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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

Did You Know? Important Changes to the US Sunshine Act and More

The Educational Series on Data and Financial Transparency has been updated and is now available in the Member Center section of ISMPP’s website. The Educational Series is provided as a benefit to ISMPP members. An important addition to the Educational Series slide set is new information about…

ISMPP Sets Strong Educational Presence in Asia Pacific

Over 200 ISMPP members in the Asia Pacific region recently enjoyed two exciting educational events for medical publication and scientific communication professionals: the third Asia Pacific Meeting of ISMPP, held September 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan, and the first-ever ISMPP China Outreach Program, held August 23, 2019, in Shanghai, China…

Message from Our Leadership

Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


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 new 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: Delayed Review Calls Authorship into Question

You are a company medical publication professional. The lead author of a manuscript in development was key in acquiring data for the study and actively engaged in the initial discussions that shaped the outline for the paper. However, he/she was slow to send feedback…


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