Preferred Editing Service
Didn’t qualify for free publication? We’ll take it from here.
Cureus was founded on the belief that barriers to the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed medical articles must be reduced. That’s why Cureus is an Open Access journal currently publishing half of all article submissions completely free of charge. In a perfect world all articles would be published for free, but the fact is that many submissions arrive in a less-than-ideal condition requiring substantial time, communication and editing on our part. That’s where our Preferred Editing service comes in.
How does it work?
Submit an article that meets all of our stated requirements and we’ll waive our editing fee - it’s that simple! Click below to expand the windows and read more about how we will assess your article submission.
Articles with few or no errors will qualify for free publication and proceed directly to peer review. You may be required to fix any formatting errors identified by our copy editors. These will usually be related to your references, media items or general article formatting (such as subheaders). Review articles are not eligible for free publication.
If too many errors are found upon submission or after deferral, your article will require our Preferred Editing service. With only a few exceptions, we will fix all formatting and language issues. If our editors have any questions about the scientific content of your article, you may be asked to clarify or revise. Most Preferred Editing articles require only three actions: submit your article, revise the article after peer review and, lastly, click the publish button.
Professional 3rd party
Article submissions needing extensive revision to fix numerous grammar, syntax, sentence structure and readability issues will be required to undergo professional editing from a third-party service. Professional third-party editing does not guarantee publication and DIY services such as Grammarly are not accepted. We recommend the following services: Editage, Enago, Pangolin, Peak Medical Editing, Scribendi.