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Author Guidelines

Introduction

The Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal (CONJ) welcomes original articles, research papers, letters to the editor, media reviews, professional ads, and stories of interest to nurses who provide care to patients with cancer and their families. We currently do not charge a fee to authors for publication.

Policy

All correspondence and manuscripts must be forwarded to the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief or delegated associate editors will assume responsibility for obtaining confidential peer review. Normally, the process of peer review takes approximately three months. If published, manuscripts become the property of CONJ. The journal will have exclusive rights to the manuscript and to its reproduction. Manuscripts may not be under consideration by any other journal.

Copyright

When submitting a manuscript, include a statement of ownership and assignment of copyright as follows: “I hereby declare that I am the sole proprietor of all rights to my original article entitled..., and I assign all rights to CANO for publication in the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal.” Please date and sign. ALL authors must sign this statement. Please submit this statement in a Word document by electronic mail to the editor-in-chief, CONJ. Authors must obtain written permission for use of previously published materials included in the manuscript. This includes extensive quotations (greater than 500 words), tables, figures, charts, graphs, etc. Written permission for all copyright materials must be included with the manuscript.

Correspondence

A letter of query to the editor-in-chief regarding suitability of a proposed manuscript is suggested, but not required. Forward the original complete manuscript in a Word document by electronic mail to the editor-in-chief. Include your email address and other contact addresses with your manuscript for acknowledgement of receipt of your manuscript.

Non-refereed material

The journal also invites brief submissions of fewer than 500 words that highlight clinical practice tips, new program developments, research in progress, or reviews of articles, books, and videotapes. These submissions are published at the discretion of the editor-in-chief. Queries are unnecessary.

Language

The Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal is officially a bilingual publication. All journal content submitted and reviewed by the editors will be available in both official languages.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Style

    Manuscripts must be typewritten or word processed in times roman or courier typeface using a 12 points font. Copy must be clear and legible. Uniform margins of at least 1 inch, and double spacing are required. Number pages consecutively in upper right-hand corner, beginning with title page. Identify each page with the first two or three words from the title inserted above the pagination. Use one side of the paper only. The required style is that recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA). (2009). Publication manual (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  2. Length

    The preferred length for original articles or research reports is 6 to 16 double-spaced pages including tables, figures, and references. Features submissions can be between 500 and 1200 words.

  3. Title page

    The title page must include the title of the article, the name(s) of the author(s) as meant to appear in the publication, and, if possible, an e-mail address where the main or contact author may be reached. If more than one author, the order must be that desired in the publication. Accuracy is essential to ensure accuracy in publication. Include the author(s) credentials, position, place of employment, correct mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers. Indicate preferred author and address for correspondence.

  4. Abstract

    Include an abstract of 120-150 words. This abstract should summarize the article and highlight the main points of interest for the reader. It must be double-spaced and on a separate page.

  5. References

    References must be double-spaced, in alphabetical order, complete, and accurate. References should start on a separate page and must be cited in the text.

  6. Tables

    Tables are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Double-space and begin each table on a separate page. Tables should complement, not duplicate text.

  7. Figures

    All figures must be copyrighted and documented. They must be submitted on separate pages and should not duplicate text. Number consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Figures must be clear, easy to interpret, and in black and white only for reproduction.

  8. Contributors/copyright transfer 

    When submitting a manuscript, include a statement of ownership and assignment of copyright as follows: "I hereby declare that I am the sole proprietor of all rights to my original article entitled…, and I assign all rights to CANO for publication in the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal." Please date and sign. ALL authors must sign this statement.

 

Copyright Notice

Permissions

It is the responsibility of authors/ contributors to obtain permissions for reproducing any copyrighted material. Authors must obtain written permission for use of previously published materials included in the manuscript. This includes extensive quotations (greater than 500 words), tables, figures, charts, graphs, etc. Written permission for all copyright materials must be included with the manuscript.

 

Copyrights

The entire contents of CONJ are protected under international copyrights. The Journal, however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also grants the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

 

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