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Call for Submissions: Nutritional Neurology & Psychiatry - The Gut-Brain Axis

An increasing body of evidence points to a bidirectional interaction between the gut and the brain, mediated by the microbiome, immune system, and other pathways. This gut-brain axis has been implicated in everything from anxiety and depression to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Cureus requests original research, review articles, technical reports, and case reports elucidating the role of diet, nutrition, probiotics, and the microbiome in neurological and psychiatric conditions. Published articles on this topic will benefit from our unparalleled platforms for dissemination. Our expansive reach across digital channels ensures maximum exposure and impact. To amplify these articles, Cureus will promote them to a wide audience of medical professionals through our social media channels, a dedicated email campaign, and article roundups. Example topics include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Treating the Gut and Brain/Mind at the Same Time Gut Biome and Mental Health: Do Probiotics Work? Connecting the Dots: The Interplay Between Stroke and the Gut-Brain Axis Abdominal Migraines: A Rare Adulthood Manifestation of a Typical Childhood Disease Diet Quality and Mental Health Amongst Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Patients Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Role in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: A Systematic Review Please include the keyword "Gut-Brain Axis" in your submission. Submission Deadline: November 17, 2023 We welcome submissions from neurologists, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists, internists and other experts on this fascinating area of research with major clinical implications.

Oct 04, 2023

Call for Submissions Complete: AI and Robotics in Healthcare

We are living through a time of unprecedented innovation and advancement in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. With these advancements, healthcare is undergoing revolutionary changes, bringing about new methodologies, challenges, and opportunities. In light of this evolution, Cureus is calling for submissions of articles focusing on the impact of AI, robotics, or both of these technological advancements in healthcare. How are either or both of these technologies reshaping diagnostics, treatments, patient care, or the medical profession at large? What are the ethical implications, challenges, or limitations faced? How might we anticipate the role of these technologies in future healthcare scenarios? We invite physicians, medical practitioners, researchers, engineers, and others working in this fascinating intersection of technology and health to share their insights, experiences, and findings. We will consider: Original Research Review Articles Technical Reports Case Reports Editorials Example topics could include but are not limited to: The Use of AI in Diagnosing Diseases: Present and Future Robotics in Bariatric Surgery: Benefits, Limitations, and Challenges How AI and Robotics are Improving Patient Care and Experience AI in Medical Imaging: Opportunities and Concerns Ethical Implications of AI and Robotics in Healthcare To be included in this collection, please add the keyword "AI & Robotics in Healthcare" to your submission. All submissions will be featured on our email campaign and newsroom page.  We eagerly anticipate your contributions as we navigate and comprehend the impact of AI and robotics in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare.

Sep 27, 2023

Call for Submissions - Medical Forensics: True Crime Meets Medicine

The application of medical and scientific expertise to analyze crimes and establish facts in legal cases has long fascinated the public. From determining cause of death and time since death to toxicology testing and DNA analysis, medical forensics provides critical evidence in criminal investigations. Cureus requests original research, review articles, and technical and case reports exploring all aspects of forensic medicine and its role in the justice system. Please include the keyword "Forensic Medicine" in submissions. Submission Deadline: November 10, 2023 Example topics include: ABO Blood Grouping and Rhesus Factor Determination From Dental Pulp Tissue: A Forensic Research   Blood-Based Biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Narrative Review With Implications for the Legal System   Homicide-Suicide Partners: A Simulation of Injuries   Estimation of Time Since Death From Potassium Levels in Vitreous Humor in Cases of Unnatural Death: A Facility-Based Cross-Sectional Study   The Use of Volatile Substances in Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: A Systematic Review This call welcomes articles from forensic pathologists, psychiatrists, odontologists, toxicologists, dentists, DNA analysts, and other experts on the complex intersection of medicine, science, and criminal justice. Published articles will be promoted through our social media channels, a dedicated email campaign, and article roundups, ensuring maximum impact and exposure to a wide audience of medical professionals. Share your work on this ever-intriguing field!

