Why Join ISMPP?

Click here to join ISMPP now Full membership fees: $195 a year (less than $17 a month!)

ISMPP benefits medical publications and medical communications professionals by providing YOU with:

  • Knowledge... stay current within the fast-paced and changing world of medical publications and medical communications

  • Community..involvement in a community of 1,750 members, unparalleled networking opportunities and growth

  • Professionalism..expertise as a certified professional, best practices and guidelines, career opportunities, ways to give back to the industry

Who Joins ISMPP?

ISMPP has more than 1,750 members representing all sectors of medical publishing:

  • pharmaceutical, biotech, and device industries,
  • medical publications and communications agencies
  • journal publishers and editors
  • professional medical writers
  • and other allied professionals and organizations.

New Members:

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Existing Members:


We are truly international, with members from around the world. Our membership is our strength, and dedicated volunteers run our committees.

If you have any questions about ISMPP membership or the online application, please contact [email protected] or +1 914 618 4453

How We Benefit You: 

ISMPP's mission is to advance the medical publication and communication professions globally through:

  • enhanced integrity and transparency in medical publications and wider communications,
  • improved standards and best practices,
  • education, advocacy, and professional collaborations.

Here's how we do it: 

    • ISMPP Connect - an interactive forum for industry discussions & sharing, making new contacts
    • Member Database and Member Center, with resources and archives available only to ISMPP members
    • Volunteer Committees, offer an opportunity to collaborate with your fellow peers
    • Partnerships: University of Florida Educational Partnership, AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP recently assumed leadership for MPIP
ISMPP Membership Benefits YOU!
Full membership fees: $195 a year (less than $17 a month!)

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Member, Luis Perez

Luis Perez, with Nucleus Global, discusses the impact of ISMPP on medical publication professionals and the various benefits and opportunities available for ISMPP members.

Watch ISMPP's 15th anniversary video with a focus on the benefits ISMPP offers its members including ISMPP CMPP™ certification program, the Annual Meeting, volunteering and why ISMPP was founded. 

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Membership Types

Full Membership

ISMPP Full Members are entitled to a comprehensive array of benefits and resources provided by the society.  Additionally, you will be able to register for all ISMPP education functions, such as our Annual and European Meetings held each year.  We continue to develop new tools and resources to support you in your professional practices, as well as provide opportunities for you to get to know your fellow publication colleagues. 

Dues are currently $195 for a full year, and you can pay using any major credit card. 

ISMPP memberships are not transferable and in all cases owned by the individual member and not the organization.

For more information about Full Membership, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Associate Membership

ISMPP is committed to serving the educational needs of publication professionals no matter where they live.  Although most ISMPP members live in North America and Europe, the number of members from the Asia-Pacific region and lower-income countries is increasing rapidly.  Providing these new members with education on ethical and efficient publication practices is important and benefits all members by enhancing the international strength and integrity of our profession.

Both prospective and existing members who live in the Asia-Pacific region and/or a lower-income nation are automatically deemed as Associate Members of ISMPP upon joining or renewing.

Associate membership provides almost all of the existing ISMPP membership benefits at a greatly reduced cost of $95 USD, compared to $195 USD.

For more information about Associate Membership, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Are you qualified for Associate Membership?  Click here to find out. 

ISMPP memberships are not transferable and in all cases owned by the individual member and not the organization.

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Student Membership

ISMPP is committed to serving not only the educational needs of publication professionals, but of future medical publication professionals as well! We are so pleased to offer a student membership, which will provide prospective medical publication professionals with:

  • education on various policies and guidelines impacting the profession,

  • best practices for ethical and transparent publication of data,  

  • and so much more!

ISMPP Student membership provides you with the tools and resources you need to expand your expertise and start a career as a medical publication professional. 

Student membership provides most of the existing ISMPP membership benefits at a greatly reduced cost of $95 USD, compared to $195 USD.

You qualify for ISMPP student membership if you:

  • are an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in 9+ credits per semester
  • enrolled in an accredited post-doctoral or resident program
  • cannot be working full time

Student members will have many of the same benefits as full members, however student members may not:

  • be nominated for or elected to a position on the Board of Trustees,

  • vote in any Board election or participate in any other membership vote such as an amendment to our Bylaws, or

  • volunteer on an ISMPP committee (unless invited by Chair to represent Student member needs regarding a specific initiative on an ad hoc basis).

Must provide proof of current student status by uploading document from one of the following (all documents must clearly show current dates, your name and the name and address of the school):

  • A transcript or course list showing the courses you are enrolled in with current dates

  • A scanned copy of your student identification card with an explicit date on it (showing you are enrolled for the current school year)

  • A letter from your college student affairs or admissions office (on official college letterhead) stating that you are enrolled as a student with the time period

  • Proof that you have accepted an offer to attend an eligible college or university with current dates

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