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For the greater good…Can agency competitors cooperate to advance medical publication practices? - Volume 24, Issue

The business of medical writing is competitive, but can it be cooperative? Is it time for agencies, which provide professional and ethical publication support to authors, to cooperate for the greater good of the medical publication profession?…

Medicines information for patients: Insights into research and practice for medical writers - Volume 21, Issue

Many people do not take their medicines as prescribed, and medicines can cause harm if not used appropriately. In addition, in most health systems there is increasing discussion about involving patients in decisions about their health – including…

The needs assessment in continuing medical education - Volume 23, Issue

The needs assessment component of a continuing medical education grant proposal document describes why a specific programme should be developed. Medical writers frequently play a central role in producing the needs assessment as an important first…

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Journal Policies   Editorial policies and peer review process All feature articles submitted to Medical Writing are reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board. All Editorial Board members are experts in the field of medical writing and members…

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Instructions for Authors SCOPE Medical Writing , the official journal of EMWA (the European Medical Writers Association), is a quarterly journal that aims to educate, inform, and entertain medical writers. Medical Writing publishes themed issues…

Taming Microsoft Word® - Volume 23, Issue

The long, complex documents that medical writers often work with can place unusual demands on a word processing program. Microsoft Word® is a powerful program, but that does not mean using it properly is always easy or intuitive. Many problems…

If a misinformed voice speaks out in the wilderness and no one refutes it, does it make a sound? A call to advocacy - Volume 22, Issue

The pharmaceutical industry has been a soft target for many years. Attacks by journalists, politicians, and the lay public tend to be triggered by publications with which professional medical writers are associated. Fault is found, either in the…

A decade of change: A new ISMPP has arrived - Volume 22, Issue

Founded originally as a not-for-profit society to provide education, advocacy, and best practices for those involved in medical publication planning, the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has grown in size to over…

Writing narrative style literature reviews - Volume 24, Issue

Reviews provide a synthesis of published literature on a topic and describe its current state-of-art. Reviews in clinical research are thus useful when designing studies or developing practice guidelines. The two standard types of reviews are (a)…

A rising tide: Hospitals and social media - Volume 21, Issue

The advent of social media has changed the face of healthcare communications. More and more hospitals are recognizing this fact and seeking to integrate tools like Twitter® and Facebook® into their own communications strategies. This article gives…

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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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