Medical Writing Writing for Patients
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Volume 29, Issue 4 - Writing for Patients

December 2020

Editorial

Editorial - Writing for Patients

Editorials - Passing the Torch: The Sequel/Filling Big Shoes

Foreword: Writing for Patients, Foreword from the EMA

President's Message

President's Message

EMWA News

EMWA News

Feature Articles

Promoting equity in understanding: A cross-organisational plain language glossary for clinical research

Medical abbreviations with multiple meanings: A prescription for disaster

Writing for patients: When and how?

Lay summaries for Phase 1 trials in healthy volunteers

Participant information – an ethics committee view

Establishing a patient publication steering committee: A case study with insights for medical writers

Translation: A transcultural activity

Writing for the internet

Social Media: A tool that can benefit public health?

Partnering with patient associations: Engaging medical writers to support health literacy for patients

Pharmaceutical clinical trials transparency and privacy

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Medical Devices

Regulatory Matters

In the Bookstores

Good Writing Practice

My First Medical Writing

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Out on Our Own

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Scope

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

Editor-in-Chief

Raquel Billiones

Co-Editors

Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen

Pharmacovigilance

Jennifer Clemens

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk