The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) released their Joint Position Statement on Predatory Publishing in July 2019, published in Current Medical Research & Opinion (CMRO). The organizations are pleased to announce that six months after publication, the Joint Position Statement is available in eight languages: Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, and English.
The Chinese and Japanese translations of the Joint Position Statement are available on the ISMPP website. Translations into German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Romanian are accessible on the EMWA website. EMWA has planned future translations into the following languages: Swedish, Polish, Greek, Spanish, French, Catalan, Arabic, Armenian, and Hebrew.
“Raising global awareness of the serious threat that predatory publishing poses to the scientific literature is of paramount importance. The availability of the Joint Position Statement in multiple languages is a significant action towards improving global awareness of predatory publishing,” said Robert J. Matheis, PhD, MA, President and CEO, ISMPP.
“The availability of the Joint Position Statement in multiple languages is a significant action towards improving global awareness of predatory publishing.”Robert J. Matheis, PhD, MA, ISMPP President and CEO
AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP encourage their members to share information about the Joint Position Statement and its translations with fellow peers, authors, and other interested individuals involved in medical publications.
ISMPP expresses its sincere appreciation to Cactus Communications, Ronnie Lin, and Greta Ge for their work on the Chinese translation of the Joint Position Statement, and to ThinkSCIENCE and Yumiko Imani for their efforts with the Japanese translation.
EMWA would like to thank the following individuals for their excellent work in translating the Joint Position Statement into the specified languages: Anne Bartz and Annika Malin Bruger, German; Tiziana von Bruchhausen and Andrea Rossi, Italian; Lutgart Opstaele and Sarah Chemistri, Dutch; Maria João Almeida and Diana Ribeiro, Portuguese; and Georgiana Orbeanu and Carmen Schmechel, Romanian.