Medical Writing Visual Communications

Volume 29, Issue 1 - Visual Communications

March 2020

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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.

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