Professional Publication Writing
07 Aug 2017
Publication of studies in peer reviewed journals is advocated by most researchers so that the results can be disseminated throughout the scientific community. Publication in high tier journals is also a prestigious issue for new drug development teams among all major Pharma companies. This has gained more importance in the last couple of decades owing to pressure on the industries to be transparent in publishing the results of all studies to allow clinicians and researchers to interpret the results which impact the management of diseases across the world.
Authors of these publications require dealing with several issues while preparing an article such as target journal selection, journal guidelines regarding the title, style and character count, number of tables and figures, resolution of images, word count of the manuscript, acknowledgements, copyright etc….. The publication writing process may turn out to be a complicated process for the aspiring author and also time consuming wherein they can devote more time towards their primary focus- research.
Pharma companies are outsourcing the development of manuscripts to skilled writers working in CROs and medical writing agencies to generate high quality papers. These writers are dedicated, trained, experienced, and aware of all the guidelines associated with publication writing, and provide a seamless collaboration coordinating with all the authors and stakeholders by means of effective communication and excellent project management with thorough professional approach.
As writers have the appropriate scientific background; they provide validated basis to the stakeholders to help them have appropriate understanding and interpretation of research data. They are well versed with the guidelines such as Good Publication Practices (GPP), Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) etc. to further ensure the process to be transparent with succinct writing. The writers are acknowledged for their such contribution in the manuscript.
A recent analysis of open-access journals by Gattrell et al in BMJ shows that taking the help of professional publication writers produced manuscripts with “higher quality of English” and also “more complete reporting of clinical trial results.”