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 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 has now passed.

December 2022: Open science and open pharma

Open access ensures that the highest quality, peer-reviewed evidence is available to anyone who needs it, anywhere in the world. This issue will focus on how open access and plain language summaries improve transparency, advance medical science and ultimately improve patient care. Focus will also be given to how Open Pharma, a group of pharmaceutical companies and other research funders, alongside healthcare professionals, regulators, patients, publishers and other stakeholders in healthcare, are driving this goal.

Guest Editors: Martin Delahunty, Tanya Stezhka, and Chris Winchester.

The deadline for feature articles is September 1, 2022.

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 is December 1, 2022.

Also coming in 2023: Special Issues on Freelancing, Automation, and Biotechnology

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


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Editorial Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Jennifer Bell


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


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