review allow you to publish in weeks, not months. Scroll down for details!

Global exposure

Cureus is Open Access and indexed in PubMed Central, Web of Science, Google Scholar and more, providing unhindered access to your research.

Crowdsourced, community driven

Unique post-publication peer review leverages the collective intelligence of the Cureus community to judge article impact, novelty and quality.

Peer review, not peer rejection

Efficient pre-publication peer review utilizing a best-in-class online review system ensures that your article receives helpful and informative feedback.

All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Cureus publishes all approved articles under a CC-BY license so authors retain full copyright of their work.

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How Does It Work?

How Does It Work?

Article submissions that are accepted for peer review fall into one of three categories:

Editing fee waived (Free publication)

Articles with few or no errors will qualify for free publication and proceed directly to peer review. You may be required to fix any formatting errors identified by our copy editors. These will usually be related to your references, media items or general article formatting (such as subheaders). Review articles are not eligible for free publication. In order to remain eligible for free publication, articles must adhere to the author and reference limits.

Preferred Editing service required

If too many errors are found upon submission or after deferral, your article will require our Preferred Editing service. With only a few exceptions, we will fix all formatting and language issues. Preferred Editing fees average around $250 per article - a fraction of the cost of typical journal APCs that often range from $1,500 to $4,000. Click here for more information on Preferred Editing.

Professional 3rd party editing required

Article submissions that are very poorly written will require editing from a professional third-party editing service. It is your responsibility to ensure that all language and formatting errors have been addressed. Articles with too many errors will still require our Preferred Editing service. Professional third-party editing does not guarantee publication and DIY services such as Grammarly are not accepted. We recommend Enago, Pangolin and Peak Medical Editing.

Cureus publishes all credible medical science. Article credibility is determined by favorable commentary from trusted peer reviewers that includes substantial critical feedback confirming the absence of fatal scientific and methodological flaws.

Publication Times

Cureus is on a mission to eliminate the barriers to the generation and dissemination of medical knowledge. A major aspect of this mission is reducing article publication times. We’re proud to offer one of the fastest submission-to-publication times for an Open Access medical journal while maintaining the highest standards of rigorous peer review. In today’s ever-changing landscape of medical discoveries and advancement, fast publication is vital to providing a peer-reviewed foundation for new treatments and research.

Average over previous six months Free Preferred Editing 3rd Party Editing
Submission to first editorial decision
(Rejection or peer review approval)

10 days

17 days

38 days

Submission to final editorial decision
(Rejection or publication acceptance)

30 days

32 days

60 days

Submission to publication

34 days

38 days

66 days

Average over previous six months

Free

Submission to first editorial decision
(Rejection or peer review approval)

10 days

Submission to final editorial decision
(Rejection or publication acceptance)

30 days

Submission to publication

34 days

Average over previous six months

Preferred Editing

Submission to first editorial decision
(Rejection or peer review approval)

17 days

Submission to final editorial decision
(Rejection or publication acceptance)

32 days

Submission to publication

38 days

Average over previous six months

3rd Party Editing

Submission to first editorial decision
(Rejection or peer review approval)

38 days

Submission to final editorial decision
(Rejection or publication acceptance)

60 days

Submission to publication

66 days

Click here for more information on Cureus Preferred Editing and professional third party editing.

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