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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Medical Writing Themed Issues for 2020 and 2021

March 2020: Visual communications

Medical communications frequently include a visual component to aid in transmitting difficult concepts and articulating ideas. Graphics are crucial to translate the growing amounts of data available and to quickly communicate information in digital tools. Medical writers should understand how to visually engage the reader, either by preparing their own graphic material or collaborating with design or illustration professionals.

Guest Editor: Ana Goios

June 2020: The data economy

In an increasingly digitised world, data are economic assets that are becoming the lifeblood of the world economy. Medical writers need to know how the data economy affects the development of healthcare products and should understand which big data repositories are reliable, the specialised data analysis approaches needed, and the issues around big data protection.

Guest Editors: Raquel Billiones and Sam Hamilton

September 2020: European Union regulations


This issue will focus on new EU regulations and their impact on medical writing. Key topics will include changes to centralized procedures, effects of Brexit on the EMA, and new regulations on medical devices, drug-device combinations, and veterinary medicines.

Guest Editor: Ana Madani

The deadline for feature articles has passed.

December 2020: Writing for patients

This issue will feature articles from some of the key opinion leaders in the area of writing for patients. We will cover aspects such as the current state of information given to patients and how we can do this better, the role of the medical writer with patient associations, the patient voice in research publications
and writing up patient-reported outcomes, writing for the internet, and how patient needs are being incorporated into traditional medical communications.

Guest Editor: Lisa Chamberlain James and Amy Whereat

The deadline for feature articles is September 8, 2020.

March 2021: Social media

For many people, social media has become a primary source of information, including that related to medicine and healthcare. This issue will include articles about this trend, how to leverage different social media tools and how to write for social media.

Guest Editor: Diana Ribeiro

The deadline for feature articles is December 8, 2020.

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