Cureus Channels: A Window into Your Organization

It’s a new age for medicine, and for medical journals, too. The advent of many exciting, cutting-edge medical techniques is mirrored by the rise in popularity of online journals. While the traditional print journals are led by stalwarts such as New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and Nature, the recent explosion of online journals makes it more difficult than ever to stick out from the crowd.

Perhaps you’re a physician or researcher who’s looking to publish your work; as anyone who’s published before knows, there are a multitude of factors that influence such a decision. What can the hundreds of different online journals do to convince you that they’re the right place to publish?

Cureus channels offer a wholly unique opportunity to medical schools, departments and professional societies that have opted not to produce a journal of their own. Creating a journal is an expensive and complicated endeavor; however, there are myriad benefits to having your group’s members published in the same place, perhaps covering the same general topic area.

Some groups will create their own journals, and for those societies with ample cash and an extensive queue of articles ready to be published, perhaps that’s the right choice. But what about everyone else? Maybe your school doesn’t have a few million dollars to spare, or maybe your society is a small, but growing group with a steadily increasing stream of articles.

SMISS Channel
The SMISS Channel

A Cureus channel could be the answer. Offering the chance to gather all of your school or society’s clinical and research activities in one place, a Cureus channel is a unique branded page that increases your visibility by assisting in clinical research publication and promotion to broad professional and patient communities. Cureus is currently hosting channels for the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology, the International Pediatric Simulation Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and ZEISS.

Each organization appoints a channel editor to oversee submissions and encourage fellow members to contribute, but the foundational editorial work is all handled by Cureus. Think of a channel as a window into your organization, a place to see what your colleagues or fellow students are up to, all while exchanging valuable research and information in your field of expertise. We’ve launched four channels so far, with several more on the way. Get in touch with us today if you’d like to explore whether or not a channel is right for you.

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Our Intraoperative Fluorescence Research Publishing Competition is Now Live!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Intraoperative Fluorescence Research Publishing Competition sponsored by ZEISS is now live! (And yes, we know the title is a mouthful.) A part of our first article publishing competition, we’ve partnered with the good folks over at ZEISS to create an outlet for all the latest research concerning microscope-integrated intraoperative fluorescence.

Intraoperative Fluorescence

The competition will remain open through July 28th, 2014 so you’ve still got plenty of time to gather your research and submit your work. We’ve already spent time elsewhere going over the competition details (check out the competition page if you don’t believe me), so instead of rehashing all the boring details, I’ll use this opportunity to focus on the truly good stuff, the stuff that should be getting you excited to enter our competition.

And what’s that, you ask? Two things:

  1. Our outstanding collection of reviewers hand-picked specifically for this competition. Led by Dr. Robert Spetzler, our reviewer pool features 9 highly accomplished professionals in the world of neuroscience. This is a rare opportunity to have your research reviewed by an esteemed group of physicians offering constructive feedback that could help you throughout your research career.
  2. Cold hard cash prizes. The author of the article with the highest SIQ score will be awarded the Grand Prize for Scientific Acclaim along with a cool $3,000. And that’s not all – two additional “Educator” Awards will be handed out (along with $1,000 each) to the authors of the articles with the most views and audience engagement, respectively.

And just as a reminder, publishing with Cureus is always 100% free. No strings attached. So what do you have to lose? Take a look at the competition details and enter your research today!

Not sure if this competition is right for you? Leave a comment on this post (or email us at support@cureus.com) and we’ll get right back to you with all the information you need.