Handjani F, Habibzaedh F. Medical writing in the Middle East. Medical Writing 2013;22(2):96-98
Over the past three decades, Middle Eastern countries have made substantial progress in both conducting and publishing scientific research. Regional initiatives, such as the foundation of the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors and the AuthorAID project in the Eastern Mediterranean, have helped, but challenges remain. Improved training and educational programmes are needed, and the concept, importance, and principles of scientific writing need to be incorporated earlier in existing educational programmes.