We have exciting news to share! I have been recently published in the Swiss Medical Journal on how to prevent manuscript rejection. The Swiss Medical Journal is a top-notch publication and is the main source for information on the medical field and healthcare system among Swiss healthcare professionals. Since our article has been published in German, […]
About Frank Waaga
Frank has a passion for medical communications and over 12 years of experience providing professional and reliable support to product teams in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry.
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It’s relatively easy to create a brochure, website or exhibition describing your medical device product — list the technological innovations that make the device safer, easier to use and better-performing. Although these features are important, focusing exclusively on communicating them may not actually be convincing surgeons and administrators to purchase and use your devices. Websites, […]
The recent vote in the European Parliament’s Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has created a lot of concerns for the medical device industry in Europe. The main fear is that the proposed amendments will do little to improve patient safety and that we are now witnessing a grotesque political compromise in […]
Anyone who has read a paper published in a biomedical journal before, say, the 1960s would initially be surprised not only by the less formal, more conversational style of the text but also by the rather vague and ambiguous presentation of the findings. The Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRAD) format medical writers and researchers […]
One important aspect of writing a manuscript that every medical writer should keep in mind, aside from accurately portraying the clinical research findings of course, is to make it memorable. In other words, the ‘message’ should be as compelling, clear and thought-provoking as possible, and the text shouldn’t get too bogged down in exploring every […]
In our previous blog post, we talked about the changes in medical science publishing over the past 20 years that led to the rise of open access journals. Here we talk to, Alessandro Diana, a paediatrician at University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland, and founder of the novel online journal Unpublished Articles in Science (UNAIS).
The question of where a medical writer or clinician should submit their clinical research paper for publication is one of constant evolution and occasional revolution. Once upon a time, but in reality only twenty years ago, medical science journals were published exclusively in print by prestigious houses that acted as both curators and guardians of […]
The first rule of business is that you have to have customers. The second is that you have to make a profit. The biotech, pharma and medical device companies have no shortage of customers, and they continue to enjoy hefty profit margins. But the future of this industry is uncertain in the extreme. The companies face pressure from […]
Before clinical research material can be submitted to a journal for publication, the first stage for the medical writer is to decide what form the manuscript should take. Journals publish several different types of articles for communicating results and ideas, and these roughly correspond to different the types of investigation and analysis.
There are many aspects the medical writer needs to consider when writing medical and scientific manuscripts, but one of the most challenging is when it comes to writing the abstract. Although typically the shortest part of the paper, the abstract receives a disproportionate amount of attention for its size, and is used to make decisions […]
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