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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

GPP4: Development Is Underway

GPP4: Development Is Underway

ISMPP is honored to have the opportunity to sponsor the next iteration of the Good Publication Practice (GPP) guidelines, an industry-leading document to guide the ethical development of medical publications. Development of the GPP4 guidelines is now well underway, with a Steering Committee established and working steadily on revisions to the guidance…

Open Pharma Releases Position Statement on Open Access

Open Pharma Releases Position Statement on Open Access

Open Pharma recently released its Position Statement on Open Access, which advocates that access to pharmaceutical company-funded research should not be restricted by journal paywalls. The Position Statement points out that approximately half of all biomedical research is funded by pharmaceutical companies. In the Position Statement, Open Pharma sets out its…

Message from Our Leadership

Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


Death by PowerPoint is a Preventable Condition

Death by PowerPoint is a Preventable Condition

Despite presentations having long been at the heart of communication within our industry, they are still a format we struggle to optimize. Following our practical and well-received parallel session, Working with PowerPoint as your Co-presenter, at the 15th Annual Meeting of ISMPP…

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 RESULTS: 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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