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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science presents a case report publishing competition

MR-Guided Radiation Therapy: Clinical Applications & Experiences

Peer Review Panel

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

Ben J. Slotman

Ben J. Slotman

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, VU University Medical Center
Netherlands
Percy Lee

Percy Lee

M.D., Associate Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles
United States of America
David A. Jaffray

David A. Jaffray

Ph.D., Professor | Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Canada
Indrin J. Chetty

Indrin J. Chetty

Ph.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health System
United States of America
Paul Keall

Paul Keall

Ph.D., Professor | Medical Physics

Radiation Physics Laboratory, Sydney Medical School
Australia
Vincenzo Valentini

Vincenzo Valentini

M.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli
Italy
Eric A. Mellon

Eric A. Mellon

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
United States of America
Jun Itami

Jun Itami

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo
Japan
Maria A. Thomas

Maria A. Thomas

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine In St. Louis
United States of America
Hong-Gyun Wu

Hong-Gyun Wu

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Korea (Republic of)
Jan Lagendijk

Jan Lagendijk

Ph.D., Professor | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht
Netherlands
C. David Fuller

C. David Fuller

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States of America
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Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. Eligible entrees include case reports and case series only. Submissions should aim for a 1,000 – 1,200 word target, with a 2,500 word maximum. A limit of five references is strongly encouraged (10 reference maximum). All submitted work must be previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Maximum of 3 submissions per submitting author.

All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting animations and videos within their article submissions. 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 determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither the sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine the competition outcome.
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Key Dates

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Peer & editorial review of all eligible articles concludes
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Competition crowdsourced review (SIQ) concludes @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018  – Winning article announced