Medical Writing Visual Communications

Volume 29, Issue 1 - Visual Communications

March 2020



President's Message

President's Message



Feature Articles

Medical illustration in the 21st century and beyond

Visualisations in science communication: Friend or foe?

How and why it works: The principles and history behind visual communication

Get your (visual) act together: Optimising the design of labels and arrows in medical illustrations

A picture is worth a thousand words

The evolution of the scientific poster: From eye-sore to eye-catcher

Leveraging infographics in study schemas

Enhancing accessibility of study data: The development of a graphical abstract for lay summaries of clinical trial results

Connecting medical writers in Portugal through visual communication

Clinical trial design: Considerations for medical writers developing clinical trial protocols

Planting a “non-biological” seed – will this meme persist?

Regular Sections

Regulatory Matters

News from the EMA

Journal Watch

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Veterinary Medical Writing

Good Writing Practice

Medical Writing Humour

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.

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