GPP3 Guidelines, 2015
GPP3 is an update of the original Good Publication Practice (GPP) guidelines, which were originally published in 2003 and updated for the first time in 2009. The ISMPP GPP3 Steering Committee has now brought the 2009 version of the guidelines for good publication practice (GPP2) up to date to increase the focus on integrity and transparency in industry-sponsored publication planning and development in today’s environment. In July 2016, GPP3 was translated into the Chinese language.
Its availability serves to expand the reach of GPP3 to other regions in the world in an effort to broaden the adoption of the publication practices included in GPP3 and extend the focus on transparency and integrity of medical publications.
The Committee’s work, Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3, was independently peer reviewed and published: Battisti WP, Wager E, Baltzer L, Bridges D, Cairns A, Carswell CI, et al. Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:461-464; doi:10.7326/M15-0288
Click here to access the abstract from the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Click here to access the full article in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
New areas addressed in GPP3 include:
- Guidance on the most recent ICMJE authorship criteria (2013)
- Common issues regarding authorship
- Improved clarity on author payment and reimbursement
- Clarification as to what constitutes ghost writing or guest authorship
- The role and benefit of professional medical writers
- Guidance for appropriate data sharing.
Frequently Asked Questions
GPP3 presentation by Teresa Peña, PhD
Presentation by Liz Wager offering her perspective on the evolution of GPP and key changes in GPP3
Editorial from International Journal of Clinical Practice by Leslie Citrome, MD MPH
Overview of Good Publication Practice Guidelines, Including GPP3: Why should medical writers care? Presented by Teresa Peña at AMWA 2015
GPP3 has received endorsement from a number of organizations and professional associations.
GPP Historical Archive
GPP2 Guidelines, 2009
To address legislative, guidance, and ethical developments since 2003, and to reinforce the aims of the original 2003 publication, the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) convened a Steering Committee to develop a revised Good Publication Practice document which is now known as “GPP2”.
The Committee’s work, GPP2, was independently peer reviewed and published:
Graf C, Battisti WP, Bridges D, et al. for the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals. Good publication practice for communicating company sponsored medical research: the GPP2 guidelines. BMJ 2009;339:b4330.
BMJ article online
PDF of BMJ article
GPP Guidelines, 2003
The landmark guidelines on Good Publication Practice (GPP) published in 2003 were developed with the aim of ensuring that “clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies are published in a responsible and ethical manner."
Wager E, Field EA, Grossman L. Good publication practice for pharmaceutical companies. Curr Med Res Opin 2003;19:149-154.
PubMed link or PDF of CMRO article
Click here to read the Editorial that accompanied the original GPP
Click here to view the GPP Working Group
Click here for background notes on GPP
GPP3 Article in Annals
GPP3 FAQs (NEW!)
GPP3 Steering Committee
GPP3 Website Committee
GPP3 press release
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