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Is anyone stealing your articles? Exploding copyright myths - Volume 21, Issue

Management of intellectual property rights, and copyright in particular, is usually handled by publishers on behalf of authors. However, many authors are worried about assigning copyright to publishers and are unclear about what this implies. This…

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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…

Instructions for Authors

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…

Profile: An interview with Phil Leventhal - Volume 25, Issue

How and why EMWA members should contribute to the journal At the beginning of this year, Medical Writing (MEW) changed from Maney Publishing to Hastings Printing Company. This has allowed the journal to dispense with the need for copyright transfer…

In the Bookstores - Volume 26, Issue

What Every Medical Writer Needs to Know: Questions and Answers for the Serious Medical Author They say “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but the title of this book lends itself to curiosity. In What Every Medical Writer Needs to Know, Dr Robert B.…

Writing Matters - Volume 21, Issue

Writing matters to medical writers … or at least it should. But sometimes we are more consumed with the content of a document than the writing itself. And some might even argue that detailed medical or scientific information cannot be written as…

Letter from the Editor - Volume 25, Issue

A step – no a leap – forward In 2012, the journal’s precursor, The Write Stuff, became Medical Writing under the guidance of then Editor-in-Chief Elise Langdon-Neuner. The Write Stuff had been managed almost single-handedly by Elise, and the shift…

What can twitter do for me? - Volume 22, Issue

Like everything, the usefulness of twitter depends on what the user does with it. Here is an assortment of information that can be obtained if you selectively follow organisations with twitter accounts relevant to your interests or…


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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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