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


Look No Further for Practical Tips to Engage Authors

Look No Further for Practical Tips to Engage Authors

How many hours of your working week are spent sending reminders to authors for their review or approval of a publication? Do you struggle to gain detailed input from authors given their busy schedules? Many medical publication professionals will be familiar with the challenges posed with these questions. As medical publication professionals, a portion of our day-to-day job includes following up with authors…

An Explosion of Digital Innovation During a Pandemic

An Explosion of Digital Innovation During a Pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on healthcare systems, colleagues, friends, and loved ones has been unprecedented and, in many cases, tragic. In thinking about digital innovation and the future, the effect of this pandemic will perhaps change our society forever in how we communicate in a variety of ways. Indeed, the speed, response, and efforts in tackling the ongoing crisis are…

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.


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