Medical Writing Social media

Volume 30, Issue 1 - Social media

March 2021

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Social Media

From the Editor - On social media: Once a passive observer – now an active user

President's Message

President’s Message



Feature Articles

But it is work: My perspective on social media

Capitalising on social media marketing to raise confidence in COVID-19 public health information and vaccines

Sleepless in times of COVID-19

Challenges of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey to inform working practices

Social media video content for the healthcare industry

A wonderful "Medium" for medical writers

Social media scheduling: How not to spam your followers

Social media and the rise of predatory journals: A case report

Social media, communication challenges, and the role of a scientific writer in standing up for science

Social media and altmetrics: The pharma perspective

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Medical Devices

Veterinary Medical Writing

Regulatory Matters

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients

Good Writing Practice

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Out on Our Own



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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

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