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

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Peer Review Panel

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

Douglas Kondziolka

Douglas Kondziolka

M.D. | Neurology

Department of Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York
Dwight Heron

Dwight Heron

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David Roberge

David Roberge

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) | Not Selected, Intermountain Healthcare
Montreal, Quebec, CAN
Robert E. Jacobson

Robert E. Jacobson

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Miami Neurosurgical Center, University of Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida, USA
Nikos Papanikolaou

Nikos Papanikolaou

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Alfred Haidenberger

Alfred Haidenberger

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncologist, European CyberKnife Center Munich
Munich, Bavaria, DEU
Lijun  Ma

Lijun Ma

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA
Marc Moisi

Marc Moisi

M.D. | Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery, Seattle Science Foundation | Neurological Surgery, Wayne State University
Seattle, Washington
Haisong Liu

Haisong Liu

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
John Vargo

John Vargo

M.D. | Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Joe Ho

Joe Ho

Ph.D. | Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology, Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
San Francisco, California
Allen L. Ho

Allen L. Ho

M.D., Resident Physician | Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

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. Eligible entrees include case reports and case series only. All submitted work must be previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Competition entry is limited to only the first 50 draft article submissions (maximum one article entry 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, uncleared 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, August 29, 2017 – Competition announced
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Article submission deadline
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – Competition crowdsourced review (SIQ) concludes
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Winning article announced