Cureus began in 2009 as PeerEMed. It was relaunched under its current name in 2012, and acquired in December 2022 by Springer Nature. Publication in the journal is free to researchers if they meet the journal’s rigorous writing and formatting requirements. Failing that, authors must purchase editorial services from Cureus in order to proceed to publication. According to Cureus’ published promotional data, 51% of its submissions are accepted, and 64% of its published authors pay for these editorial services.