GPP 2022 Guidelines

The 2022 update of the Good Publication Practice (GPP 2022) guidelines, a key guidance document for the publication of company-sponsored biomedical research, was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on August 30, 2022. Access GPP 2022 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

DeTora LM, Toroser D, Sykes A, et al. Good Publication Practice (GPP) guidelines for company-sponsored biomedical research: 2022 update. Ann Intern Med. 30 August 2022. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.7326/M22-1460

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GPP 2022 is the third update of the original GPP guidelines, which were published in 2003 and updated in 2009 as GPP2 and in 2015 as GPP3.

With this 2022 update, the GPP Steering Committee focused on several new areas, including alliances, the role of patients in publications, and policies and procedures. Advice is also provided on the use of social media, documentation, and enhanced content, including plain language summaries. Another important feature of the 2022 GPP update is inclusivity. The published text considers inclusivity in terms of demographic characteristics and geography, as well as job roles.

GPP was significantly reorganized to offer guidance and process steps for:

  • Steering Committees
  • Publication Plans
  • Publication Working Groups
  • Authorship and Contributorship Determination
  • Publication Process

Reorganization was intended to provide ready-to-go advice for teams and to give an overview of the basic best practices for planning and developing biomedical publications. A table mapping GPP3 contents to the new GPP update is also included.

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information:

  • WATCH the recording of a Special 90-minute ISMPP U webinar on GPP 2022, held September 21, 2022. ISMPP hosted the GPP4 Steering Committee in this first presentation of GPP 2022.
  • GPP 2022 article in ISMPP’s The MAP newsletter. 

  •  ISMPP GPP 2022 press release

GPP3 and Historical Archives

For more information on GPP3 Guidelines from 2015 click here

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