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Cureus Honors

Cureus

Honors

The Cureus rewards program for active authors, reviewers and readers.

Enhance your Cureus experience by reaching our rewards tiers. Perform actions to earn points and receive benefits.

Enhance your Cureus experience by reaching our rewards tiers. Perform actions to earn points and receive benefits.

Perform actions to earn points and reach one of our four rewards tiers:

Scholar, Magna, Summa and Laureate

Point values are hidden, but the more work required, the more points you’ll receive. For example, publishing an article is worth five times the points that you’ll receive for completing a peer review. Smaller actions like filling out your profile and scoring articles with SIQ will result in a lesser, but still substantial, amount of points.

Have you applied to join our peer review panel?

Cureus-invited reviews are worth over twice as much as author-invited reviews!

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What Are the Rewards?

Benefits

Priority customer support
Higher-weighted SIQ score
Preferred editing discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
5% 10% 20% 30%
Higher search results rankings
Profile and search results badge
Expedited PMC discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
20% 30%
Only one Cureus-invited review required
At least two completed reviews are still required.
Lifetime award never expires

Benefits

Priority customer support
Higher-weighted SIQ score
Preferred editing discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
5%
Higher search results rankings
Profile and search results badge
Expedited PMC discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
Only one Cureus-invited review required
At least two completed reviews are still required.
Lifetime award never expires

Benefits

Priority customer support
Higher-weighted SIQ score
Preferred editing discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
10%
Higher search results rankings
Profile and search results badge
Expedited PMC discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
Only one Cureus-invited review required
At least two completed reviews are still required.
Lifetime award never expires

Benefits

Priority customer support
Higher-weighted SIQ score
Preferred editing discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
20%
Higher search results rankings
Profile and search results badge
Expedited PMC discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
20%
Only one Cureus-invited review required
At least two completed reviews are still required.
Lifetime award never expires

Benefits

Priority customer support
Higher-weighted SIQ score
Preferred editing discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
30%
Higher search results rankings
Profile and search results badge
Expedited PMC discount
Discount applies to submitting author only.
30%
Only one Cureus-invited review required
At least two completed reviews are still required.
Lifetime award never expires

The Best of the Best: Cureus Laureates

While rewards progress towards Scholar, Magna and Summa tiers expires at the end of each window, your total progress towards reaching our hallowed Laureate tier never resets. You must publish at least one article as the submitting author to be eligible for Laureate status. Cureus Laureates are the best of the best and enjoy a full list of permanent benefits. (Rejected author-invited reviews may result in permanent loss of Laureate status.) You can view your current rewards status on your Cureus profile.

How Do I Reach a Rewards Tier?

Each calendar year is split into two six-month windows: January through June and July through December.