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Suggested reading in recent issues of European Science Editing - Volume 25, Issue

Among the highlights of the November 2015 issue of European Science Editing (ESE) is an essay on whether interpretation of research ethics is universal. Writing from an Iranian perspective, Behrooz Astaneh describes how cultural norms and inadequate…

Essential modules for teaching publication writers - Volume 22, Issue

Medical writers often help train researchers to compose and publish scholarly articles. Although this represents only a small portion of what medical writers do, it is important for those who train academic researchers to be knowledgeable and…

The Section of Scientific Publications at the Texas Heart Institute - Volume 24, Issue

The Section of Scientific Publications is a service within the Texas Heart Institute created to help our roughly 200 clinicians and scientists present, publish, and obtain funding for their research. We provide substantive and language editing,…

European Science Editing: May 2015 picks - Volume 24, Issue

In the ironically titled ‘The increasing pseudodignification of medical prose’, retired consultant Neville W. Goodman bemoans the failure of medical writers (by which he means people who write scientific papers) to use simple words.1 Goodman…

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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…

The Write Stuff Archive

The Write Stuff Archive The Write Stuff was the name of EMWA’s journal starting in 1998 and up until the name was changed to Medical Writing in 2012. This archive contains issues of The Write Stuff dating back to 2002. Volume: 20 | Issue: 4 |…

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…

The illusion of certainty and the certainty of illusion - Volume 25, Issue

Critical thinking is necessary to edit a scientific article. However, in addition to questions about the language, we can also question the assumptions, documentation, and implications of the research, in a process I call “analytical editing.” A…

NICE guidance on health technologies and the role of editors - Volume 22, Issue

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation in England responsible for developing national guidance, standards, and information on providing high-quality health and social care, and preventing and…

A PhD and medical writing: A good match - Volume 25, Issue

The transition out of academia can involve a good deal of change. For PhDs who enjoy writing, a career in medical communications is a viable option. The field of medical writing is broad, encompassing everything from regulatory affairs, to writing…

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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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