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2019 Asia Pacific Meeting of ISMPP

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) will hold its 2019 Asia Pacific Meeting, Bridging Global Standards and Regional Practices, on 6 September 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Learn about the meeting at www.ismpp.org/asia-pacific-meeting, and register by 7 August 2019.


The Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

12-14 September 2021

Swissotel, Chicago, IL, USA


contact: Jeni Reiling jama-peer@jamanetwork.org



Training courses

ncrm_logo2xThe UK National Centre for Research Methods organises a wide range of training courses. They predominantly focus on social sciences but many are relevant to health-related research. The latest courses can be found here

Medical Editors’ short course: 23rd year in Oxford!
Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 November 2019

This international workshop is designed to help editors ensure their journals achieve the maximum impact with the best research. The programme looks at the world of publishing, attracting (and keeping) good authors; ensuring quality and increasing visibility and readership.

Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals.

The course is ideally suited for newly-appointed Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and senior managing editors.

Full programme and details can be found here:

For those unable to attend in person, there is the option of taking the course online

Free online courses

Research conduct and peer review

The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group have developed a online course Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review. It uses mainly eyes and vision examples, but would be useful to any researchers and editors from all specialties who peer review the biomedical literature.

The Global Health Network e-Learning Centre modules are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct high quality research, particularly in low-resource settings.

The Canadian Institute of Gender and Health has produced three online modules to improve the ability of health researchers and peer reviewers to account for sex and gender in the analysis of data from human participants.

BMJ Research to Publication offers two free online modules: writing a protocol, and an introduction to randomised trials

Writing and reporting

The AuthorAID research writing courses are designed to support researchers from developing countries publish their work

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