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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science presents a publishing competition

Strategies to Promote Long-Term Cardiac Implant Site Health

Peer Review Panel

All article submissions will undergo an independent pre-publication peer review conducted by a world-class team of experts.

John N. Catanzaro

John N. Catanzaro

Assistant Professor, M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiology/Electrophysiology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Thomas F. Deering

Thomas F. Deering

M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA
Sunil Kapur

Sunil Kapur

M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Hemal Nayak

Hemal Nayak

Associate Professor, M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Robert D. Schaller

Robert D. Schaller

Assistant Professor, D.O. | Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Benjamin A. D'Souza

Benjamin A. D'Souza

Assistant Professor, M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Keith B. Allen

Keith B. Allen

Assistant Professor, M.D. | Cardiac/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
Frank N. Slachman

Frank N. Slachman

M.D. | Cardiac/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery, Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, CA, USA
David Morales

David Morales

M.D. | Cardiac/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery

Congenital Heart Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green

Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green

M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Asad  Mohammad

Asad Mohammad

Assistant Professor, D.O., M.D. | Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Competition Entries

Competition entries will appear below as they are published. Keep checking back for published articles!

Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. Eligible entries include original articles, case reports/series, review articles and technical reports.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting images, charts, tables and/or videos within their article submissions. Reference limits vary by article type. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Other Stipulations

  • All clinical studies must be compliant with applicable regulatory, ethics / IRB, and other rules governing protection of human subjects.
  • All non-clinical studies must be compliant with applicable AAUC, AAALAC, and other related regulations.
  • This program is not intended to promote or otherwise encourage unapproved, un-cleared use of products or any product for unapproved new use.
  • This program in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with any local, federal, or other applicable governing laws.

Statement of Independence

Cureus publishing competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery and 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 the sponsoring company.

Winning articles are selected exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither the sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine the competition outcome.

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm ET (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes.
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – Crowdsourced scoring (SIQ) complete @ 5:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 – Winning articles announced