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Identifying appropriate journals in which to publish original research on vaccines against human infectious diseases - Volume 21, Issue

The most effective way of communicating new research findings is by publishing them in a peer-reviewed journal which is widely read and highly respected. To ensure that important new data are shared with the appropriate audience in a timely manner,…

Medical journalism: Another way to write about science - Volume 24, Issue

True journalism differs from public relations and uncritically reproducing press releases. It involves doing background research into the context surrounding the finding being reported, seeking comments from independent experts, and highlighting the…

Elements of storytelling in medical journalism - Volume 24, Issue

Medical journalists marry the techniques of technical medical writing and storytelling in their work. They need a high-level understanding of the science behind the story, but they must also skilfully employ techniques that draw in readers who may…

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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…

Journal Watch - Volume 26, Issue

Data sharing is encouraged by institutions and journals: Authorship of “shared” papers should be clearWhen researchers share data, the teams analysing them want to publish their results. How should authorship of publications be defined? Who are the…

So, you want to be a medical journalist? - Volume 26, Issue

What are the differences between medical journalism and medical writing? To find out, the authors reviewed several health-related publications and online resources, and interviewed two senior medical journalists. We learned that medical journalism…

Journal Watch - Volume 26, Issue

Journal Watch is based on the French language blog Rédaction Médicale et Scientifique by Hervé Maisonneuveavailable at

Journal Watch - Volume 25, Issue

"From the Editor-in-Chief: Journal Watch is the re-birth of a previous column edited by Nancy Milligan. We are happy to welcome Hervé Maisonneuve, MD as the new Section Editor for Journal Watch. Hervé is a contributing editor for several scientific…

Journal Watch - Volume 22, Issue

The journal impact factor, approximately the average number of times that primary research papers published in 2 consecutive years are cited in the following year, is the most widely used method of assessing the quality of a journal. However, this…

Journal Watch - Volume 25, Issue

Journal Watch is based on the French-language blog Rédaction Médicale et Scientifique, available at

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