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

13th Annual Meeting of ISMPP – A Great Success!

The 13th Annual Meeting of ISMPP was a great success, with its programming focused on the meeting theme, Global Publication Practices: Advancing Ethics and Scientific Integrity in an Era of Data Sharing. Over 560 attendees participated in the meeting, held May 1-3, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland, USA…

Advocacy & Outreach Committee Focuses on Strategic Targets

One aspect of ISMPP’s mission is to advance the medical publication profession globally through education, advocacy, and professional collaborations. ISMPP fulfills this mission in various ways, with the Advocacy & Outreach (A&O) Committee serving a key role. The current A&O Committee is focusing its effort on three strategic targets…

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…

Message from Our Leadership

Yvonne Yarker
Chair, 2016-2017 ISMPP Board of Trustees

Read Yvonne's Message

News and Trends

ICMJE Releases Highly Anticipated Data Sharing Requirements

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which is comprised of various member journals including the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and The Lancet, just published its highly anticipated data sharing requirements on June 6, 2017. These new requirements are subsequent to the ICMJE’s initial clinical trial data sharing proposal published in January 2016…

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)…