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Volume 22, Issue 1 - Medical Writing Education

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Retracted publications, the issue of poor results reporting, and the increasing value of online teaching methods.

Fang et al.1 think that it is important to evaluate scientific publications that have been retracted because they feel studying projects that have failed can give a vital indication of the current state of errors in the scientific process.

Writing and the communication of ideas is obviously crucial in the scientific community, and is the core aspect of our jobs as medical writers.


  1. Fang FC, Steen RG, Casadevall A. Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2012;109(42):17028–33.
  2. Global Alliance of Publication Professionals (GAPP), Woolley KL, Gertel A, Hamilton C, Jacobs A, Snyder G. Poor compliance with reporting research results – we know it's a problem … how do we fix it? Curr Med Res Opin 2012;28(11):1857–60.
  3. Phadtare A, Bahmani A, Shah A, Pietrobon R. Scientific writing: a randomized controlled trial comparing standard and on-line instruction. BMC Med Educ 2009;9:27.



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