Posted on 27 Dec 2021

Journal announcement

Dear EMWA members,

We have a special treat for you to read during the holidays.

Welcome to the 4th issue of Medical Writing (MEW) for 2021, now available on our website.

This issue is devoted to Medical Journalism, guest edited by Evguenia Alechine and Phil Leventhal and is the perfect theme to wrap up the year. We are living at a time when the general public is increasingly interested in scientific and medical advances. However, infodemic is becoming a major problem. For medical writers and communicators, understanding our audiences and how to effectively reach them is key. This issue covers a wide range of articles on the challenges and benefits of writing for the public. Happy reading and Happy New Year!!!

Upcoming issues of Medical Writing:
March 2022: Sustainable communications

Sustainability is a key focus area across all economic sectors, including the pharmaceutical, medical technology, and veterinary and healthcare industry. This issue will focus on where and how scientific and medical writing can contribute to current debates on scientific and environmental problems and their impact on human health, and emerging career opportunities for medical writers in this area. This issue is closed for submissions.
Guest editors: Surayya Taranum and Elisa Sala

June 2022: Medical devices
The implementation date of the EU Medical Device Regulation has arrived marking a new era of heightened attention to medical device safety and performance. This issue will explore the experiences, challenges, and lessons learned over the last years preparing for the MDR requirements as well as potential opportunities these changes bring. Moreover, we touch base on the implementation of the EU In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation and on other aspects of writing for medical devices. The deadline for feature articles is March 1, 2022.
Guest editors: Kelly Goodwin Burri and Beatrix Doerr

September 2022: A virtual workforce
Working remotely/working from home has become the norm these days. The September 2022 issue of Medical Writing will focus on various aspects of working from home- the good, the bad, the ugly. We will have articles on the challenges of writing from home, managing teams and also, on how some of us overcome these challenges and enjoy this opportunity. The deadline for feature articles is June 1, 2022.
Guest Editor: Archana Nagarajan

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. And if you are into visual communications, consider designing a cover for one of the upcoming issues. If you are interested in contributing or you have ideas, please contact us at

Raquel Billiones
Editor-in-Chief, Medical Writing