Style Guides

AMA Manual of Style

  • This is a common style for medical writers.

ICMJE, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Citation and Style Guide Help: General Style Information

  • This website assists with multiple styles, including APA, MLA, AMA, ICMJE, and Chicago styles.


Professional Societies

In alphabetical order

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

  • Provides national and regional meetings and conferences, primarily in the USA.

  • Trains both regulatory and non-regulatory medical communicators.

  • Medical writing certification (MWC)

European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)

  • Provides training in Europe

International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)

  • Provides support for medical communicators around the world

  • Certification for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP CMPP™)

Society for Technical Communication (STC)