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ISMPP Sets Strong Educational Presence in Asia Pacific

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 - NEW!

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: Journal Editor Makes Substantial Changes on Page Proofs

You are a medical publication professional and have achieved acceptance of a manuscript into a top-tier journal after much discussion among authors and peer reviewers, resulting in several rewrites of the manuscript and its associated conclusions. You have now received page proofs for which comments need to be returned to the journal within 48 hours. The journal editor has made additional substantial changes…


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