Posted on 29 Sep 2022

Medical Writing: September 2022 Issue Out Now

Dear EMWA members,

We are happy to share with you the autumn edition of Medical Writing.

Working virtually has become the norm these days. This issue focuses on various aspects of working remotely – the good, the bad, the ugly. We have articles on the challenges of writing from home, managing teams remotely, and building working relationships across the virtual divide. Congratulations to Archana Nagarajan, the editorial team, and our contributors for putting together an awesome issue.


Coming next in December 2022:

Open science / open access

Open access ensures that the highest quality, peer-reviewed evidence is available to anyone who needs it, anywhere in the world. This issue will focus on how open access and plain language summaries improve transparency, advance medical science, and ultimately improve patient care. Focus will also be given to how Open Pharma, a group of pharmaceutical companies and other research funders, alongside healthcare professionals, regulators, patients, publishers and other stakeholders in healthcare, are driving this goal.

Guest Editors: Martin Delahunty, Tanya Stezhka, Chris Winchester

And here is what we have in store for you in 2023:

March 2023: Clinical Trials

Medical writers and communicators are involved in clinical trials, from writing the trial protocol to reporting and publishing the trial results. This issue of MEW will focus on our roles, responsibilities, the documents we create, and our audience. Furthermore, we will also cover the regulations and best working practices governing documentations for clinical trials. The deadline for feature articles is December 2022.

Guest Editors: Ivana Turek, Raquel Billiones

June 2023: Freelancing

Freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for medical writers and communicators, but it's not as straight forward as finding a few clients and getting paid. There's so much more involved. Freelancers are mini business owners and to be successful, you need a plethora of skills, be self-motivated, driven, and adaptable and take the highs with the lows. In this issue, the authors will discuss what options are out there for freelancers, how to get started, and all the challenges that you may come across. Freelancing can be a lucrative business but addressing all the factors is key to being successful. The deadline for feature articles is March 1, 2023.

Guest Editors: Laura Kehoe and Satyen Shenoy

Also coming up in 2023 are special issues on Automation and Software (September 2023) and Biotechnology (December 2023).


Take note of our paperless option

Our journal is fully open access 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.”

Raquel Billiones

Editor-in-Chief, Medical Writing