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What Lies Beyond the Text: Citation Issues Affecting Medical Writers

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCF14
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop will be of most benefit to medical writers and editors who help to facilitate the development of articles for publication.
Objective:
After the workshop, participants should have increased their awareness of how medical writing is influenced by explicit and implicit reference to external material. They will be better equipped to make conscious decisions about how to use citation effectively and to deal appropriately with related issues such as citation distortion and plagiarism.
Content:
Previous title: Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of External Information Sources in Medical Writing A combination of presentation, group discussion, and exercises will be used to highlight key issues affecting how we make reference to the literature in medical publications. We will explore the ways in which citations influence how a text is understood and consider how to ensure clarity in the relationship between textual information and the references used to support it. We will ultimately look at how citation can be used either appropriately or inappropriately and discuss the implications for medical publications professionals.