Curēus, New Open-Source Medical Journal Created by Stanford Neurosurgeon John Adler,Scientific Research More Readily Availa
Posted Dec 25 2012 4:26pm
All publications are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which is great as that’s what I use for the Medical Quack. Curēus is always free for both publishers and readers and is indexed on Google and Bing. In addition they also have a blog for additional information outside of official published documents and you can follow them on Twitter. BD
From the website:
“Based in Palo Alto, California, Curēus is the medical journal for a new generation of both doctors AND patients. Leveraging the power of an online, crowd-sourced community platform, Curēus promotes medical research by offering tools that better serve and highlight the people who create it, resulting in better research, faster publication and easier access for everyone.
We make it easier and faster to publish your work - it's always free and you retain the copyright. What’s more, the Curēus platform is designed to provide a place for physicians to build their digital CV anchored with their posters and papers.
Today, generating an audience for your paper depends almost entirely on a journal's circulation, limiting exposure to only a few thousand physicians in your field. Medicine is increasingly cross-disciplinary and physicians are reading thought-provoking papers from specialties outside their own - while patients have virtually no access to this important content. Curēus is cross-disciplinary and gives access to leading edge content to everyone.”
Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler , MD, has launchedCurēus , a new open-source medical journal that leverages crowdsourcing to make scientific research more readily available to the general public.
Curēus joins the ranks of a growing number of open-access journals including PLoS, which was founded a decade ago by UC Berkeley and Stanford scientists. Peter Binfield, formerPLoS One editor and co-founder of PeerJ, discussed how open-access publishing can accelerate scientific research in this past Medicine X blog entry .
Dr. Adler is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford Medical School and has published more than 150 papers throughout his academic career. Dr. Adler is also the inventor of Cyberknife and was the founder/CEO of publicly traded Accuray Inc. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.