Preparing for an Advisory Board Meeting: A Medical Writer’s Perspective

Advisory board meetings (ABMs) have been used since long by the pharmaceutical companies to gain medical and commercial insights about a specific drug/product. A group of experienced professionals or key opinion leaders (KOLs) from a specific therapy area are invited to share their experiences and needs on a specific/pre-decided agenda. Such meetings are also termed […]

Misconduct in Medical Writing: a Major Cause of Retraction

The published articles serve as a source of reference for the research community hence; data reliability of the published articles remains as one of the major concern for authors and journal editors. Citation of the articles affected by research misconduct leads to propagation of inaccurate data. Consequently, retraction (withdrawal or cancellation) of these aforesaid articles […]

Protocol Designing for Meta analysis

Gene V. Glass coined the term “meta analysis” for, “The statistical analysis of a large collection of analysis results from individual studies for the purpose of integrating the findings” Systematic assessment of earlier evidence-based studies regarding a similar topic of research to derive a pooled conclusion using a quantitative and formal design can be defined […]

Health Economic and Outcomes Research: An Important Tool in Cost-effectiveness Analysis

The continuous rise in healthcare cost is creating more interest in the field of cost management methods, focusing on quality and cost-effectiveness outcomes. The need for an effective medical intervention and efficient delivery of healthcare services have forced the pharmaceutical and medical device companies to focus on outcome measurement and management. The economic experts think […]

Genetically Modified Mustard: Is it the Right Decision for India?

Mustard is a widely used spice/condiments in the entire world which is prepared from the seeds of mustard plant. There are variety of mustard plants such as white or yellow mustard (Sinapis alba), brown or Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) and black mustard (Brassica nigra). As mustard is the central cooking ingredient of Indian cuisine, it […]

iThenticate: Plagiarism and Reliability

For any scientific work, publications are the end-products and their quality and citability are keys to the promotion of scientists. After publication, the manuscript becomes a source for references, post publication review and critique. But, the scientific misconduct by some researchers leads to a rise in ethical issues. Scientific misconduct can be either unintentional or […]

GAP Analysis: Fill the Gaps in the Publication Planning

“You become excellent when you fly at a level that creates a wide gap between where you were before and where you are now. Fly like the eagle; the eagle flies as if it never remembered it was once an egg!” Israelmore Ayivor To improve the publication planning decisions, SWOT analysis can be accompanied by […]

SWOT Analysis: A Necessity in Publication planning

“The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame.”  ― Salman Rushdie To ensure that data are clearly understood by the clinical community, transparent, timely, and scientifically rigorous, publications must be planned and executed. Strategic publication planning is an important component in organizing the successful product launch. Publication of […]

From Campus to Corporate

You must know if you are going to join a corporate   “Aaj main upar aasman neeche” This song comes to mind when you achieve a milestone in your career. Especially getting entry in a corporate world nowadays is not less than a milestone. It is a dream come true for those who are hungry […]

The Peer Review Process: What Happens to the Manuscript After Submission?

What really happens to a manuscript after submission to a journal? This question strikes every mind, mainly people concerned with publication process such as medical writers, authors of manuscript, sponsors or pharmaceutical companies or others involved personnel. Being a publication expert, I have always encountered the same questions such as “How much more time will […]

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