Medical Writing Sustainable communications

Volume 31, Issue 1 - Sustainable communications

March 2022

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Stepping up: Sustainability and medical writing

From the Editor - A call to action

President's Message

The past - the present - the future



Suggested Reading

Feature infographic - EMWA's commitment to sustainability

Feature Articles

Carbon footprint of clinical trials: a high-level literature review

Preventing biomedical research waste

Ins and outs of environmental risk assessments (ERA) of medicinal products for human use

Veterinary sustainability

Infographic: Your sustainable lifestyle journey

Lifelong learning opportunitites are available for all

The role of health literacy in the healthcare decision-making process

Fake news and vaccination: How the Science Anti-Fake News team in Argentina is fighting the infodemic

Race and ethnicity in biomedical literature: A narrative review

Update of the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards: CHEERS 2022

Interview: A career journey in sustainability: Three questions for Alex Schuman, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Schrödinger

A medical writing primer for oncology dossiers

Transparency and public disclosure: What climate research can learn from clinical research – and vice versa

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Veterinary Medical Writing

Lingua Franca and Beyond

My First Medical Writing

In the Bookstores

Good Writing Practice

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications





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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