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Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part II: Research on spoken medical English - Volume 23, Issue

In the second part of the review on ‘English for Medical Purposes’, I present the main results of the research conducted on spoken interaction in medical settings. I start with those EMP studies that have a clear pedagogical goal, followed by EMP…

Teaching English for Medical Academic Purposes at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia - Volume 22, Issue

The Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia, has a long tradition of learning and teaching English for Medical Academic Purposes (EMAP). EMAP is considered extremely important for our medical students' academic and professional life. Our EMAP…

Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part I: Research on written medical discourse - Volume 23, Issue

In this two-part review, I present the birth and growth of ‘English for Medical Purposes’, a branch of applied linguistics. This first part summarises the research conducted on English-medium written medical discourse, from early register analysis…

Combined workshops on medical writing and publication ethics for Japanese postgraduate students and faculty members - Volume 22, Issue

Although the importance both of skills in medical writing in English and of an understanding of ethics in medical publishing is increasingly recognised, these subjects are not comprehensively taught to Japanese medical doctors and students. Limited…

Online plain English and readability resources - Volume 24, Issue

To encourage individuals and businesses to write in simpler, more readable English, private and government-backed enterprises have created a number of freely available online resources. While most relate to general English use, some are devoted to…

Time to make it shorter: Plain English in our context - Volume 24, Issue

Plain English in medical and scientific writing is not one-size-fits-all, because audiences differ. Advice on writing plain English abounds. In 1946, George Orwell, best known as the author of 1984, formulated a much quoted, compact set of rules for…

New myths about English - Volume 21, Issue

My first 39 myths about English were published in The Write Stuff in a series of articles between January 2006 and January 2008. The myths are mainly drawn from claims about English made by participants at my training events on the use of English

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,…

Medical writing in the Middle East - Volume 22, Issue

Medical researchers in Middle Eastern countries have been forced to confront the fact that scientific publication has become the cornerstone of knowledge dissemination and academic promotion. Regional initiatives, such as the foundation of the…

Medical Communications - Volume 24, Issue

Dear all, A very warm welcome to the first issue of Medical Writing in 2015! This whole issue is dedicated to a subject very close to my heart (as I'm sure you're all well aware of by now) – plain language. Naturally, everyone benefits from text…

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