A new angle on writing and publications

Find Out More


Sideview specialises in medical and academic publications.
We offer training, consultancy and editing services.


Sideview offers workshops and courses
from an hour to several days for:

•   Researchers / Scientists / Authors   •   Editors / Publishers    
•   Peer Reviewers   •   Medical Writers / Publication Managers


All training is tailored to meet specific needs, but topics include:

Reporting Research /
Science Writing

    • how to write papers and abstracts
        • preparing posters
        • key sentences


Publication Strategy

    • understanding the peer review process
    • increasing your chance of acceptance
    • choosing the right journal for your work


Publication Guidelines

    • authorship
    • journal requirements
    • ethical guidelines
    • good publication practice (GPP)


Publication Ethics

    • how to be an ethical author
    • how to be an ethical editor
    • how to be an ethical publisher


Peer Review /
Publication Processes

    • how to improve your journal processes


Critical Evaluation /
How to Review



Sideview provides consultancy for:

    • publishers
    • journals
    • universities
    • pharmaceutical companies
    • medical communications agencies


    • publication policies
    • publication ethics
    • authorship
    • competing interests


Sideview provides editing and project management for books.

Recent / current projects include :

  • Guidelines for Reporting Health Research: A User’s Manual
    (ed David Moher, Douglas Altman, Kenneth Schulz, Iveta Simera & Elizabeth Wager) Wiley Blackwell, 2014

  • A Guide to Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
    (ed Jonathan Deeks, Clare Davenport et al)

About liz wager


Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Wager has worked with scientists, editors and writers on six continents. Before setting up Sideview she worked in the publishing and pharmaceutical industries (for Blackwell Scientific, Janssen Cilag and GlaxoSmithKline). She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (2009-12) and is a member of the BMJ’s Ethics Committee, the World Association of Medical Editors Ethics Committee, and the CONSORT for Abstracts steering group. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Split School of Medicine.

She is a co-author of Good Publication Practice for Pharmaceutical Companies (2003 and GPP3, 2015), the European Medical Writers Association guidelines on the role of medical writers (2005), the Wiley-Blackwell Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics (2006), COPE Best Practice and flowcharts for journal editors and the author of books on ‘Getting Research Published: an A to Z of Publication Strategy’ (2nd edition 2010) and ‘How to Survive Peer Review’. She has published research and commentaries on peer review and is the co-author of two systematic reviews on the effects of peer review. In 2010 she was awarded a PhD for a thesis entitled ‘Peer review and editorial processes for improving the quality of research reporting’.

Sideview, 19 Station Road,
Princes Risborough  HP27 9DE


+44 (0) 1844 275814

Send a message

sideview - copyright 2015