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Curēus Creates Academic Council to Guide Medical Publishing Revolution


150 Top Medical Researchers Join Editorial Board

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Curēus, the new generation medical journal, today announced the creation of the Curēus Academic Council to help launch its revolution in academic publishing.

Formed to help ensure Curēus 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 Curēus 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.

“Curēus is disrupting a 200-year old medical publishing industry wedded to outdated peer review practices that needlessly delay the creation and dissemination of medical knowledge,” said John Adler, MD, Curēus founder and editor-in-chief.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, Curēus 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 Curēus 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 Curēus 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 Curēus Editorial Board can be found at

About Curēus
Based in Palo Alto, California, Curēus is the new generation medical journal. Leveraging the power of an online, crowd-sourced platform, Curēus 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 Curēus Editorial Board to lend their support to the medical publishing revolution. For more information, visit

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