Posted on 05 Apr 2024

Medical Writing March 2024 Issue: Translation

We are happy to launch our first issue this year – our March 2024 edition on Translation. The issue “explores the transformative role of translation in advancing medical communications and improving access to healthcare.” Big, big thanks to Claire Harmer and Ana Sofia Correia for putting this volume together.
And here’s what we have planned for 2024:
June 2024: Soft Skills for Medical Writers
Medical writing is a highly specialised field that requires a unique combination of technical knowledge, writing skills, and soft skills to produce high-quality work. While technical knowledge and writing skills are undoubtedly important, it is how one interacts with people that can truly set medical writers apart and enable them to succeed in their careers. This issue will focus on how soft skills are used within the different areas of the medical writing industry, and we hope it will provide valuable insights and inspiration for medical writers at all stages of their careers.

Guest Editors: Clare Chang and Nicole Bezuidenhout
The deadline for feature articles has passed. 
September 2024: Clinical Trial Transparency and Disclosure
The clinical trial transparency and disclosure space continues to grow at pace. With the EU Clinical Trial Regulation being applicable since the 2022 launch of the Clinical Trials Information System comes increased requirements for public-facing documents. Provision of a summary of clinical trial results in lay language is also now mandatory in the EU. Challenges continue in balancing protection of personal data of trial participants with transparency, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of these bring opportunities for medical writers to drive best practice in authoring clinical trial documents with disclosure in mind.

Guest Editors: Holly Hanson and Alison McIntosh
The deadline for feature articles is June 1, 2024.
December 2024:
Medical Writing Around the World Medical writing transcends geography, demography, language, and culture. To date, EMWA has over 1400 members from 48 countries on 6 continents, and we want to celebrate the diversity and global presence of the medical writing community. In this issue, we will focus on medical writing activities around the world and will delve into topics like the benefits of having geographically diverse teams, translation and language-specific challenges, the landscape of global freelance medical writing, etc. We hope that these insights will assist the medical writing community in strengthening interactions and collaboration with teams and freelancers spread across the world.

Guest Editors: Asha Liju and Evguenia Alechine
The deadline for feature articles is September 1, 2024
Take note of the journal paperless option
Our journal is available electronically and can be read online or downloaded as pdf. If you want to explore the green paperless MEW experience, you can opt out of receiving the paper copy of the journal in your EMWA profile under “Preferences.”
We continue to receive plenty of high-quality articles, but we are always happy to get more. Also, the EMWA Creative Team can provide support in creating graphics and visuals for your articles.
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Raquel Billiones
Editor-in-Chief, Medical Writing