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General Medical Writing Resources

Here is the collection of general medical writing resource links. Click here to return to the medical writing links section.

American Medical Writers Association
The AMWA, founded in 1940, is the leading professional organization for biomedical communicators with over 4,000 members.

AMWA Journal
The AMWA Journal is the official publication of the AMWA. The quarterly Journal aims to be an authoritative, comprehensive source of information about the knowledge, skills, and opportunities in the field of biomedical communication worldwide.

European Medical Writers Association
EMWA has over 300 members from 20 countries, and includes academics and professionals working in-house or freelance for pharmaceutical and medical communications companies, research institutes, and in the field of scientific journalism.

Explore Biomedical Writing
A website designed by medical writers to educate high school students and other people interested in learning more about the field.

Health Writers Hangout
A resource for health writers providing health writing tips, news and writers' market information.

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences
Contains links to websites which provide instructions to authors for over 3,000 journals in the health and life sciences.

A valuable resource which provides direct links to medical journal author's guidelines.

Medicalese-English Translator
A resource from freelance health writer Linda Wasmer Andrews which gives plain English translations for 500 examples of medical jargon that health editors often encounter.

National Association of Medical Communicators
The mission of the NAMC is to unite and support medical journalists and communicators as they provide health information to consumers via various media, including broadcast, print and the Internet.

The Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct
The Health On the Net Foundation has elaborated the Code of Conduct to help standardise the reliability of medical and health information available on the World-Wide Web.

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