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  • Vol. 38 No. 4 (2023)

    In the final issue of 2023, the AMWA Journal explores ethics in medical communication with theme articles on ensuring ethical publication practices through embracing diversity and researching potential bias in continuing education. Topical features in this issue include regulatory writing for medical devices and the business of medical writing. This issue also contains the results of AMWA's 2022 DEI survey and entries in the Conscious Writing, Science Series, and Freelance Focus columns.

  • Vol. 38 No. 3 (2023)

    In this issue of the AMWA Journal, we invite you to explore the theme of Global Medical Communication, including articles on the role of open access, plain language, and translation in medical writing. This issue also contains new pieces in the Conscious Writing, Science Series, and Freelance Focus columns, as well as spotlight articles on the 2023 AMWA Award recipients.

  • Vol. 38 No. 2 (2023)

    In this issue of the AMWA Journal, we place a spotlight on scientific publications with guest editor, Qing Zhou. Included in this issue are an overview of the Good Publication Practice (GPP) 2022 guidelines, an interview with one of the authors of the GPP 2022 update, and a guide to working on clinical research manuscripts. Also featured in this issue is part 1 of a 3-part series on the business of medical writing which takes a look at defining the value proposition as well as a report on the results of an AMWA survey on medical writing apprenticeship programs. In addition, there are new contributions from the Science Series and CE Craft Corner sections.

  • Vol. 38 No. 1 (2023)

    In the first AMWA Journal issue of 2023, we revisit trends and opportunities in medical communication presented at the 2022 Medical Writing & Communication Conference including transcripts of award addresses and a selection of session reports. This issue offers timely and topical features on inclusive language, grantsmanship, and the use of artificial intelligence in medical communication.  In addition, find new contributions from the Freelance Focus, Conscious Writing, and In the Service of Good Writing sections.

  • Vol. 37 No. 4 (2022)

    In this issue of the AMWA Journal, guest editor Art Gertel and a panel of expert contributors provide insight into the future of medical writing. Additional articles feature one author's experience working as a medical writer with a disability and updates to ClinicalTrials.gov. Also in this issue are new pieces from the Freelance Focus and Everyday Ethics sections, as well as the debut of Conscious Writing, a new column by Crystal Herron that helps writers bring awareness and intention to their craft.

  • Vol. 37 No. 3 (2022)

    In this issue of the AMWA Journal, we explore diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within AMWA’s medical writing community and discuss how medical communicators can embrace DEI in their work. Theme articles include a look into AMWA’s member demographics, a piece on Web accessibility, a discussion on avoiding bias in continuing education, and the announcement of AMWA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  Statement. Also in this issue are new articles in the Freelance Focus, Social Media, and In the Service of Good Writing columns.

  • Vol. 37 No. 2 (2022)

    In AMWA Journal's first theme issue of 2022, we look at Communicating Science with Guest Editor Thomas Schindler. This issue features articles themed around Communicating Science, including a piece from our Guest Editor on Plain Language Summaries, as well as entries in the Freelance Focus and Practical Matters sections.

  • Vol. 37 No. 1 (2022)

    This issue features highlights from the 2021 Medical Writing & Communication Conference in addition to timely feature articles. The issue also includes new articles from the Freelance Focus and Everyday Ethics sections.

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    Vol. 36 No. 4 (2021)

    This issue features a 3-part series on the value of medical writing.  Also find articles on effective communication between medical writers and creative teams, an interview on predatory publishing with Jeffrey Beall, and new articles from the Practical Matters and Social Media sections.

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    Vol. 36 No. 3 (2021)

    The Fall 2021 AMWA Journal, Volume 36 Number 3, offers new articles from the Social Media, In the Service of Good Writing,  and Freelance Focus sections, along with 3 featured articles. Also, learn about our distinguished members receiving prestigious AMWA awards and get to know your 2021-2022 slate of officer candidates. 

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    Vol. 36 No. 2 (2021)

    Read the "First Word" from new Editor-in-Chief, Michael G. Baker, PhD.  This issue also includes new articles from the Science Series, Practical Matters,  Freelance Focus and Everyday Ethics sections. Learn about the AMWA 2021 Award Recipients and find a preview of the #AMWA2021 virtual conference

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    Vol. 36 No. 1 (2021)

    This issue features highlights from the 2020 Medical Writing & Communication Conference. The issue also includes new articles from the Statistically Speaking, Practical Matters, Around the Career Block, and Member Matters sections, along with other featured content.

  • Vol. 35 No. 4 (2020)

    This issue features timely research and articles including partnering with patients as authors, harnessing the power of social media to enhance health communication, achieving a work-life balance, and finding value in networking online. Explore new content in the Science Series, Members Matters, Practical Matters, and Freelance Focus columns as well.

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    Vol. 35 No. 3 (2020)

    This issue features timely research and articles including the rise of the messy CV, essential proscriptions in the COVID-19 era,  survey results from the Impact of the Pandemic on Medical Communicators Survey, and an #AMWA2020 conference preview. Find new content in the Science Series, Around the Career Block, Practical Matters, and Freelance Focus columns as well.

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    Vol. 35 No. 2 (2020)

    This issue features timely research and articles with topics including predatory publishing, ethical interactions with health care professionals, social media in the time of coronavirus, and more results from the 2019 Medical Communication Compensation Survey.

    Find new content in the Statistically Speaking, Around the Career Block, and Freelance Focus columns as well.

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    Vol. 35 No. 1 (2020)

    This issue features highlights from the 2020 Medical Writing & Communication Conference in addition to timely feature articles. The issue also includes new articles from the Statistically Speaking, Practical Matters, Around the Career Block, and Member Matters sections, along with In the Service of Good Writing.