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

Transparency Matters – Take the Transparency Pledge!

Transparency Matters is a call to action launched by Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP), designed to raise awareness, provide resources, and improve the quality and transparency in reporting the results of industry-sponsored research. Similar to ISMPP, Transparency Matters seeks to…

ISMPP Members Offered Discount on EMWA Membership

The European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) is offering ISMPP members a 10% discount on EMWA membership. EMWA represents, supports, and trains medical communication professionals. It has more than 1,000 members in Europe and beyond. Members work in all sectors of medical writing…

Record-Setting Attendance at 2017 European Meeting of ISMPP

With 254 attendees participating in the European Meeting of ISMPP, January 17-18, 2017, in London, UK, the Society achieved a record-setting attendance for this increasingly popular conference. Building on its theme, The Evolving Role of Publication Professionals in a Multi-Stakeholder Environment, the meeting focused on…

Message from Our Leadership

Al Weigel
ISMPP President and CEO

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News and Trends

HEOR: Why It Is Changing the World of Medical Publications

Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has been the fastest-growing function in the pharmaceutical industry for a decade or more. Medical publication professionals are seeing publication plans increasingly populated by HEOR studies – particularly post-launch. While medical publication professionals are accustomed to working with…

Predatory Journals: Everyone’s Problem

The growing availability and marketing of “predatory journals” – fake or fraudulent journals with questionable or no quality control standards – raise challenges for the scientific community. It can be difficult to distinguish predatory journals from established journals, making it important for researchers, institutions, and medical publication professionals to know about their existence and practices…