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 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…

Global Transparency Committee

With the evolving requirements and expectations for the pharmaceutical industry to increase its transparency related to clinical trial data, medical publication practices and financial disclosure, the need exists for ISMPP members to stay apprised of recent developments and current best practices for adoption by their companies. The ISMPP Global Transparency Committee…

Message from Our Leadership

Yvonne Yarker
Chair, 2016-2017 ISMPP Board of Trustees

Read Yvonne's Message

News and Trends

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…

Think and Act Globally When It Comes to Publication Planning

Patients have common and unique needs throughout the world. Global publication planning and execution is critical to ensure relevant data are available to health care providers (HCPs). Publication planning professionals need to be in lockstep with international colleagues to make sure publication plans are prepared and executed in an inclusive manner…