= an “open source” online medical journal that shares material, is available and free to anyone, and allows researchers to publish their findings at no cost within days
'Curēus (pronounced “curious”) is an “open source” online medical journal that shares material, is available and free to anyone, and allows researchers to publish their findings at no cost within days – rather than the months or even years it typically takes for research to be made public. It’s built on a “crowdsourcing” platform that allows readers to rate material based on the article’s quality, rather than the mere fact it was published in a prestigious publication.
“We’re trying to take the huge revolution in communication and blend it with the medical world,” said Adler, who has published more than 200 papers in traditional medical journals throughout his career. “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. But medical journals are still stuck in this 200-year-old paradigm.”
Adler said he sees everyone benefiting from the expanded access to information, except possibly the traditional medical journals. “We aspire to be the journal, not just a journal,” he said. (http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2012/12/19/stanford-neurosurgeon-launches-new-open-source-medical-journal-built-on-a-crowdsourcing-model/)