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About the Journal

The AMWA Journal is a nationally circulated, peer-reviewed publication of the American Medical Writers Association that aims to be the authoritative, comprehensive source of information about knowledge, skills, and opportunities in the field of medical communication worldwide. 

In support of the mission of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the AMWA Journal works to advance the broader profession through the publication of content that reflects the interests, concerns, and expertise of medical communicators. Its purpose is to inform, inspire, and motivate medical communicators.

Subscribe to the AMWA Journal

A digital subscription to the AMWA Journal is included with AMWA membership.

Write for the AMWA Journal

Submissions to the AMWA Journal are welcome. Review our Instructions for Contributors to learn more about submission process. Write for one of our regular sections or consider writing an article for an upcoming theme issue:

Call for AMWA Journal manuscript contributions – Digital Revolution theme issue

We are seeking manuscript contributions for the AMWA Journal Summer 2024 theme issue, Digital Revolution. We are particularly interested on pieces on artificial intelligence (AI) tools for medical communicators and on emerging regulations related to AI and machine learning that pertain to medical communicators. However, we welcome other proposed topics relevant to the theme.

The deadline for initial draft manuscripts for this theme issue is 23 February 2024. If you wish to contribute a theme-based manuscript for the Summer 2024 issue, please contact Kyla Ross, the Guest Editor this issue and Technology Talk section editor, at

Educating the Next Generation of Medical Writers (Fall 2024)

Submissions due 24 May 2024

Health Economics and Outcomes Research (Winter 2024)

Submissions due 30 August 2024

Volunteer for the AMWA Journal

We welcome volunteers to provide peer review and other valuable services. Contact the Journal Editor-in-Chief, Michael Baker, at to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

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