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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science presents a publishing competition

Clinical Applications and Benefits Using Closed-Incision Negative Pressure Therapy for Incision and Surrounding Soft Tissue Management

Peer Review Panel

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

John Apostolides

John Apostolides

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

DEFY Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, San Diego, USA
Christopher Bibbo

Christopher Bibbo

D.O. | Orthopaedics

International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Baltimore, USA
David Campbell

David Campbell

Associate Professor, M.D. | Surgery

Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Owen Johnson III

Owen Johnson III

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, USA
Andrea Moreira

Andrea Moreira

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
Patrick C. Murray

Patrick C. Murray

M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor | Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
Christopher E. Pelt

Christopher E. Pelt

M.D. | Orthopaedics

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Albert Carli

Albert Carli

M.D. | Orthopaedics

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
Austin M. Cavelli

Austin M. Cavelli

P.A., M.Sc. | Orthopaedics

Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
Brett Crist

Brett Crist

M.D. | Orthopaedics

Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO, USA
Michael Cross

Michael Cross

M.D. | Orthopaedics

Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
Anthony N. Dardano

Anthony N. Dardano

Associate Professor | Plastic Surgery

Department of Surgery-Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, USA
Elizabeth Eldenburg

Elizabeth Eldenburg

P.A. | Plastic Surgery

Allen Gabriel MD, Vancouver, CAN
Regina Fearmonti

Regina Fearmonti

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

Alon Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Skin, San Antonio, USA
Vikisha Fripp

Vikisha Fripp

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

Department of Plastic Surgery, Providence Hospital, Washington D.C., USA
Tripp Holton

Tripp Holton

M.D. | Plastic Surgery

Microvascular Surgery, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, USA

Competition Entries

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

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT (deadline extended!)
  • Tuesday, May 12​​​​​​​, 2020 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes.
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – Crowdsourced scoring (SIQ) complete @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Winning articles announced