About CJON

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The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) is an official publication of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer. CJON is a vehicle to promote the mission of ONS, which is to advance excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.

The CJON mission is to publish clinically relevant, evidence-based content for oncology nurses in diverse roles and practice settings to use when caring for those affected by cancer.

  • Timelines and Publication Details
  • Subscriptions and Advertising
  • Policies
  • Permissions and Translations

Frequency: Bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, and December)

ISSN: 1092-1095 (Print), 1538-067X (Electronic)

Circulation: 35,000+


Oncology Nursing Society
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA USA
+1-412-859-6100 (phone)
+1-412-859-6165 (fax)

Editor: Ellen Carr, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Peer Review Time: 6 weeks

Acceptance Rate: 16% on first submission and 78% upon revision

Time to Publication After Acceptance: 6–8 months

Journal Impact Factor: 1.027

Supplements: Proposals for technical supplements containing four to six articles are welcome. The editor must approve all supplements in concept. Manuscripts must be submitted in accordance with author guidelines, comply with authorship requirements, and be accompanied by appropriate financial disclosure. Once submitted, manuscripts undergo the standard peer-review process. Proposals should be submitted to pubCJON@ons.org.

Indexing: CJON is indexed in CINAHL®, MEDLINE®, EBSCO Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition database, PsycINFO®, and OCLC ArticleFirst.

Journal Club: Read our journal club toolkit for details on creating and participating in a journal club.

Departments: Authorship opportunities are available related to CJON's departments

Accessibility: The ONS accessibility statement regarding WCAG 2.1 regulations can be found HERE.

Subscription Rates: ONS members receive CJON as a benefit of membership. Join ONS today!

Institutional Rates: $420 (+ $25 for international postage)

Advertising: All advertising is subject to the approval of the editor and publisher. For information about advertising opportunities, contact the Townsend Group (202-367-2457) or view the 2022 Rate Card.

Mailing List: The mailing list may be rented by contacting the ONS Integrated Marketing Communications Department.

Permissions: Requests for permission to reprint, adapt, excerpt, photocopy, post online, or otherwise reuse CJON content should be submitted to pubpermissions@ons.org.

Reprints: To purchase high-quality, professionally produced reprints (minimum 50), contact pubpermissions@ons.org.

Complimentary Copies: Corresponding authors receive one complimentary copy of the issue in which their article appears for each of the authors and a PDF of the article. If the authors are ONS members, they also will receive a copy in the mail as part of their regular membership benefits. Those interested in permission to photocopy their own article should contact pubpermissions@ons.org. Those who would like to purchase additional copies of the full journal should contact help@ons.org or call 866-257-4ONS (toll-free).

Claims Policy: Claims for missing issues must be filed within 45 days for domestic recipients and 60 days for international recipients. If claims are submitted outside of the designated period, replacement issues can be purchased for $10 for domestic subscribers and $25 for international subscribers plus postage. ONS reserves the right to review and approve all claim requests. ONS is unable to extend or refund part of a subscription for a missing issue.

All material published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is copyrighted by ONS and protected under U.S. copyright law. Unauthorized reproduction or online posting of ONS copyrighted content is strictly prohibited. Permission from ONS is required to post online, reuse, reprint, photocopy, display, or otherwise reproduce for any purpose full articles or tables, figures, and text excerpts that have appeared on the ONS website or in ONS books, journals, booklets, syllabi, brochures, e-conferences, courses, or other ONS publications/products. Allow two to four weeks for processing of your permission request. A permission or licensing fee may apply. 

Journal Material Permission

To request permission to photocopy journal articles, direct your inquiry to Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

To request permission to reuse or adapt journal content such as tables, figures, appendices, excerpts, etc., or to post a journal article online, complete the permissions request form and send it to pubpermissions@ons.org.

ONS Translation Policy

Many ONS publications are of value to international oncology caregivers, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with you to bring ONS content to non-English-speaking audiences. Individuals, publishers, and all other parties must contact ONS to request permission to translate ONS publications. To request permission, complete the translation request form and send it to pubpermissions@ons.org. ONS will evaluate and respond to each request. Translating ONS copyrighted content without permission is strictly prohibited.