Welcome To The MAP Newsletter

    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

ISMPP Member Publications and Presentations

ISMPP is pleased to share information about a journal editor survey conducted by Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP), the recent release of COMPare study results, and the 26 posters from the 2019 European Meeting of ISMPP…

Exciting News from The MAP Working Group

The MAP Working Group is excited to introduce “What Would You Do?” an engaging and interactive poll now available in The MAP newsletter. All readers are welcome to participate! “What Would You Do?” presents case scenarios as an educational opportunity…

Message from Our Leadership

Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


Rare Diseases: How to Develop an Effective Publication Strategy

Various challenges and conundrums are associated with strategic publication planning in rare diseases. These include how to contend with the non-traditional methods synonymous with rare disease research and evidence generation, and how best to disseminate the results to the target audiences for the rare disease…

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: Author Says “No COI” Despite Possible COI

You are a publication professional. A non-industry author states on his/her conflict of interest (COI) form that he/she has “no COI” despite your knowledge that he/she is engaged by several companies for consultancy and speaker engagements. What would you do?


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