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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Upcoming Issues of Medical Writing

March 2023: Clinical trials

Medical writers and communicators are involved in clinical trials, from writing the trial protocol to reporting and publishing the trial results. This issue will focus on our roles, responsibilities, the documents we create, and our audience. Furthermore, we will also cover the regulations and best working practices governing documentations for clinical trials.

Guest Editors: Raquel Billiones and Ivana Turek.

The deadline for feature articles has now passed. 

June 2023: Freelancing
Freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for medical writers and communicators, but it's not as straight forward as finding a few clients and getting paid. There's so much more involved. Freelancers are mini business owners and to be successful, you need a plethora of skills, be self-motivated, driven, and adaptable and take the highs with the lows. In this issue, the authors will discuss what options are out there for freelancers, how to get started, and all the challenges that you may come across. Freelancing can be a lucrative business but addressing all the factors is key to being successful.

Guest Editors: Laura Kehoe and Satyen Shenoy

The deadline for feature articles has now passed. 

September 2023: Automation/software
Streamlined complex medical report writing supported by artificial intelligence/machine learning is making its way into clinical regulatory writing. The medical writing automation’s goal is to speed up and ease clinical development processes by reducing the time and cost involved in creating and keeping regulatory documents up to date. This issue will examine current issues, challenges, and opportunities towards human guided medical writing automation systems.

Guest Editors: Shiri Diskin and Daniela Kamir

The deadline for feature articles is June 1, 2023.

December 2023:Biotechnology
Biotechnology uses biological systems and living organisms in R&D and production processes. Biotechnologies include biologic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals like monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and advanced therapy medicinal products, including gene and cell therapies and tissue engineered products. In addition, biotechnologies support the product lifecycle, for instance, in non-clinical work using in silico, in vitro, and animal testing methods. Also, support services personnel like those in biobanks and supply chains require an understanding of biotechnology. This issue focuses on the crucial role of writing and communications in biotechnology and product development.

Guest Editor: Jennifer Bell

The deadline for feature articles is September 2023.

Special Note to Authors
We continue to receive many high-quality articles, but we are always happy to receive more on any topics of potential interest to medical writers. If you are interested in contributing an article or you have ideas for upcoming issues, please contact us at


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Editorial Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Amy Whereat

Petal Smart

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk