John Dixon, independent medical writer and trainer in scientific writing skills, assesses readability tools for screening biomedical text and their value to medical writers and editors. Recorded 4 October 2017 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Readability tools: are they useful for medical writers?
Working with multiple authors to develop and submit a manuscript, while adhering to best practice guidelines, is a complex process. In a free webinar, provided by ICON plc, medical communications … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR] Evolving best practices for working with authors – authorship and beyond
The Dizzy Awards – named after the baseball player and announcer Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean whose poor grammar and syntax became almost his trademark – are given for examples of … Continue Reading The medical writing award you don’t want to win!
Gavin Sharrock, Business Development Director at John Wiley and Sons, provides insights on medical publishing, and how the pharma industry and medcomms agencies can work effectively with societies. Recorded 6 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Working with medical societies
Here at The Publication Plan we want to make sure that our freely accessible, central online news resource continues to be an invaluable tool for everyone interested in the development … Continue Reading We need you! The Publication Plan Survey 2017.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already being used in scientific publishing for a range of functions: from identifying peer reviewers and detecting plagiarism, to checking for poor reporting, data fabrication and … Continue Reading Is artificial intelligence the future of scientific publishing?
Josh Brown, of ORCiD describes their vision of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, … Continue Reading [VIDEO] An introduction to ORCiD
Ben McLeish of Altmetric explains how this data science company is dedicated to tracking and analyzing the online activity around scholarly research outputs, and how you can use their tools … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Altmetric data, services, and platform: An overview
Caroline Struthers of The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network describes how this international initiative promotes transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting … Continue Reading [VIDEO] The EQUATOR Network: supporting writers to publish high-impact health research
Paul Farrow of Oxford PharmaGenesis reviews the published evidence that supports the new AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers. Further information about the statement can … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Unpacking the evidence behind the AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement
Chris Winchester of Oxford PharmaGenesis presents details of the new AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers that was published earlier this year. Further information about … Continue Reading [VIDEO] AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers
Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of The 16th Annual International Publication Planning (TIPPA) Meeting
Over two days last month (21–22 February 2017), around 100 delegates and exhibitors attended The 16th Annual International Publication Planning (TIPPA) meeting in San Diego. The agenda was centred around … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of The 16th Annual International Publication Planning (TIPPA) Meeting
Recently, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) reviewed its Policy for Relationships with Companies (2013) and removed proposed restrictions, deciding instead that disclosure rather than restriction was more conducive … Continue Reading New ASCO policy on author relationships with companies
For a seemingly innocuous punctuation mark, the Oxford comma generates a surprising amount of controversy. Otherwise known as the serial comma, the Oxford comma is written after the penultimate item … Continue Reading Pay dispute won thanks to missing Oxford comma
P values are commonplace in the reporting of biomedical research, with a value lower than 0.05 generally considered by most as an indication of a statistically significant result. However, with … Continue Reading The significance of p values
Jayne Packham, a Medical Information, Medical Affairs and ABPI Code of Practice trainer and consultant, talks about the challenges of writing well for patients and the public and provides her … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Writing for patients and the public – top tips for medical writers