Starting or Strengthening a Drug Bulletin - A Practical Manual
(2005; 165 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentPreface
View the documentHow the manual was produced
View the documentAbout ISDB
View the documentExecutive summary
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Rational use of medicines
Open this folder and view contents3. What are drug bulletins?
Open this folder and view contents4. Defining aims, target and type of bulletin
Open this folder and view contents5. Planning resources
Open this folder and view contents6. Planning bulletin production: schedules and timing
Close this folder7. The editorial process
View the document7.1 Outline of the editorial process
Close this folder7.2 Editing a drug bulletin
View the document7.2.1 Editorial independence
View the document7.2.2 Strong and sustained editorial policy and a committed team
View the document7.2.3 Selecting topics for articles
View the document7.2.4 Using and adapting existing material
View the document7.2.5 Planning a bulletin issue
Open this folder and view contents7.3 Writing bulletin articles
Open this folder and view contents7.4 Reviewing the article
View the document7.5. Rewriting the article
View the document7.6 Final checks
Open this folder and view contents7.7 Follow-up after publication
View the document7.8 References
Open this folder and view contents8. Reviewing a new drug: is it a therapeutic advance?
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexe to Chapter 8: Evaluating harm
Open this folder and view contents9. Design and production
Open this folder and view contents10. Dissemination
Open this folder and view contents11. Organizational and legal issues
Open this folder and view contents12. Evaluating quality and usefulness
Open this folder and view contents13. Partnership and collaboration
Open this folder and view contents14. Keeping records and creating a memory
Open this folder and view contentsAppendix: Electronic sources of information
 

7.2.2 Strong and sustained editorial policy and a committed team

It is obviously essential to choose the appropriate authors for specific articles, but it is even more important to put together a committed bulletin team, even if this team is small and its members may change.

Many bulletins rely on two separate groups for direction and overall editorial policy:

the editorial team: a local team responsible for production of articles, publication of the bulletin, and ensuring that the bulletin is meeting its editorial objectives (see Chapter 5);

the advisory board: members may be local or physically distant; their role is to provide guidance on the global orientation of the bulletin, its adaptation to the readers, and short and long-term priorities and developments (see Chapter 5).


External reviewers do not necessarily fully share the same views as the editorial team and the advisory board. They are chosen for different types of reasons (see the paragraph on reviewing below, and also Chapter 5).

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