Medical Writing Medical journalism

Volume 30, Issue 4 - Medical journalism

December 2021

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Medical journalism in a new era

From the Editor - On journalism, the Nobel Peace Prize, and the paths we travel by

President's Message




Suggested Reading

How to write about coronavirus: Best practices for health writers

Feature Articles

Addressing vaccine hesitancy in writing: How has COVID-19 changed hesitancy communication, and what works?

Comics aren't just for kids: Using cartoons in medical communications

Tweeting publications: A short DIY guide to Twitter copywriting for medical writers

How to write for health websites

Plain language summaries of publications: What has COVID-19 taught us?

Science communication: A guide to creating online scientific content that engages

Sustainable development, climate emergency, and journalism: The emerging role of medical writers

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Digital Communication

Regulatory Matters

Medical Writing Humour

Veterinary Medical Writing

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients


Good Writing Practice

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

News and Notes from the World of Medical Writing

Out on Our Own



The Write Stuff Archive Contact Instructions for Authors Article Template (Word) Journal Policies


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.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

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