Insights, thoughts, events and interesting publications about plain language summaries and communicating research to patients and non-specialist audiences
Read why Alpharmaxim are advocating for plain language summaries.
Details of the plain language summaries of publications from studies in immunotherapy published Future Oncology.
In this ‘Peek Behind the Research’ interview from the 2022 European Meeting of ISMPP, Dawn Lobban and Jacqui Oliver from Envision Pharma Group talk about their work looking what healthcare professionals think about plain language summaries.
Our latest ‘Peek Behind the Research’ interview from the 2022 European Meeting of the ISMPP sees insights from Simon Foulcer, David Sheppard and Nichola Gokool of Parexel International.
In our third ‘Peek Behind the Research’ interview, we speak with Will Gatrell about his poster presented at the 2022 European Meeting of ISMPP.
Our next ‘Peek Behind the Research’ interview from the 2022 European Meeting of ISMPP takes a look at the research into the impact and reach of different formats of plain language summaries.
In our first ‘Peek Behind the Research’ interview, learn more from Caroline Halford and Steve Winter about their poster from the 2022 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).
A new article published on RegMedNet has outlined importance of plain language summaries to improve the trust and understanding in communicating cell and gene therapy research.
In their latest article, Lisa Chamberlain James and Rachel Beeby of Trilogy Writing and Consulting explain how the need for plain communication of COVID-19 information should be applied across the whole spectrum of science and could be achieved through plain language summaries of publications.
A new article published on The Evidence Base asks why regulatory and other agencies need to use plain language summaries alongside health technology assessments.
Learn why the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP) is now requiring authors to publish plain language summaries.
How using patient-sensitive language when discussing lung cancer can improve patient-physician relationships.
A new article featured on Bioanalysis Zone outlines why researchers, especially those in the early stages of their career, should consider using plain language summaries to explain their work.
Ipsen have pledged to publish plain language summaries alongside all journal publications they support.
New research suggests plain language summaries could increase health literacy and build trust, knowledge and confidence in vaccine research.
Learn more about the project PLan Psy being carried out by the Leibniz Institute for Psychology to understand and develop evidence-based guidelines for writing plain language summaries of meta-analyses in psychology.
What format of plain language summaries do patient want to read? This new research article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research investigates this issue.
Article by patient engagement consultant Marie Ennis O’Connor providing a handy checklist for the design of patient information materials.
Plain language summaries provide an overview of a scientific article written in non-technical plain language. But how do you read and understand the original article on which the summary is based?
Read more about the ISMPP-sponsored study on plain language summaries.
Details of the plain language summaries in lung cancer published in the Future Science Group journals.
Discover the top 5 plain language summaries published in Future Oncology.
Hosted by the MedComms Networking, this webinar explains the Open Pharma recommendations for plain language summaries of peer-reviewed medical journal publications.
Learn how the Future Science Group are supporting Health Literacy Month.
Publishing translations of plain language summaries helps all readers access and understand the content.
Open Pharma have announced their recommendations for plain language summaries of peer-reviewed medical journal publications have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Medical Research and Opinion.
Article from Scientific American calling for scientists to use simple, jargon free terms when discussing their work.
Discover Open Pharma’s new crib sheet explaining the different types of plain language documents.
Learn how Pfizer implemented a company-wide program for developing plain language summaries to support their publications.
A new article discusses the lessons from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) programme developing plain language summaries of the research they have funded.
Open Pharma have announced their recommendations for plain language summaries of peer-reviewed medical journal publications is now available as a preprint.
We are pleased to announce that our initiative for publishing standalone Plain Language Summary of Publication (PLSP) articles has been shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2021.
The editors of Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth announce that plain language summaries will be required for all manuscripts.
Much awaited ‘How-To’ Guide for the development and dissemination of plain language summaries of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
In their latest post “Don’t Just Produce Plain Language Summaries: Seven Tips to Get Them Read”, Deborah Wyatt and Marisha Fonseca of Impact Science at Cactus Communications share their thoughts on how to make PLS discoverable and drive readership.
Overview of the poster ‘Current state and challenges for plain-language summary development in Japan’ presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of ISMPP.
Summary of the poster ‘Are plain language summaries of health economic publications needed for patients and non-expert audiences?’ presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of ISMPP.
Hosted by the CISCRP, this webinar provides a greater understanding on how Plain Language Summaries of Publication (PLSP) can help meet the demand and expectations for the disclosure of clinical trial results.
In this post, Deborah Wyatt and co-author Marisha Fonseca from Impact Science at Cactus Communications, share five simple ‘hacks’ to make plain language summaries (PLS) of research papers easier to translate.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recently published a new resource providing descriptions of medical terms commonly used in information about medicines written in plain language.
Two new initiatives on plain language summaries of publications are now inviting public consultation.
Summary of the poster ‘How readable are plain language summaries?’ presented at the 2021 ISMPP European Meeting.
Start as you mean to go on: why Roger Wilson advocates that all research projects should start with writing a plain language summary.
Keen to recognize and promote the vital role of patients in medical and scientific research, the Future Science Group is publishing Plain Language Summary of Publication articles. Find out more about this new initiative.
Learn about plain language summaries in the upcoming ISMPP U webinar taking place on February 3rd 2021.
The recent call to action in the MAP newsletter from the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has set out a roadmap for how medical publication and communication professionals can ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion in communicating scientific research.
Our very own Laura Dormer will be speaking at the 2021 European Meeting of ISMPP parallel session on ‘Patient Engagement in Publications: The ‘What’, ‘Who’, ‘Why’, ‘When’ and ‘How’. Taking place on Tuesday 26th January 2021, the session will look at key areas of the publication ecosystem where patients can and should be involved.