Writing scientific articles is the basis of being involved in professional life. Why do non-native speakers of English (try to) publish in English? As English is the lingua franca of medical sciences, medical papers are mostly expected to be written in this language. An advanced level knowledge of general English is not sufficient for publishing a scientific paper in English. Further skills and subskills have to be acquired as well to have the paper published. How can medical English teachers help their student to develop these skills? Are the problems medical writers face the same for speakers of various languages? The webinar would discuss these questions presenting the results of an international questionnaire and interview based research backed up by literature review.