Sep 25, 2023

Call for Submissions - Advances in Rheumatic Disease Treatments

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and osteoarthritis affect millions of patients worldwide. While often chronic and debilitating, recent years have brought exciting advances in pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological therapies. Cureus requests original research articles, review articles, technical reports, and case reports that explore novel therapeutic approaches and agents for rheumatic disease management. We aim to provide clinicians with cutting-edge insights into optimized care for this complex patient population. Please include the keyword "Rheumatic Diseases" in your submission. Example topics include: Impact of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 on Provision of Medical Care to Patients With Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease and the Practice of Rheumatology   Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Takayasu Arteritis: A Review of Current Advances   Oral Microbiome in Pre-Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Role of Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans in Bacterial Composition   Dairy Consumption: Does It Make an Impact on Self-Reported Disease Activity of Inflammatory Arthritis? Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023 Published articles will be promoted through our social media channels, a dedicated email campaign, and article roundups, ensuring maximum impact and exposure to a wide audience of medical professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your work on the future of rheumatology.

Sep 05, 2023

Cureus Impact Factor Announcement

We're excited to share a significant milestone with you all. The annual release of Clarivate’s Journal Citation Report (JCR) revealed that The Cureus Journal of Medical Science has been awarded its first Impact Factor (IF). This is a noteworthy achievement for our community, and we are proud to share it with you. Both the 2022 two-year IF and five-year IF are 1.2. These Impact Factors place us in the mid-ranking for medicine, a commendable achievement for a journal that prides itself on inclusivity and accessibility.                                        Impact Factors, alongside other metrics such as turnaround time, downloads and social media mentions can help to provide an overall assessment of journal quality and its research output in the community. Cureus metrics: Average Submission to Publication Time: 33 Days Total 2022 Article Views: 40.5 Million Articles Published for Free: 31% While we celebrate this achievement, we wish to restate that Cureus is a DORA signatory and reaffirm our commitment to assessing individual research articles on their own merits, rather than on an aggregate citation count for the journal. This is why we provide article-level metrics on every article page. We understand the importance of Impact Factor to many in the academic community, and as an academic publisher closely attuned to the needs of the research community, we acknowledge its significance. We believe that our inclusion in the Web of Science, and the subsequent Impact Factors, will be beneficial for many academics whose research output is still measured by metrics such as IF. We hope that, alongside this information, our article-level metrics and transparent publishing process will encourage more physicians and medical researchers to submit their work to Cureus, and thus benefit from broad readership and high-quality peer review. Your contributions, whether as authors, reviewers, or readers, have played a crucial role in this accomplishment. We encourage you to continue with us on our journey to democratize medical publishing. - The Cureus Team

Jun 30, 2023

Call for Submissions: Healthcare Systems Around the World

Screwed-up medical systems are a global problem, but successful healthcare models also exist in surprising locations. Quality, cost, equity, innovation, regulation, and more - where does your country fall short in its healthcare systems, and where does it excel? This call for submissions aims to foster a global dialogue among physicians and public health researchers deep in the medical trenches on important issues that inevitably impact patient care and outcomes. We encourage authors to reflect on personal experiences as healthcare providers, policymakers, or even medically knowledgeable patients. By sharing these perspectives, we can envision better healthcare systems for all. Eligible submissions from authors of all backgrounds, including healthcare professionals, researchers, and policymakers, will undergo editorial and peer review prior to publication. Due to the high quality of submissions we have received so far, we have decided to continue this “Healthcare Systems Around the World” call for submissions indefinitely.  Requirements: Eligible submissions must include an author with publishing experience who has completed residency training.  Submissions must include the keyword “Global Healthcare Systems”. Submissions must adhere to Cureus publishing guidelines and, if applicable, may be subject to Preferred Editing fees.  Example editorials: Challenges faced by Pakistani healthcare system: Clinician's perspective Lebanese Healthcare System: How Will the Aftermath Look? COVID-19 Pandemic and Challenges for Socio-Economic Issues, Healthcare and National Health Programs in India The Healthcare Model: Concepts and Challenges for Primary Healthcare in Brazil An Assessment of Canada’s Healthcare System Weighing Achievements and Challenges

Jun 01, 2023