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

GPP2 provides comprehensive guidance on a number of key issues, including:
  • Roles of authors, sponsors, and other contributors

  • Reimbursement and honoraria

  • How to establish a publication steering committee

  • Role of professional medical writers

  • Recommendations for publication planning and documentation


Supporting Materials

GPP2 presentation by Chris Graf

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The Medical Roundtable

ISMPP thanks The Medical Roundtable for allowing ISMPP members to download "GPP2: Good Publication Practices for Sponsored Medical Research: Elevating the Integrity of Scientific Communications." Click here to read the article.

Frequently Asked Questions

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GPP Historical Archive

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 
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

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GPP2 Article in BMJ

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GPP2 press release

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GPP2 Steering Committee

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