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

June 2021: Mentorship

No one is born a medical writer. This issue will explore the important role that mentorship plays in the professional development of medical writers. 

Guest Editor: Clare Chang

The deadline for feature articles is March 8, 2021.

September 2021: Medical decision making and health technology assessment


This issue will focus on medical decision-making and will address issues at both the population level (e.g., health policy, resource allocation) and the individual level (e.g., individualized patient treatment decisions, involvement of caregivers). It will give medical writers a broad perspective over current issues and trends in medical decision-making and provide information and practical hints for how to describe decision-making processes and report data for health technology assessment.

Guest Editors: Claire Gudex and Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

The deadline for feature articles is June1, 2021.

December 2021: Medical journalism


We are living at a time when the general public is increasingly interested in scientific and medical advances. Hence, for medical writers, understanding our audiences and how to efficiently reach them is key. This issue will cover those insights.

Guest Editors: Evguenia Alechine and Phil Leventhal.

The deadline for feature articles is September1, 2021.

We continue to receive plenty of high-quality articles, but we are always happy to get more. If you are interested in contributing or you have ideas for upcoming issues, please contact us at editor@emwa.org.

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Editoral Board

Editor-in-Chief

Raquel Billiones

Co-Editors

Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Joselita T. Salita

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Raquel Billiones

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Jennifer Clemens

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Karim Montasser

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk