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

ISMPP Member Publications and Presentations

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

Asia Pacific Meeting of ISMPP: An Important Regional Achievement

The second Asia Pacific Meeting of ISMPP, held September 5, 2017, in Tokyo, Japan, was attended by over 125 individuals from 10 countries. Attendees represented a diverse group, including the pharmaceutical industry, medical communication companies, academia, journal editors/publishers, and government…

Message from Our Leadership

Al Weigel
ISMPP President and CEO

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News and Trends

From Reviews to In-Silico Trials: An Overview of the Publication Landscape

In the current publication landscape, medical writers and other publication professionals need to distinguish and identify the key elements that go into the various types of reviews and analyses. This article will provide an overview of review articles, meta-analyses, and computer modeling, such as in-silico trials, and how they apply to the publication landscape…

Beware the Imposter: Predatory Conferences Lure the Unsuspecting

Predatory conferences are “for-profit, low-quality academic meetings that exploit researchers’ need to share and publish their research” (1) and have been variously described as “questionable” (2), “fraudulent, bogus” (3), “fake” (4), “scam” (5), “dubious” (6), “scientifically bankrupt” (7), and “the dark side of the open access movement” (8). Predatory conferences are…