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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

ISMPP West 2019: A Pivotal Educational Meeting

ISMPP West 2019: A Pivotal Educational Meeting

ISMPP West 2019 proved to be a pivotal meeting for the Society’s educational presence on the US West Coast. This second-ever ISMPP West, held November 14-15, 2019, was highly regarded and was well-attended with 124 participants, topping last year’s ISMPP West…

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: Manuscript Review by Non-English-Speaking Authors Raises Concerns

You are providing medical writing support on a manuscript for which all non-industry authors are from a non-English-speaking country. The manuscript is written in English, but it is clear from the kick-off call that very few of the non-industry authors have a good understanding of English…

 

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