Cureus Medical Journal Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

Cureus Medical Journal Featured in San Francisco Chronicle
John R. Adler M.D.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed John Adler, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University and Editor-in-Chief at Cur&#275us. They were interested in our revolutionary concept of using crowdsourcing to evaluate and publish medical papers.

John Adler points out that “Nowadays, you wouldn’t go to a restaurant without Yelping it first. You wouldn’t go see a movie without seeing what Rotten Tomatoes had to say about it.”

Still for some reason the world of medical journals is stuck in a 200 year old paradigm. He has spent the last three years changing the status quo.

The Cur&#275us model was created to expedite the process of medical publishing. An editorial board of experts will review submitted papers within days rather then months. But most of all, Cur&#275us is moving medical journals into the open from behind pay walls.

“The average Joe has little to no access to the medical literature today,” Adler said. “It’s not right. It should be a human right.”

Although the idea of crowdsourcing seems revolutionary, Dr. Adler’s vision has been stirring for some time.

He writes in A New Age Of Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals that he founded Cur&#275us “to address the challenges I have observed first-hand as an editor of numerous journals and an academic physician who has published and reviewed for years. We can do much better by authors, reviewers and certainly patients. This is the mission of Cur&#275us.”

Read the entire article at SF Gate.

Update: Fast Company picked this story up as well.

Cureus Gooses Poster Competition With iPhone 5

Cureus Gooses Poster Competition With iPhone 5
iPhone 5 or Kindle Fire HD? – NFL replacement referees can’t decide.

Popular posters will now bring you popular devices. Varian Medical Systems has thrown in a new prize incentive for posters with the most votes in our Cur&#275us Fall 2012 Poster Competition.

The highest vote-earner and their mentor will get to choose either a brand new iPhone 5 or a Kindle Fire HD. Being popular isn’t everything… but sometimes it’s pretty darn cool.

“While our competition gives residents, medical and graduate students the chance to win prizes, the long-term benefit is that publishing to Cur&#275us allows valuable poster content to live on and be shared, long after the conference at which they are presented. That’s truly priceless.” said Cur&#275us President, Tobin Arthur.

Submit your posters by October 5 and compete with medical and graduate students from around the world in over 40 categories. These categories include all major medical specialties. The sooner you register the sooner you can begin promoting your poster.

Read more details about our Fall Poster Competition.

Welcome To Cureus Fall 2012 Poster Competition

Welcome To Cureus Fall 2012 Poster Competition

John Adler, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University and Editor-in-Chief at Cureus, officially kicks off the Cureus Fall 2012 Poster Competition in his latest video.

Our Poster Competition is open to medical and doctoral students as well as residents and fellows. Poster submission period will be open until Friday October 5. Winners will be announced Monday October 22.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 — along with cash prizes awarded for top posters in each category.

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