The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) recognizes the valuable contributions of medical communicators to the publication team. Medical communicators who contribute substantially to the writing or editing of a manuscript should be acknowledged with their permission and with disclosure of any pertinent professional or financial relationships. In all aspects of the publication process, medical communicators should adhere to the AMWA Code of Ethics.
Fact Sheeton the contributions of medical writers to scientific publications
Letter to the Editor is a template that can be used to write to the editor of a journal that does not acknowledge the contributions of medical communicators. (Downloadable Word file)
Story behind position statement.
Article on position statement.
How to acknowledge a medical writer.
Poster presented at: 63rd Annual Conference of the American Medical Writers Association; September 18-20, 2003; Miami, FL.
Article on how to work ethically with medical writers.
Multistep Model for Making Ethical Decisions (From the AMWA Journal. Member log-in required)