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Accuray presents a publishing competition

Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Competition Entries

The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to score and discuss these articles. Remember, prizes will be awarded to the three highest-scoring articles!

Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. Eligible entries include original articles, case series, case reports, technical reports and treatment planning studies.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. 

Reference limits vary by article type. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Statement of Independence 

  • Cureus Publishing Competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery, document clinical experiences – be they positive, negative, or neutral - and foster broader educational outreach through open access publication that is free to both authors and readers.
  • Article submissions must adhere to the described “call for articles” and are open to any and all related manufacturer or vendor technologies.
  • As a firewall to ensure objective and credible science, article selection, editorial review, peer review and publication are strictly independent of sponsoring company. 
  • Winning articles are determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine competition outcome.
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Peer Review Panel

We’ve assembled a world-class peer review panel to review all submitted articles. Click on a reviewer name to learn more.

Article analysis and commentary performed by the peer review panel are strictly independent of the sponsor.

Judith Murovic

Judith Murovic

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
United States of America
Alfredo Conti

Alfredo Conti

Associate Professor, M.D., Ph.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Messina
Italy
Mark Stecker

Mark Stecker

M.D., Ph.D. | Neurology

Department of Neuroscience, Winthrop University Hospital
United States of America
Marcello Cm. Marchetti

Marcello Cm. Marchetti

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurological Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta
Italy
Steven D. Chang

Steven D. Chang

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
United States of America
Anand Mahadevan

Anand Mahadevan

M.D., Assistant Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Therapy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
United States of America
Jimm Grimm

Jimm Grimm

Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Holy Redeemer Hospital
United States of America
Robert Sinha

Robert Sinha

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, El Camino Hospital
United States of America
David Anschel

David Anschel

M.D. | Neurology

Neurology Department, St. Charles Hospital
United States of America
Jonathan Haas

Jonathan Haas

M.D., Associate Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winthrop University Hospital
United States of America
Sandra S. Vermeulen

Sandra S. Vermeulen

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Swedish Radiosurgery Center, Swedish Medical Center
United States of America
Sean P. Collins

Sean P. Collins

M.D., Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital
United States of America
Matthew Witten

Matthew Witten

Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winthrop University Hospital
United States of America
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Key Dates

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT. (Deadline extended one week!)
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes @ 5:00 pm PT. (Deadline extended one week!)
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 – Community post-publication review (SIQ) ends @ 5:00 pm PT.
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – Winning articles announced; the winning author(s) will be contacted and formally announced on the Cureus website.