Welcome To The MAP Newsletter

    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

Message from Our Leadership

Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


How Article-Level Metrics Can Improve Your Publication Planning

How Article-Level Metrics Can Improve Your Publication Planning

Effective publication planning requires a good understanding of the uptake and impact of individual publications. In the past, our ability to measure this has been limited because publication planners have only had access to journal impact factors and citation counts. With the advent of web-native and article-level metrics…

Advisory Boards: Words of Advice and a 10-point Checklist

Advisory Boards: Words of Advice and a 10-point Checklist

Are you considering running an advisory board meeting? Do you want to improve on an advisory board you managed recently – or are you about to start planning your first? Do you have questions such as: How do I plan the meeting? How can I ensure compliance with regulations? Whom should I invite? How can I ensure the meeting meets my objectives?…

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: The Authorship Order Dilemma

You are a company medical publication professional. The publication steering committee of a company-sponsored pivotal phase 3 clinical trial has selected investigators to serve as authors, but the committee and authors are having difficulty in deciding the order of authorship. During discussions, multiple authors believe that they have equal rights to the first author position based on their contributions. What Would You Do?


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