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Volume 28, Issue 3 - Trends in medical writing

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A proposal to define a new category of bad practice – The non-publication of clinical trial results


  1. Tatsioni A, Karassa FB, Goodman SN, Zarin DA, Fanelli D, Ioannidis JP. Lost evidence from registered large long-unpublished randomized controlled trials: a survey. Ann Intern Med. 2019 May;171(4):300.
  2. Wallach JD, Krumholz HM. Not reporting results of a clinical trial is academic misconduct. Ann Intern Med. 2019 May;171(4):293.
  3. Johnson R, Watkinson A, Mabe M. The STM report. An overview of scientific and scholarly publishing. International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers. Fifth Edition, October 2018.
  4. Heneberg P. The troubles of high-profile open access megajournals. Scientometrics. 2019;120(2):733–6.



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When less is more: Medical writers as guardians of curated content
Predatory publishing – what medical communicators need to know
AMWA – EMWA – ISMPP Joint Position Statement on Predatory Publishing
How to combat medical misinformation with a sound content strategy
Subcontracting: Not for the faint of heart
Lay summaries and writing for patients: Where are we now and where are we going?
Clinical trial disclosure: Perspective from a medical writer for a contract research organisation
The 360° approach to authoring risk management plans
Trends in regulatory writing: A brief overview for aspiring medical writers
The medical writing landscape in China
News from the EMA
Regulatory Matters
Medical Communications and Writing for Patients
In the Bookstores
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Veterinary Medical Writing
Medical Devices
My First Medical Writing
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Good Writing Practice
Regulatory Public Disclosure
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