We are experts in the development and delivery of the whole publications plan, from strategic planning right through to publication

We have more than ten years of experience across a wide range of disease areas and study types including clinical trials, real-world studies, HEOR, reviews and white papers. We also have expertise in the following areas:

Strategic Support

Underpinned by scientific expertise and understanding of the current literature; we conduct rigorous gap analysis to inform the entire plan and identify potential key communication messages.

  • Publications planning workshops
  • Strategic publications plan development, management and delivery
  • Scientific communications platforms and scientific lexicon
  • Gap analyses
  • Publication impact and reach

Consultancy & Training

We can provide guidance for developing your own internal publications policy, support with policy rollout and internal training. We provide training at the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) conferences and participated in panel discussions at the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) meetings.

  • Standard operating procedures
  • Internal publications training materials
  • Training in publications best practice

Enhanced Content

Advancements in digital technology can support increased reach of a publication, or allow additional data to be presented, through the development of enhanced content. Our teams have extensive experience in the development of plain language summaries (PLS), recommended by GPP 2022 to accompany all biomedical publications.

We can also work closely with our Creative team to deliver:

  • Infographics including graphical abstracts
  • Video summaries and animations
  • Interactive PDFs
  • Augmented reality

The Costello Medical Publications Process

We use kick-off meetings to build a strong rapport with authors and clients, and fully understand the data and key messages before writing begins.

We prepare a comprehensive bulleted outline for review, followed by as many subsequent full drafts as necessary to ensure all authors are satisfied.

All data are checked against original data tables to ensure complete accuracy and every publication is proofread against our comprehensive QC checklists.

All authors must confirm their approval at this stage. We can also support with internal sign-off; our team has an excellent understanding of publications management software and processes

We can also manage the submission process, or printing and shipping of posters to congresses.

Our Commitment to Good Publications Practice

All of our publications are developed in line with current best practice recommendations and reporting guidelines.

See Examples of Our Work

If you would like to see some examples of our high-quality work, please see the publications in which Costello Medical has been acknowledged.

For more information on our Publications services or to request a quote, please contact Helen Chambers

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