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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…

The yin and yang of medical writing in China - Volume 22, Issue

China is becoming a superpower in many areas, including the global medical literature. In this article, we describe medical writing in China, with a focus on efforts to enhance the yin (quality) and yang (quantity) of publications. Quality…

From researcher in Europe to medical writer in India - Volume 21, Issue

This is an article about my returning back to India from Europe and transition from research career to a profession of medical writing. I was introduced to medical writing through European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) while I was in Europe.…

Good clinical practice (GCP): A universal call for ethics in biomedical research - Volume 23, Issue

Today, the principles of good clinical practice (GCP) form such an integral part of the development of new medicines that they could easily be taken for granted. Yet, the road to a universal code of ethics in human experimentation is paved with…

Medical writing education - Volume 22, Issue

Although medical writing as a career has been around for a few decades, medical writing education is relatively new. Many medical writers end up teaching scientific or medical writing, and have built their courses and their teaching style without…

About the Medical Writing Journal - Volume 21, Issue

The official journal of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) has changed its name from The Write Stuff to Medical Writing, which is being published by Maney Publishing. This marks a leap forward for the journal, which is now in its 19th…

Manuscript Writing - Volume 21, Issue

Guidelines for manuscript writing: Here to help Although sometimes maligned, guidelines make manuscript writing easier and increase the chances of getting published. A good set of guidelines can be used as a checklist (many even include…

Mentorship in EMWA: A perspective - Volume 22, Issue

Mentorship is a relationship practised in many fields of endeavour, including business, and has been recognised to be an important driving force in enhancing career development and professional satisfaction for both mentors and mentees. The…

Regulatory writing basics - Volume 23, Issue

The role of a regulatory writer is to produce regulatory documents (usually taken to refer to documents that are submitted in some form to the health authorities). These documents should adhere to the relevant guidance and be fit for purpose, meani…

Oncology and medical writers - Volume 21, Issue

Let me start this first editorial in an old journal with a new name by explaining why a medical writing journal has a theme issue on oncology and includes articles that are not directly related to writing. Medical writers write about research that is…

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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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