editorial
1mg Editorial Policy
and Processes
Ensuring our content is Accurate, Authoritative and Trustworthy

The medicine and health content at 1mg is written and edited by doctors and professionals through an extensive research and review process. The editorial team includes full-time qualified medical doctors, pharmacists, and editors who have extensive experience in scientific research and medical writing.

The team works closely with 1mg’s Clinical Specialist Review Board who review the content from an expert’s point of view. The Clinical Specialist Review Board consists of specialists and qualified medical doctors working with leading hospitals across the country.

The editorial team is involved in creating and curating accurate and relevant evidence-based health information. The robust flow of the editorial process is provided below. The process is divided into 10 steps.

Editorial Workflow
Planning
Medical content reviewers conduct a survey to identify unfulfilled needs or gaps in the available medical content. The concept gets validated by our clinical specialists.
Content structure definition
Each content category is unique and needs a well-defined structure to ensure that there is a standardised approach to the content.
Review of medical literature
This includes original research articles in medical journals, review articles, meta-analysis, practice guidelines, systematic reviews, a summary of product characteristics (SPCs), consensus statements, and text books.
Medical content writing
Writing and review cycles include collaboration among editors and doctors from the Medical Affairs team.
Citation and referencing
Medical editors and doctors follow the principle of ‘cite while you write’. Our processes and policies ensure that every fact, statistic, or scientific claim is supported by appropriate and standard references.
Expert and peer review of the content
A medical doctor and at least one medical specialist, review the information during the development stage to ensure accuracy and consistency with the current practice standards.
Language consistency
The information is reviewed by an editor for language consistency as per the style guide.
Readability assessment
We also review our content by conducting user testing to make sure our readers understand what we write. The information is structured in an easy to understand manner.
User response monitoring
User response is monitored through a series of parameters to continuously learn about user preferences and to improve quality.
Regular content updates
The teams periodically review medical literature, FDA alerts, and medical news so that they can quickly identify changes that affect the practice of medicine.
Guiding Framework for Medical Content Generation

At 1mg, we follow a strong code of conduct for our medical and health content generation and representation to ensure that the information is trustworthy and reliable.

Our editorial standard is to objectively communicate the current standard of medical practice through the following guidelines:

Accurate
Generate content that is medically and scientifically accurate to the greatest possible extent
Contextual
Keep in view the target audience and the main communication message to be conveyed
Uniform
Maintain a consistent editorial policy and style guide for healthcare information
Organized & Structured
Develop and retain a thematic/organizational structure for content aggregation at various levels
Reviewed
Follow a standard published guideline for generation, review, and publishing of content
Latest
Keeping up the latest trends in medical research, news and guidelines to update content
Authoritative
Identify and recognise the author, qualification, and sources of the content
Complementary
Information should support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship
Privacy
Respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal data submitted to the site by the visitor
Attribution
Cite the source(s) of published information, date, medical, and health pages
Justifiable
Must back up claims relating to benefits and performance
Transparency
Accessible presentation, accurate email contacts
Financial Disclosure
Identify funding sources
Advertising Policy
Clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content
Editorial Team

The 1mg Medical Affairs team includes full-time qualified medical doctors, pharmacists, and editors who have extensive experience in scientific research and medical writing.

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Dr. Varun Gupta
MBBS, MD-Pharmacology
Vice President- Medical Affairs
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Dr. Ashish Ranjan
MBBS, MD-Pharmacology
Senior Manager-Medical Affairs
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Dr. Shilpa Garcha Chugh
MBBS, MD-Pharmacology
Senior Manager-Medical Affairs
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Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
MBBS, MD-Microbiology
Manager-Medical Affairs
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Swapna Chidambaram
Senior Medical Editor and content specialist
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Aditi Sharma
B.Pharma, MBA
Senior Medical Editor and catalogue specialist
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Dr Arpit Bhatnagar
BDS, MHA - Healthcare
Senior Manager Quality and Medical Affairs
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Dr. Swati Mishra
BDS
Medical Editor and Content specialist
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Dr. Sakshi Jain
BDS, MS (USA)
Medical Editor and Content specialist
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Dr. Sakshi Sharma
BDS
Medical Editor and Content specialist
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Dr. Betina Chandolia
BDS, MDS-Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, PGDHHM, PGCCL
Medical Editor and Lab content specialist
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Dr. Shreya Gupta
BDS, MDS-Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Medical Editor and Lab content specialist
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Dr. Saleh Hamed Rifai
Pharm. D
Drug information specialist
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Malavika Hoon
M.Sc Biotechnology
Medical Editor and AYUSH content specialist
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Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti
M.Sc Biochemistry
Health content specialist
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Monalisa Deka
M.Tech Biotechnology
Medical Editor and AYUSH content specialist
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Dr. Deepak Soni
BAMS
Ayurveda content specialist and Consultant
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Mahima Mathur
M. Tech, Biotechnology, MSc (Clinical Embryology), University of Oxford
Medical Editor and AYUSH content specialist
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Diksha Gupta
B Pharm
Medical Editor and AYUSH content specialist
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Arjita Srivastava
M.Pharm-Pharmacology
Medical Editor and AYUSH content specialist
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Dr. Manju Singh
BHMS
Homeopathy content specialist and Consultant
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Anand Kotiyal
B.Pharm
Drug information pharmacist
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Gaurav Shukla
M.Pharm
Data and category specialist
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Sunny Sinha
M.Pharm-Pharmacology
Quality analyst
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Renu Yadav
M.Pharm
Data and category specialist
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Dr. Mousumi Dutta
PhD
Hindi content specialist
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Anoop Kumar Singh
BA-Hindi Lit
Hindi content specialist
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Suraj Kumar Das
MAMC, B.ED
Hindi content specialist
Clinical Specialist Review Board

1mg’s Clinical Specialist Review board evaluates the content from an expert's point of view. The review board consists of specialist and super-specialist medical doctors working with leading hospitals across the country.

Research Papers
  • A Review on the Current Classification and Regulatory Provisions for Medicines in Drug & Cosmetic Act, in the light of Present Day Context
    Current classification of medicines in India under Drug and Cosmetic Act into Schedule G, H, H1, X is outdated, evolved through patchwork over the years and needs to be thoroughly updated. The primary aim of the scheduling system is to ensure appropriate access to medicines while balancing public health and safety. India is experiencing a rapid transition with the rising burden of chronic...
  • Last Mile Delivery of Cold Chain Medicines – Challenges and Recommendations
    Cold chain medicines are those that require special temperature-controlled cold storage to maintain their quality and efficacy. Cold chain management is important to ensure that the right quality is maintained throughout the supply chain. There lies a variety of reasons why cold chain management continues to be the challenge in India like lack of the consolidated list of cold chain medicines, lack of...