Galen Press is routinely asked to provide professional writing services to authors in support of abstracts, posters, and research and review articles.
In providing these services, Galen Press ensures that authors control and direct the writing at the earliest possible stage of engagement (for example, when an outline is drafted) and that disclosures of funding, potential conflicts of interest, and acknowledgment of contributions are appropriately made.
Galen Press remains in frequent contact with authors throughout the process of developing articles or presentations. The authors critically review and comment on outlines and drafts, approve final versions of articles or presentations before submission to journals or congresses, approve changes made during peer review, and approve final versions before publication or acceptance for presentation.
Galen Press is well aware of — and adheres to — the January 2017 joint position statement of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP):
In addition to guidelines regarding professional writing services, Galen Press is also keenly aware of — and adheres to — the following guidelines for reporting the results of clinical trials:
- The CONSORT guidelines for reporting clinical trials
- The several guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics
- The uniform requirements for manuscripts from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
At Galen Press, the internal guidebook regarding all matters related to manuscript preparation and publication — including ethical and legal considerations — is the AMA Manual of Style. All staff and contract employees of Galen Press engaged in medical writing and editing are required to be closely familiar with the contents of this essential resource.