Author: Liz Wager
Liz Wager is a freelance medical writer, editor, and trainer. Before setting up her own company, Sideview (in 2001), she worked for Janssen Cilag, GlaxoWellcome, and Blackwell Scientific Publications. She chairs COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), and is a member of the ethics committees of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and WAME (World Association of Medical Editors). She helped develop the Good Publication Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical companies, the EMWA (European Medical Writers Association) guidelines for medical writers, Wiley-Blackwell’s Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics, the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, the WHO standards for trial registration, and CONSORT for abstracts.
She has run workshops on writing, publication strategy, and publication ethics for doctors, writers, and editors on five continents. She is the author of books on publication strategy and peer review (Getting Research Published: an A to Z of Publication Strategy (Oxfordshire, UK: Radcliffe Publishing; 2003. ISBN: 1857756878), How to Survive Peer Review (London: BMJ Books; 2002. ISBN: 0727916866), and has published many papers and book chapters. She acts as a peer reviewer for BMJ, JAMA, Journal of Medical Ethics, Learned Publishing, Medical Journal of Australia, and is a visiting fellow of the UK Cochrane Centre.
- Peer Review and Reputation Systems: A Discussion, January 15, 2010