Medical Writing Health Economics and Market Access What can twitter do for me?

Volume 22, Issue 3 - Health Economics and Market Access

What can twitter do for me?

Like everything, the usefulness of twitter depends on what the user does with it.

Here is an assortment of information that can be obtained if you selectively follow organisations with twitter accounts relevant to your interests or requirements.

@GAPPTeam 28 Jun We've published an article about ethical authorship

@cochranecollab 6 Jun Find out if you're eligible for free access to The #Cochrane Library:

@BMJ_Qual_Saf 21 May How to write a paper about patient safety or quality improvement

@theNCI 19 May Need information about cancer drugs? It's all right here, from A to Z:

@TheSfEP 14 May Style sheets for users of PerfectIt -

@CScienceEditors 13 May Free webinars from @AllenPress to cover social media, APCs, author guildelines, marketing, copyright agreements:

@AIDSinfo 9 May Looking for fact sheets on #HIV/AIDS-related topics? We have a variety of plain language fact sheets for you!

@wellcometrust 3 May Apostrophes seem to be topic of the week here so we thought we'd share this piece on neurodegenerative disease names

Of course you can also use it to follow your favourite band:

@RichardHawley 14 Jun For Your Lover Give Some Time

Or even listen to birds tweeting while writing:

@AAGmedical 22 May Are you up early enough to hear tweet of the day on BBC radio 4? I was yesterday…lovely way to start the day

If this has stirred your interest, sign on, get yourself an account and join the twitterati*.

For more information on setting up an account go to

Alison McIntosh

Follow me on twitter @AAGmedical

*Definition of Twitterati (from oxforddictionaries. com): keen or frequent users of the social media website Twitter


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Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

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

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk