Cur&#275us is disrupting a 200-year old medical publishing industry.
Cur&#275us, the new generation medical journal, today announced the creation of the Cur&#275us Academic Council to help launch its revolution in academic publishing.

Formed to help ensure Cur&#275us aspires to the highest academic standards, the Academic Council includes a select group of world-renowned academics and past presidents from such leading institutions as Stanford University, the Salk Institute, the University of Chicago, the National University of Singapore and the American Medical Association.

By leveraging broad ranging experience of the members, and their formidable understanding of the medical and scientific research communities, the Academic Council will help Cur&#275us to drive change within the medical publishing industry. This new model for scholarly publishing will focus increasingly on authors and reviewers of science thereby accelerating the process of paper publication and breaking down barriers to much wider readership.

“Cur&#275us is disrupting a 200-year old medical publishing industry wedded to outdated peer review practices that needlessly delay the creation and dissemination of medical knowledge,” said John Adler, MD, Cur&#275us founder and editor-in-chief. “The depth and breadth of knowledge represented by the members of our Academic Council and Editorial Board will ensure that we deliver on our promise of true and meaningful change, resulting in a far more effective means of progressing medical science.”

In addition to the Academic Council, Cur&#275us has created an editorial board comprised of nearly 150 members from major medical schools in the United States and around the world, including a who’s who of leaders from most of the major medical specialties. This broad-based coalition of Cur&#275us Editorial Board members provides both the necessary expertise and influence within the medical research community to enable a single, open-access, cross-disciplinary alternative to the nearly 6000 siloed medical journals that exist today.

“It is time for those who publish innovations to innovate the process itself,” said Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD, Harvard Medical School.

The complete roster of the Cur&#275us Academic Council includes:

• Professor William R. Brody, MD, PhD, President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
• Peter Carmel, MD, Chair of the New Jersey Medical School Department of Neurological Surgery; past President, American Medical Association
• Samuel Hellman, MD, University of Chicago Medicine
• Donald Kennedy, PhD, President Emeritus of Stanford University
• Professor John Wong Eu Li, MBBS, Deputy Chief Executive, National University Health System, Singapore

More information about the Cur&#275us Editorial Board can be found at http://www.cureus.com/editorial_board.

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About Cur&#275us

Based in Palo Alto, California, Cur&#275us is the new generation medical journal. Leveraging the power of an online, crowd-sourced platform, Cur&#275us promotes medical research by focusing the publishing process on the people who create it, resulting in better research, faster publication and easier access for everyone. Leading physicians from all over the world have joined the unparalleled Cur&#275us Editorial Board to lend their support to the medical publishing revolution. For more information, visit http://www.cureus.com.

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