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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

ISMPP West 2020: Our Profession in a COVID-19-Impacted World

ISMPP West 2020: Our Profession in a COVID-19-Impacted World

The virtual ISMPP West 2020 meeting, October 1-2, focused on the topics-of-the-day as they relate to medical publications and communications in a COVID-19-impacted world. With 126 participants, the meeting – themed The Winds of Change: Navigating Uncharted Territory for Medical Communication Professionals – was…

Message from Our Leadership


Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends

 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Defining a Roadmap for Our Profession

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Defining a Roadmap for Our Profession

A Call to Action to Medical Publication and Communication Professionals. With the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) have never been more visible nor played a more dynamic role in healthcare. As medical publication professionals, we have a crucial role in communicating scientific research accurately and truthfully…

Look No Further for Practical Tips to Engage Authors

Look No Further for Practical Tips to Engage Authors

How many hours of your working week are spent sending reminders to authors for their review or approval of a publication? Do you struggle to gain detailed input from authors given their busy schedules? Many medical publication professionals will be familiar with the challenges posed with these questions. As medical publication professionals, a portion of our day-to-day job includes following up with authors…

What Would You Do?

In our role as medical publication professionals, we may occasionally encounter situations in which it is not obvious how to ensure good publication practice. Have you ever wished you could consult the ISMPP membership for guidance when these situations arise? Here’s your opportunity!

What Would You Do? is a section of The MAP that presents case scenarios as an educational tool for medical publication professionals. The section provides a case scenario to ponder, and readers are invited to participate in a poll by selecting one of the listed solutions. Readers can also submit their thoughts on the scenario anonymously. The poll results, plus educational insights, are posted in a later issue for readers to digest.

POLL RESULTS: Compensating a Statistician Author for Time Spent on a Manuscript?

You are a company medical publication professional. A freelance consultant statistician is paid by the sponsor to undertake complex analyses for a study. These data are to be included in a manuscript and the statistician is invited to participate as an author so that the data can be appropriately described. The statistician agrees, but requests to be compensated for the time spent contributing to the manuscript…

 

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