Posted on 04 Mar 2022

Joint Position Statement on Predatory Journals - new translation available

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and the the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) recognize the challenges to scientific publishing being posed by predatory journals and their publishers, which employ practices undermining the quality, integrity and reliability of published scientific research. The Joint Position Statement complements several other sets of guidelines that have helped define the characteristics of a predatory journal.

By joining with AMWA and ISMPP in both developing and publicizing the Joint Position Statement on predatory journals, EMWA is providing a valuable service to publication professionals around the world by enabling them to more easily read, understand, and apply the principles of this JPS.

In order to raise awareness among non-English speakers about the responsibilities of medical writers and publication professionals concerning this significant issue, EMWA has initiated the translation of this statement into European languages. We are proud to announce the posting of the JPS translation into Russian by Eugenia Radkova, Kristina Bondareva, Ksenia Starodubtseva, Ekaterina Bulaeva, Darina Gromykoby and Eugenia Radkova who were responsible for the translation, proofreading, and QC of the document.

In order to access the translation, please click here.

We are currently looking for translators. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Abe Shevack ( or the EMWA Head Office (