What is Good Publication Practice (GPP)?
Good Publication Practice (GPP) is a guidance that many pharma companies adhere to in setting their publication policies for research conducted by the corporation. The guidance is created by the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) and it contains best practices on a wide range of publication-related topics including the appropriate role of authors and other supportive team members (such as those providing medial writing support), how to appropriately give credit to various team members, advice on best policies on payment to authors, clarity around authorship criteria as published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME), and so on. GPP guidelines have been updated over time, with the fourth iteration, GPP4, being published in 2022. Publications teams in pharma companies are responsible for ensuring that all publications adhere to company policies, which often align to GPP.