This list of medical writing resources is updated as new resources become available or I become aware of them. If a link is no longer working or something is missing, I’d be happy to update the list. Just let me know.
Professional Associations and Certifications
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (acehp.org)
American Medical Writers Association (amwa.org)
Board Editors in the Life Sciences (bels.org)
Council of Science Editors (councilscienceeditors.org)
Drug Information Association (diahome.org)
European Medical Writers Association (emwa.org)
International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ismpp.org)
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (nordp.org)
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (raps.org)
AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers
COPE Guidelines – publication ethics guidelines including authorship, peer review, and retractions
EQUATOR Network – data reporting guidelines, summarized by study type
FDA reprint guidelines – distribution of medical publications on unapproved uses
GPP3 – publication guidelines for company sponsored research
ICH Guidelines – international guidelines for pharmaceutical regulatory documents
ICMJE Recommendations – authorship, editing, publishing, and peer review guidelines
National Guideline Clearinghouse – compilation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines at AHRQ
PhRMA Principles – guidelines for conducting clinical trials and communicating results
Writing and Editing Guides
Greene AE. Writing Science in Plain English. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press; 2013.
Health Literacy – information and resources compiled by the University of Rochester Library
Higgins JPT, Green S, eds. Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org.
Lang T, Secic M. How to Report Statistics in Medicine: Annotated Guidelines for Authors, Editors, and Reviewers. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians; 2006.
Publications Primer. International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; 2016. [for ISMPP members]
Tufte ER. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. 2nd ed. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press; 2001.
Wager E, Smith R. Getting Research Published: An A-Z of Publication Strategy. 3rd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2015.
Zieger M. Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2000.
Iverson C. American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 2007.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association; 2010.
Sabin W. The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2010.
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 7th ed. New York: The Rockefeller University Press; 2006.
Medicine and Science
Brunton L, Chabner B, Knollman B, eds. Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2011.
Hall JE. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2015
Porter RS, Kaplan JL, eds. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 19th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons; 2011.
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. 28th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.
Kienholz ML, Berg JM. How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded. New York: Oxford University Press; 2014.
Morrison DC, Russell SW. The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. Versions for NIH, NSF, USDA, and any agency.
Continuing Medical Education
SACME Resources – ethics guidelines, toolkits, and information on gap analysis among other topics
CME Educational Resource Library – instructional design, regulations, and more from Jacob Coverstone
AMWA members can access my webinar “Publish that Paper Now: Successfully prepare manuscripts that get published” and a Pocket Training “How to Find the Best Journal for Your Scientific Manuscript.”