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

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 June 1, 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 September 1, 2021.


March 2022: Sustainable communications


Sustainability is a key focus area across all economic sectors, including the pharmaceutical, medical technology, and veterinary and healthcare industry. This issue will focus on where and how scientific and medical writing can contribute to current debates on scientific and environmental problems and their impact on human health, and emerging career opportunities for medical writers in this area.

Guest editors: Surayya Taranum and Elisa Sala

The deadline for feature articles is December 1, 2021.



June 2022: Medical devices


The implementation date of the EU Medical Device Regulation has arrived marking a new era of heightened attention to medical device safety and performance. This issue will explore the experiences, challenges, and lessons learned over the last years preparing for the MDR requirements as well as potential opportunities these changes bring. Moreover, we touch base on the implementation of the EU In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation and on other aspects of writing for medical devices.

Guest editors: Kelly Goodwin Burri and Beatrix Doerr.

The deadline for feature articles is March 1, 2022.


September 2022: A virtual workforce

Working remotely/working from home has become the norm these days. The September 2022 issue of Medical Writing will focus on various aspects of working from home- the good, the bad, the ugly. We will have articles on the challenges of writing from home, managing teams and also, on how some of us overcome these challenges and enjoy this opportunity.

Guest Editor: Archana Nagarajan

The deadline for feature articles is June 1, 2022.


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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Editorial 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

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

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

Tiziana von Bruchhausen

Pharmacovigilance

Jennifer Morris

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk