The field of biomedical science is enormous and it can sometimes be overwhelming to find the right journal for each manuscript. Research has become such a fast-paced and competitive environment that rapid publication of experimental findings is necessary. 

Choosing the wrong journal can lead to many months of lost time if the submission is rejected. The purpose of this list of journals is to help scientists, doctors, researchers and companies get published quickly. Many of these have quick review times, electronic publication, good acceptance rates and lower impact factors. 

Journals with higher impact factors often do not have to boast quick publication times because they have a constant flow of quality submissions. However, the desire to spread new knowledge promptly is gaining more support and even high impact journals are beginning to offer faster publication options.

Disclaimer: The values listed in this article for publication time and acceptance rate are approximate ranges based on external reviews of the journals and may not accurately reflect an individual experience or actual averages unless stated on the journal’s website. 

1.  Journal of Clinical Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication:  1 month
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  2.046 (2018) 
Open Access: Yes

The Journal of Clinical Medicine publishes articles for advanced health care practices and general medical research. It focuses on high visibility, rapid publication and thorough peer-review.

2.  Experimental Physiology

Approx. Time to Publication: 1 month
Acceptance rate:  ~29%
Impact factor:  2.624 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

Experimental Physiology focuses on publishing articles on the topics of homeostatic and adaptive health responses as well as pathophysiological mechanisms of disease. With one of the fastest average times to online publication, this journal is a great option for articles matching the journal’s focus.

3. Methods and Applications in Fluorescence

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor:  2.940 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

Methods and Applications in Fluorescence aims to publish articles on novel developments in fluorescence spectroscopy, imaging, microscopy, fluorescent probes, labels and nanomaterials. They utilize a single-blind peer review process for quick publication and quality review.

4.  International Journal of Nanomedicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 80%
Impact factor:  4.471 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

The International Journal of Nanomedicine has a very quick publication timeline and a high acceptance rate and covers a large range of topics in the field of nanomedicine. The journal accepts all applications of nanotechnology but is focused mainly on drug delivery, biosensors, regenerative nanomedicine, nanodiagnostics, nanoinformatics and nanotoxicity.

5. Journal of Physiology

Approx. Time to Publication:  1.5 months
Acceptance rate:  ~25%
Impact factor:  4.950 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

The Journal of Physiology publishes research across all areas of physiology and pathophysiology. They are most interested in publishing articles with a clinical or translational focus, new principles or mechanisms, lower vertebrate of invertebrate models and theoretical computational models.

6.  Glia

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate:  ~75%
Impact factor:  5.829 (2018) 
Open Access: Optional

Glia is the number one journal for glia research and publishes manuscripts that provide insights into the aspects of glial structure and function. Accepted manuscripts are published online promptly through Early View for rapid publication.

7. Vision

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 70%
Impact factor:  —
Open Access: Yes

Vision is an international journal that publishes a wide range of articles within eye research. The journal was first launched in 2017 and does not have an impact factor score yet. With no page length minimum or maximum and a quick acceptance time, this journal is a great option for researchers in ophthalmology looking for a fast publication. 

8. Physiological Reports

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor:  2.130 (2019)
Open Access:  Yes

Physiological Reports is an open access journal that publishes articles from basic and translational physiology and closely related fields. The journal aims to publish all deserving work and often accepts referred rejected articles from supporter journals.

9. Journal of International Medicinal Research

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~60%
Impact factor:  1.351 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

The Journal of International Medicinal Research publishes original research of clinical and preclinical manuscripts as well as reviews, meta-analyses, pilot studies and case reports. They focus on rapid peer review, rapid publication and broad distribution of research.

10. Molecules

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~60%
Impact factor: 3.060 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Molecules is an international journal that focuses on chemistry and is published semi-monthly. Along with being open access, Molecules also has expanded indexing and no restrictions on article length or extra charges for color images. The journal has a somewhat larger scope then others on this list with the fastest publication time and reviews articles in most biological and chemical fields as long as there is a focus on molecular properties or interactions.

11. eLife

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~50% (no set rate)
Impact factor: 6.830 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

eLife is a non-profit publisher of articles across many fields in science and technology. The journal’s main goal is to promote communication in research by reducing the number of revision rounds, requesting more data only if they are essential and providing the opportunity for authors to share a preprinted version of a submitted article to the online server, bioRxiv, while the manuscript is under review. This allows the research to be available much quicker than standard publications. eLife also does not have a set number or rate for accepted papers and therefore judges each article independently without other constraints.

12. RMD Open

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 39%
Impact factor:  3.440 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

RMD Open publishes original research covering musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatism and connective tissue disease. The journal focuses on small studies and clinical cases. RMD Open has a high acceptance rate and a quick publication time but is limited by a small research focus. 

13. Journal of Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: ~25%
Impact factor:  6.074 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The Journal of Neuroscience is the official journal of Society for Neuroscience and publishes articles in any neuroscience related discipline. Among their core values are scientific rigor, prompt publication and constructive peer review. This journal is open to all manuscripts in the vast field of neuroscience and has a very quick review process.

14. Journal of Experimental Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate:  ~80%
Impact factor:  3.017 (2018) 
Open Access: Optional

JEB is the leading journal of comparative animal physiology that seeks to publish manuscripts with a novel, mechanistic and hypothesis driven experimental design. Publication is free with this journal but to have your paper published with open access has a fee.

15. eNeuro

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: ~80%
Impact factor:  3.460 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

eNeuro’s mission is to promote science that aids to the understanding of the nervous system which may fall short of the criteria required for the Journal of Neuroscience. This includes manuscripts of all length describing new methodologies, novel observations without a clear mechanistic pathway or negative results within the field of neuroscience.

16. Neuropharmacology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: 32% 
Impact factor: 4.367 (2019)
Open Access: Optional

Neuropharmacology focuses on the impacts of “chemical agents on neurobiological processes”. This journal focuses mainly on research using mammalian species but does not typically publish clinical research. Even though the scope of this journal is relatively specific, prompt publication and a fair acceptance rate make this a good option for articles in this field.

17. Molecular Cancer Research

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  4.484 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The scope of Molecular Cancer Research focuses on basic research with a broad reach within the cancer field. More specifically the journal is interested in mechanistic pathways of cancer risk, development or progression. This journal also has an “OnlineFirst” program that publishes electronic articles promptly after peer review but before copyediting to promote fast manuscript release.

18. Communications Biology

Approx. Time to Publication:  2-3 months
Acceptance rate:  ~80%
Impact factor:  —
Open Access: Yes
Communications Biology is from the Nature family but was launched recently in 2018.  The journal will review a research manuscript from any field of biology. Since they are a relatively new journal, their acceptance rate is remains high while maintaining a quick timeline for publication.

19.  Physiology and Behavior

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate:  55%
Impact factor:  2.635 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

Physiology and Behavior is focused on the causal mechanisms of behavior and is particularly interested in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

20. Cell Chemical Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor:  3.15 (2019) 
Open Access:  Optional

Cell Chemical Biology reviews a wide variety of manuscripts but encourages submissions that provide conceptual advancement to a subject that has a general or broad interest to both chemists and biologists.

21. Journal of Hypertension

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.209 (2019)
Open Access: Yes   

The Journal of Hypertension is a very focused journal with a limited scope. However, the journal has a “commitment to rapid publication” which allows for fast completion times for articles following under this field.

22. PLOS Genetics

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: ~42%
Impact factor: 5.030 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

PLOS Genetics is multidisciplinary and publishes manuscripts from every field of biology by maintaining the common link of genetic findings. This journal has a wide variety of article types but focuses on originality, importance, broad interests, rigorous study and strong evidence as the criteria for publication. A fast publication timeline and nearly 50% acceptance rate makes this journal a candidate for strong consideration for manuscript submission.

23.  Oncogenesis

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  5.995 (2018) 
Open Access:  Yes

Oncogenesis is an open access journal that seeks to explore the molecular basis of cancer and malignant change.  The quick publication time of this journal makes it a great option for cancer research.

24. mBio

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: ~50%Ž
Impact factor:  6.500 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

mBio accepts all manuscripts that relate to microbiology and similar fields for rapid publication. The journal accepts original research (~5000 words), mini-reviews (~6000 words), opinions (~2500 words), perspectives ~(2000 words), observations (~1200 words) and commentaries (~1000 words).

25. Journal of Cell Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 2-3 months
Acceptance rate: 33%
Impact factor:  8.891 (2019)
Open Access: Optional

The Journal of Cell Biology accepts articles from many different subfields. They are focused mostly on the research topic of cell biology and will accept research in this field without requiring any specific type of experimental approach.  The main criteria for publication are novel, significant and interesting findings.

26. Journal of Anatomy

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 2.638 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The Journal of Anatomy focuses on exploring the field through analyzing structure, function, development and evolution. Special focus is given to articles using modern imaging techniques with clear relevance to the anatomical community. 

27.  Mobile DNA

Approx. Time to Publication:  3 months
Acceptance rate:  —
Impact factor: 3.630 (2018) 
Open Access: Yes

Mobile DNA aims to publish novel research into the DNA rearrangement of organisms and the utility of mobile genetic elements. Although somewhat limited in scope, Mobile DNA maintains a fairly quick revision time and open access status for prompt publication.

28. Scientific Reports

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: 56%
Impact factor: 4.011 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Scientific Reports is open to research from natural and clinical sciences including physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, biological sciences and health sciences. This journal is from the same publishing group as Nature and focuses on quick publications that are easily discovered by promoting open access and PubMed indexing. 

29. PLOS Pathogens

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: ~50%
Impact factor:  6.463 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

PLOS Pathogens is an open access journal focused on bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral and prion infections and how they interact with their host. The publication criteria for this journal focus on originality, importance and rigor of the research. 

30. Current Biology

Approx. Time to Publication: 3-4 months
Acceptance rate: ~80%
Impact factor:  9.193 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

Current Biology is a journal that focuses very generally on new advances in all fields of biology. The journal aims to increase communication and collaboration across the many fields with biological interests. Current Biology has a high acceptance rate and a fairly quick time to publication. They also have a pre-submission inquiry program that aims to reduce wasted time for authors by screening the article abstract and cover letter for suitability. The editors typically complete this process in one working day.

31. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Approx. Time to Publication: 3-4 months
Acceptance rate:  ~65%
Impact factor:  4.743 (2019) 
Open Access: Yes

EMM is an online open-access journal that seeks to publish developments in translational research and biomedical science that are applicable to improved clinical human health. The journal’s high acceptance rate, quick time to publication and broad scope make it a great choice for a biomedical science manuscript.

32. Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Approx. Time to Publication:  3-4 months
Acceptance rate:  ~25%
Impact factor:  2.950 (2018)
Open Access:  Optional

The Journal of Biomedical informatics focuses on publications highlighting new methodologies and techniques that evolve the science of biomedical informatics and are directly applicable to biomedical sciences.

33. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA

Approx. Time to Publication:  3-4 months
Acceptance rate: ~20%
Impact factor:  4.292 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

JAMIA is a health informatics and biomedical science journal that covers a wide variety of topics including education and public health. The journal publishes a large range of manuscript types including primary research, case studies and opinion articles. 

34. Science Immunology

Approx. Time to Publication: 3-4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  8.160 (2019)
Open Access: No

Science Immunology publishes manuscripts from the broad field of immunology including validation of new tools and techniques. They cover research from basic to translational and clinical science. They focus on short articles that are published in a timely manner and can offer expedited review for papers needing quick assessment.

35. BMC Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate:  ~27%
Impact factor:  2.620 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

BMC Neuroscience is an open access journal that covers all aspects of the nervous system with particular interest in animal model studies, cognitive and behavioral research as well as computational modeling.

36. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor: 4.504 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

As indicated by the title of this journal, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience focuses on understanding how aging alters the Central Nervous System. This multidisciplinary journal focuses on the integration of sub-disciplines of neuroscience and aims for translational approaches to aging diseases.

37. Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  5.670 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology is focused on the clinical and pharmacological sciences in the treatment of cancer. The journal is open to all areas of oncology research, which encompasses a large variety of biomedical fields. Quick online publication makes this journal a good option for fast publication in the field of oncology.

38. Cell Reports/Cell Press

Approx. Time to Publication: 4 months
Acceptance rate: 24%
Impact factor: 7.815 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

Cell Reports considers articles from any topic in life sciences that provide “new biological insight”. They publish short reports and longer article formats. Cell Reports maintains a fairly prompt publication timeline, a wide scope and high impact factors making it a solid option for almost any topic in the biomedical sciences.

39. Annals of Biomedical Engineering

Approx. Time to Publication: 4-5 months
Acceptance rate: 25%
Impact factor: 3.630 (2019)
Open Access: Optional

The Annals of Biomedical Engineering journal has an interdisciplinary focus on the bioengineering and biomedical engineering fields. It is the official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society and aims to use science and engineering to balance scientific observations and analysis. 

40. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: JCEM

Approx. Time to Publication:  4-5 months
Acceptance rate: ~20%
Impact factor: 5.605 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

JCEM accepts original research articles relating to clinical practices in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Virtually all types of manuscripts in these fields are accepted by this journal. The tight focus of this journal makes it an appealing option for timely publication of manuscripts in this field.

41. European Journal of Neuroscience

Approx. Time to Publication: 4-6 months
Acceptance rate:  ~75%
Impact factor:  2.832 (2019) 
Open Access: Optional

EJN is a generic neuroscience journal that publishes article in all aspects of the field. They strive for rapid publication after acceptance and do not reject articles based on what topics are currently fashionable or trending in the field.

42. BMC Genomics

Approx. Time to Publication: 4-6 months
Acceptance rate:  ~33%
Impact factor:  3.501 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

BMC Genomics is open access journal publishes articles that focus on genome-scale analysis, functional genomics and proteomics. It is has an average time to publication but has a good rate of acceptance at approximately 1/3 of submitted manuscripts.

43. PLOS ONE

Approx. Time to Publication: 6 months
Acceptance rate: 49%
Impact factor: 2.870 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

Even though PLOS ONE is on the longer side in terms of time to publication, it still made this list due to a high acceptance rate, open access and wide scope. PLOS ONE accepts original research from over 200 fields within science and medicine. Acceptance of articles is based on the rigor and ethical conduction of the work and less on the appeal of the research topic.

44. Nature Communications

Approx. Time to Publication: 6 months
Acceptance rate: ~38%
Impact factor:  11.878 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

Nature Communications is open to manuscripts within biology, health, physics, chemistry and Earth sciences. The journal’s main commitments are to quick publication and high-quality research.

45. International Journal of Public Health

Approx. Time to Publication: 6-7 months
Acceptance rate:  ~65%
Impact factor:  2.373 (2018) 
Open Access: Optional

The International Journal of Public Health reviews manuscripts that are relevant to public health worldwide and accepts publications from a large variety of countries and cultures.  The high acceptance rate and wide scope of this journal counteracts the relatively slow publication time.

BONUS! 6 Journals for Fast and High Impact Publication

46. Nature Microbiology

Approx. Time to Publication: 1-2 months
Acceptance rate: 9%
Impact factor:  11.780 (2019)
Open Access: Yes

Nature Microbiology publishes original research related to all aspects of microorganisms including evolution, physiology and cell biology. They are an online-only publication and their quick time to publication and impact is a great pull for top tier manuscripts. 

47. EMBO Reports

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: ~15%
Impact factor: 8.300 (2018)
Open Access: Optional 

EMBO Reports focuses on research in the field of molecular biology but also accepts articles on issues involving science and society. This journal publishes both long and short reports. Even though publication time is fairly rapid, the acceptance rate of EMBO Reports is quite low.

48. Medical Education

Approx. Time to Publication: 2 months
Acceptance rate: 10%
Impact factor: 4.619 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

The Medical Education Journal is primarily an education research journal that accepts manuscripts in many forms. Of particular interest are articles that employ “empirical finding and conceptual grounding.” The prompt publication of articles and unique scope but low acceptance rate gave this journal a place in this bonus section.

49. Molecular Biology and Evolution

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months (Fast Track: 1 week)
Acceptance rate: —
Impact factor:  14.797 (2018)
Open Access: Optional

Molecular Biology and Evolution publishes research that provides new insights into the molecular processes and changes due to evolution. This journal aims to provide evolutionary research tools through the articles it publishes including new theories or improved methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution also has a “Fast Track” option for faster publication. Manuscripts with the highest priority can be placed on this option are published online in one week. 

50. Science 

Approx. Time to Publication: 3 months
Acceptance rate: ~7%
Impact factor:  20.570 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

The journal Science publishes full research articles, reports, reviews and commentaries among virtually all fields in science. They seek to publish articles which have wide spread importance across multiple fields. This journal also has a “First Release” program available for faster online publication.

51. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: PNAS

Approx. Time to Publication: 5 months
Acceptance rate: 14%
Impact factor:  9.580 (2018)
Open Access: Yes

PNAS primarily publishes articles in the physical, social and biological sciences. The journal focuses on easy submission, independent peer review, quick online publication and flexible journal length. PNAS is a solid journal with a reasonable turnaround time but the low acceptance rate makes publishing with PNAS a rewarding challenge.

Conclusion

There you have it – 51 options for rapid publication of your research papers, reviews, case reports and more. If you need help with your writing, editing or submission, contact us for a quote.

This year, our team has expanded significantly to meet our clients’ needs. We will continue expanding to service a new Army contract we were recently awarded and an NIH contract we were awarded last year. Our new federal contract with the DoD Army MEDCOM is a 4-year contract for providing grant and manuscript writing and editing support. It is specifically to help the researchers at the Brooke Army Medical Center.

That means we now have additional subject matter experts along with our expanded capacity. Take a look at our About Us page to see information on our newer team members:

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Take advantage of our additional expertise and capacity. Let us know if you have any upcoming or ongoing projects we can help you with. We happy to get on a call or video chat to bring our teams’ expertise and experience in solving your challenges.

The Med Writers is a federal 8(a) and EDWOSB certified firm, allowing us to receive sole-source awards up to $4M. We are also a MOSB, WOSB, and SDB. Our team of Ph.D. scientists and doctors write and edit grant website content, proposals, manuscripts, articles, systematic reviews, white papers, presentations, slide decks, posters and more. Most of those types of projects are in the NAICS code 541990: all other professional, scientific and technical services. We also write articles, blog posts, press releases plus other types of web content, which can be in the NAICS code 541820: public relations agencies.

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Every healthcare marketing executive knows the value of good content and plans to invest in more content for their organization. Yet, knowing how to create that good content is so elusive for most of them. To help with that, here are some simple strategies for creating good healthcare content that gets traffic. This isn’t just the same old strategy of sharing other people’s content. This is the stuff that gets pages to the top of Google searches.

Healthcare marketing hack #1: Repurpose old content

Every piece of content doesn’t have to brand new. Look at your analytics and see which pages have gotten the most traffic. These are the topics that your audience is most interested in. Take the info on those pages and try for instance to:

  • rewrite it into new articles
  • summarize it into an infographic
  • expand it into a white paper or free report
  • create social media posts based on it.

Healthcare marketing hack #2: Answer patients’ questions and complaints

Most healthcare organizations have a system for patients to submit feedback. Access that feedback that has been submitted and use it as topics for new content. Email your patient database with a survey asking what healthcare questions they have that they would like answered and then use those questions as topics for new content.

Healthcare marketing hack #3: Make simple videos

When most healthcare marketing executives think of videos, they envision having expensive videographers shooting and editing a video. While those polished advertisements are nice, that’s not what I’m talking about here. Something interesting or groundbreaking happens in your organization every day. For example, doctors are trying new techniques, seeing rare diseases, curing diseases and healing sick people. Secondly, they are also giving seminars, lectures, presentations, and classes. Thirdly, patients want to tell their stories of how they were seen, healed or counseled. Record clips of it all on your smartphone, edit with free software like Microsoft Movie Maker or iMovie and post it on your organization’s blog. Just be cognizant of patient privacy laws when recording patients. So, be sure to have any patients you record sign a consent and release form.

Hopefully, these ideas were helpful. But if your marketing department needs some help with creating content or a content strategy, please contact us.

What can you do to drive more traffic to your site? We all know about the value of SEO, but did you know that having a doctor review and approve your content actually helps with Google rank? That’s right, Google likes to see that a doctor was the author of your content.

A doctor review doesn’t just help with Google rank though. It gives your website credibility. People need to know that what they are reading came from a trustworthy source, someone who knows what they are talking about. Having a doctor as author does that.

Here at The Med Writers we have several doctoral biomedical scientists and medical doctors that are well qualified to provide a doctor review of your health-related content and be listed as author.

Our doctor reviews include the following:

  1. Fact checking – we will go through your content to make sure that all of the information is correct. We won’t just rely on our own knowledge, but will also check the latest studies to make sure that your content is accurate and current
  2. Adding references – we will add in-text citations and a reference list to back up and add weight to the statements made on your website
  3. Making changes where necessary – if we find information that is incorrect, we will rewrite it so that it is correct
  4. Proofreading – since we are going through your content anyway, as a bonus we will fix any spelling or grammar issues as we go. If we feel that there are other ways to improve the general readability and effectiveness of your content, we will let you know.

Once we are finished with the doctor review, we will provide the name and credentials of the writer that did the review, so that you can list the doctor as the author of your content.

What if you don’t have a website yet? If you are just starting to build your website and are looking for a doctor to write your content from scratch, we can do that as well. We aren’t just doctors, we are also a team of professional writers; therefore, whether you need a doctor review of existing content, or need content written from scratch by a doctor, we’ve got you covered.

Please contact us today to see how a doctor review can help improve your Google rank and add credibility to your website.

July 2017 marked the first FDA approval of a sickle cell drug in 20 years. The product is called Endari, which is made by Emmaus Medical. Unfortunately, though, sickle cell patients were, for the most part, oblivious to the existence of this new drug. People with this rare, painful and life-threatening disease are anxiously awaiting new sickle cell drugs, right? The sickle cell drug marketing departments that assumed this were wrong.

Endari is expected in pharmacies soon but there is so little buzz about it in the sickle cell community. Why? Emmaus Medical, like all the other companies about to do sickle cell drug marketing, skipped a step. The missing step is connecting with and gaining the trust of sickle cell patients.

Sickle cell patients are weary of new medicines because all they’ve had for 20 years is hydroxyurea. That’s a chemotherapy drug that only works for 1/3 of sickle cell patients and brings with it typical chemotherapy side effects! Therefore, it’s no surprise that most patients don’t want to try a new drug. In their minds, new drugs mean new problems by way of side effects, and they already have enough health problems. More importantly, they do not trust pharmaceutical companies. These companies have never done anything good for them. Instead they appear to be out to get rich off their pain and suffering.

How can a sickle cell orphan drug pharmaceutical company ever break into this mistrustful community?

First, get your sickle cell drug marketing department earnestly involved in the sickle cell community as early on as possible. Also, get several key sickle cell patients and hematologists on your side.

Getting involved does not mean sending the local sickle cell chapters and foundations around the country some brochures. It does not mean sending one of your scientists to speak at the support group meetings. It is not limited to speaking at medical conferences and writing articles only for clinicians. Giving talks and handing out brochures doesn’t win these mistrustful sicklers or their hematologists over. Compassion, giving and time wins them over.

Call them, go where they are, be helpful to them, talk about what they want to talk about, answer their questions – even ones that have nothing to do with your drug. Let them get to know you and you get to know them. That’s how trust is built.

The opportunity

I have sickle cell and used to be a sickle cell gene therapy researcher. Because of that, I am an invited speaker at sickle cell events locally and nationally, and have clients that are researching new sickle cell drugs. I have my finger on the pulse of the sickle cell world, and I haven’t seen any sickle cell pharma company do this properly yet.

There are many educated sickle cell patients, like myself, who are willing and able to help companies. Let us help you tap into this market the correct way: slowly and steadily building trust and getting word of mouth referrals. Give the sickle cell community a chance to hear what Imara, Emmaus Medical, Sancilio, NKT Therapeutics, Global Blood Therapeutics, GlycoMimetics, Novartis and other companies are doing for them.

Additionally, this strategy of gaining trust within the sickle cell community is important for sickle cell gene therapy companies too. So Bluebird Bio and others will need to gain trust as well.

Contact me if you want to discuss possible strategies. We can help you align your sickle cell drug marketing strategy with the personality of the sickle cell community.

Immigration lawyers that prepare national interest waiver (NIW) and extraordinary ability (E11) applications for biomedical scientists need to write a support letter. This medical immigration application support letter needs to be written simply enough that an immigration examiner can understand it, yet convey the scientific and medical significance of the applicant’s work; therefore, it is best to have it written by biomedical scientists that understand what the applicant does. This makes for a much more effective medical immigration application support letter with a lot less of your time.

Generally, an immigration attorney working on a medical immigration application for a biomedical research employee via a NIW or E11 application gathers a lot of information from the applicant and from his/her peers via questionnaires and reference letters. This highly technical information has to be compiled into a summary letter that would make sense to an immigration examiner. Most immigration attorneys are preparing these NIW or E11 medical immigration application summary letters themselves, or they have a legal assistant helping them. Having the expertise of a biomedical scientific writer for writing the summary letter is a huge help.

Here at The Med Writers, our immigration lawyer clients send us all the information and letters they have gathered and we write the summary letter – no hand holding or micromanaging needed. If edits are needed, they call or send an email with the desired changes and we edit it quickly. Having a team of medical writers on hand, available to help anytime, is invaluable. Also, having biomedical experts that can understand what the applicant does, makes for a more effective and dynamic immigration application summary letter, resulting in a higher success rate for your applications. And you know what an impressive track record and fast turnaround times mean, right? You will be able to attract more clients.

If you’re an immigration attorney and are interested in getting help with writing your medical immigration application summary letters for your national interest waiver or extraordinary ability cases, contact us for a quote, turnaround times and any other information you need. We can get started right away if you need us to.

 

Everyone wants their content to rank at the top of Google searches. But so few people can do it. Marketers all say that it’s all about keyword research and picking keywords with high search traffic and low competition. But you’ve probably done that and still don’t write content that ranks. Why? Your content is stuffed with keywords, your topic is exactly the same as other articles that rank and it’s not interesting or fun to read.

It’s actually simple to write content that ranks. Stop overthinking it. Get back to basics. Here how you write content that ranks. It’s just like writing a winning essay when you were in school.

#1 Pick a unique topic – DON’T write about the exact same thing everyone else is.

You can write on a subject that’s popular but you need a unique twist in order to get your content to rank. For example, I am a medical writer so when I need a unique topic I browse the National Library of Medicine and Science Daily to find recent studies in my chosen subject area that have new, different or unexpected findings. Because they are recently published, I know there won’t yet be any or many articles written about them. If you’re in a less factual and more creative space, then use your imagination and come up with something crazy-fun. Be like my favorite stand up comedian Kevin Hart and invent an engaging story about a deerbra (a deer in front and zebra in the back!). Either way, having something that isn’t in 100 other articles will help you get Google rank.

#2 Use statistics, studies, data, quotes or some kind of facts.

Everyone else is just writing off the top of their head. In my medical-related articles, I mention and even cite actual studies. When I say “An August 2016 American Journal of Psychiatry study shows that correcting a depressed person’s metabolic deficiencies may improve depression symptoms,” the reader doesn’t doubt for a second that what I am saying is true. Facts, when presented in an interesting story, help the reader believe the author.

#3 Show the author’s degrees, experience or something that gives credibility.

This one is easy for me and my company – we all have a PhD, MD, ND, DC or RN degree. Putting the author byline with degrees is a plus in the Google algorithm that calculates page rank. A medical article authored by a doctor will get a higher Google rank than the same article with no author listed or an author with no medical degree. Don’t despair if you don’t have a degree. In your author byline, outline your experience with the topic. If you’re trying to write computer repair content that ranks, then in your byline write that you have 20 years of experience repairing computers. Whatever you’ve done, written or experienced that makes you credible on your topic needs to be in your author byline.

I know this is work. It’s not like copying other people’s articles and changing the words around a little. But it’s worth it. It gets first page and sometimes even number one Google rank for the articles I write for myself, my company and my clients. Try it. And if you need help with anything at all, email me at karen@themedwriters.com or check out some of the services we offer.

 

In my medical writing company, I only hire writers with a medical degree – PhD, MD, ND, DC etc. These writers all are in or have been in a position where they have done research or dealt with treating patients’ health problems firsthand. That makes them better able to understand the client’s work that needs to be written about.  I’ve found that medical and scientific writers like journalists without hands-on scientific experience are seldom as effective and sometimes frustrate the client because they don’t really understand what the client is experiencing.

The way we assign our project within the company is

  • Scientific-related projects are worked on by experienced biomedical scientists with a PhD
  • Medical projects are worked on by experienced MDs
  • Naturopathic or herbal projects are worked on by experienced NDs (naturopathic doctors)
  • Physical therapy or chiropractic projects are worked on by experienced DCs (chiropractors)

If you have a medical writing project you need help with, email us at info@themedwriters.com or call as 1-866-GET-WRITING now.