Careers guide – Working as a medical publications professional

publications_management_cover_369x523Ensuring timely dissemination of research: a guide to working as a medical publications professional

By Dr John P Gonzalez CMPP, 2nd edition published October 2021 [Download your copy]

The aim of this guide is to provide an overview of medical publications management. As well as explaining the processes and the regulatory environment, we provide a number of profiles from specialist medical publications professionals that give valuable insights into the various different roles involved to help you determine if you’d like to join the team.

The 2nd edition of this careers guide about working as a medical publications professional is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in October 2021, and it will now be updated every year.

This issue includes six personal profiles written by medical publications professionals, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do.

Publication of this careers guide has been supported by Envision Pharma Group.


About the author; John P Gonzalez

John is a UK-registered pharmacist who started his career in academia following completion of a PhD in pharmacology. For the past 35 years he has worked in the publishing, healthcare agency and pharmaceutical industry sectors. At AstraZeneca, John worked in healthcare professional relations and publications, holding various leadership roles involving publications skills development and policy. John manages Solanum Medical Communications, which provides consultancy to the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries on medical affairs, patient engagement in research, publications policy, strategy, planning, guidelines and ethics. John has been a member of the MPIP Initiative Steering Committee, Secretary of the ISMPP Board of Trustees and Vice Chair of the CMPP™ Board of Trustees.


Please note this publication is one of series of valuable careers guides written by specialists in their field – see other titles here

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