Published today in Current Medical Research and Opinion: read the insights shared with us by different users of plain language summaries!
“Plain language summaries are a plain but authoritative source.”
Plain language summaries are an increasingly popular tool for helping readers cut through the jargon and understand the key points of a research article faster. To get a better idea of how plain language summaries are being used, Open Pharma team members Caitlin Edgell and Adeline Rosenberg spoke to five people from different backgrounds who read, write and review plain language summaries in their personal and professional lives:
- David Schley – Deputy Director of Sense about Science, London, UK
- Emma Georgiou – Executive Director of the Oxford Health Policy Forum, Oxford, UK
- James Piercy – Science Communicator and Public Engagement Consultant, and Communication and Engagement Officer at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
- Judi Smith – Patient Caregiver Partner with the Oxford Patient Engagement Network for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions, Oxford, UK
- Louise Hailey – Research Assistant in Psoriatic Arthritis at the University of Oxford, and Patient and Public Involvement Coordinator for the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford, UK.
In this narrative commentary published in Current Medical Research and Opinion, we present the insights, experiences and opinions shared by our interviewees about plain language summaries.
Read the article here and join in the conversation on Twitter using #PlainLanguageSummaries!