Welcome To The MAP Newsletter

  The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals


ISMPP (pronounced IzMap) is the only nonprofit organization founded by medical publication professionals for medical publication professionals



ISMPP Highlights

Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

The aim of the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research…

Recent ISMPP Member Publications and Presentations

ISMPP is pleased to share several recent publications and presentations by Society members. We encourage our members to publish and present research and information related to publishing practices to advance the medical publications profession, and improve standards and best practices…

Message from Our Leadership

Yvonne Yarker
Chair, 2016-2017 ISMPP Board of Trustees

Read Yvonne's Message

News and Trends

Clinical Trials: An Overview of the Bread and Butter of Publications

The first reference to a clinical trial can be found in the Bible. In that trial, conducted by King Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC), children fed a strict diet of meat and wine were compared to children fed pulses (eg, beans, peas, lentils) and followed for 3 years (by the way, the children on the meat and wine diet were deemed healthier)…

RWE: A Brave New World for the Medical Publications Professional

Real-World Evidence (RWE), according to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), comprises “Data used for decision-making that are not collected in conventional randomized controlled trials (RCTs).” RWE is not new; collection of RWE has been mandated for the pharmaceutical industry for many years…