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Learning and teaching clinical writing - Volume 22, Issue

Clinical writing, a specialised type of medical writing, refers to the types of writing health professionals use on a daily basis such as medical charts and forms. It requires knowledge of both formal and informal medical language and culture. An…

The clinical study protocol and medical writing: A good fit? - Volume 23, Issue

The characteristics of the clinical study protocol (CSP) are discussed with regard to (i) its structure and (ii) its development process. The benefits of medical-writing involvement into both aspects are highlighted. In particular, medical writers…

Medical writing in the Russian Federation: Promises and pitfalls - Volume 22, Issue

More and more clinical studies are taking place in Russia, making it an attractive market for medical writing. In 2011, the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation approved over 550 new clinical studies of all types, a 16% increase over the…

Working with authors to develop high-quality, ethical clinical manuscripts: Guidance for the professional medical writer - Volume 23, Issue

One measure of career success for clinical researchers is reporting their findings in a peer-reviewed journal. Writing a clinical manuscript that has impact and relevance to their intended audience is crucial for publication success. However,…

Project management in medical publication writing: A less explored avenue in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations - Volume 25, Issue

Drug development forms the core of the pharmaceutical industry. Medical writing is a key function in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations that works on scientific publications and regulatory dossiers. Regulatory writing

Non-clinical health writing - Volume 23, Issue

We medical writers have a unique and valuable skill set, which includes, most notably, the ability to understand and clearly communicate complex medical information. We are also experts at working with multifunctional teams, compiling detailed…

The changing face of medical writing in India - Volume 22, Issue

Economic liberalisation has led to an influx of clinical research and a boom in the medical writing industry in India. Medical writers in India at present contribute mostly to medical communications, health journalism, and academic medical…

The joys of outlining in medical writing - Volume 21, Issue

Using an outline to organize your writing project can help keep you on a straight path and avoid wandering into wastelands of irrelevance. There are various formats – the classic hierarchal model, the IMRAD system used for research reports, the…

Successfully outsourcing medical writing - Volume 24, Issue

A large proportion of medical writing activities are now outsourced. This means the need for medical writing service providers is growing, and with increased demand there comes an increased supply of providers. The challenge that arises in such a…

Layperson summaries of clinical trial results: Useful resources in the vacuum of regulatory guidance - Volume 24, Issue

To meet the requirements of the clinical trial regulation, preparation for the publication of lay summaries on the European database should be undertaken as soon as possible. However, as of July 2015 (at the time of writing this article), no…

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