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 the majority of articles completely free of charge. In a perfect world all articles would be published for free, but the fact is that many submissions arrive in 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?
We evaluate the language and formatting of your article submission and route your article down the appropriate path. Remember you only get one chance at free publication, so make sure your first submission is in great shape!
If we find no or few errors, your article will qualify for free publication and proceed directly to our second editorial review before entering peer review. If errors are found prior to peer review, the article will be deferred and you will be asked to revise (and given the option to purchase Preferred Editing if you would rather not make the revisions yourself). Articles designated as free are still only allowed 1-2 deferrals so be sure to address all editor comments, otherwise you may be required to purchase Preferred Editing!
If too many errors are found upon submission or after deferral, your article will require our Preferred Editing service. We’ll take care of all formatting and language edits. If our editors have any questions about the scientific content of your article, you may be asked to clarify or revise. Only three actions required: submit article, revise article after peer review, hit the publish button.
Professional 3rd party
Articles submissions that need extensive revision to fix numerous grammar, syntax, sentence structure and readability issues will be required to undergo professional editing help from a third party service. Cureus recommends Peak Medical Editing, but any non-DIY service will be accepted provided the quality is satisfactory. Professional 3rd party editing does not guarantee publication and DIY services such as Grammarly are not accepted.