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No. All content on Cureus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

How much does it cost to publish on Cureus?

Cureus expects all submissions to adhere to our rigorous formatting and language requirements. Placing this responsibility on our authors allows roughly half of all authors to publish with zero editing fees. Articles with too many errors will require the purchase of our Preferred Editing service, which covers the substantial time, communication and editing needed on our end. Due to the editorial work involved, all review articles submitted to Cureus require the purchase of Preferred Editing.

How does the paid editing service work?

Please refer to our Preferred Editing Service page for details.

How much does it cost to read articles on Cureus?

Cureus provides free access to all articles, as we strongly believe that science should not be locked behind a paywall.

What is SIQ™ (Scholarly Impact Quotient™)?

At Cureus, every published article is rated by a broad cross-section of users. Unlike traditional medical journals, the fate of a scholarly article is no longer determined by one or two individuals; thousands of interested readers and professional colleagues review and rate published articles.

Each article accumulates a proprietary rating – its "Scholarly Impact Quotient" (SIQ™). SIQ™ is an evolving yet enduring reflection of an article's true scientific impact as judged by the medical community at large. Although non-experts can rate articles, the scholarly impact calculations place special emphasis on areas of specialization and the peer-reviewed publication record of rating experts.

How can I improve my article's SIQ™?

SIQ™ is a predictive measure of scientific quality. The best ways to increase an article’s SIQ™ include:

  • Writing a highly readable article that features high-quality science
  • Telling your friends, colleagues and advisors to review the article on Cureus

Cureus is committed to improving the process around scientific discovery. Gaming the system to improve an article’s SIQ™ will not be tolerated.

How do I promote my research after it's been published?

Cureus offers a social media promotional add-on, or boost, for eligible published articles at an additional cost. To check your eligibility status, visit your author dashboard and view your published articles.

What types of articles are most appropriate for Cureus?

We designed Cureus specifically for medical articles requiring scholarly peer review. With Cureus, you can be confident that medical colleagues, fellow researchers and patients can now find and access your article, no matter how specialized the topic.

Where are our headquarters?

Worldwide Headquarters:
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European Headquarters:
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What is our corporate address?

Cureus Inc.
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Who are the members of the management team and where are they based?

John R. Adler, Jr, MD, Founder & CEO
Stanford, CA

Alexander Muacevic, MD, Co-Founder
Munich, Germany

Henrik Bacho, Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco, CA

Graham Parker-Finger, Dir. of Editorial Operations
Atlanta, GA

Zachary Smith, Dir. of Engineering
San Francisco, CA

What are the publishing credentials of the editors-in-chief?

Dr. Adler and Dr. Muacevic are professors and noted academics with considerable experience publishing and reviewing within peer-reviewed medical journals. Together they have more than three decades of experience serving on the editorial boards of several medical journals.

Who is individually responsible for the scientific quality of publications?

  1. Professor John R. Adler, Stanford University
  2. Professor Alexander Muacevic, Munich University
  3. The Cureus Editorial Board
  4. The Cureus Academic Council — a select group of world-renowned academics and past presidents from leading institutions including Stanford University, the Salk Institute, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, the National University of Singapore and the American Medical Association
  5. The Cureus SIQ™ (Scholarly Impact Quotient™) rating process utilizes community crowd sourcing to accurately discern scientific quality

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Is Cureus indexed in PubMed?

Yes! Cureus is indexed in PubMed Central (PMC), PubMed, Google Scholar and Web of Science. Articles published in Cureus will appear in PubMed Central approximately six weeks after publication.