About ONF

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The mission of the Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF), an official publication of ONS, is to amplify oncology nursing science and support the translation of research evidence to practice and policy. The intent of ONF is to foster health equity for individuals, families, and communities affected by cancer through dissemination of research that transforms cancer care in health systems and communities.

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Debra Lyon, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, University of Florida

Associate Editors

Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sadeeka Al-Majid, PhD, RN, FAAN, California State University, Fullerton

Robert Knoerl, PhD, RN, University of Michigan

Virginia LeBaron, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, University of Virginia

Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN, University of California, San Francisco

Rachel Pozzar, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Memnun Seven, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Oncology Nursing Forum Editorial Board provides strategic direction for the journal. Contact pubONF@ons.org with questions or recommendations.

Frequency: Bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September, and November)

ISSN: 0190-535X (Print), 1538-0688 (Electronic)

Circulation: 35,000+

Oncology Nursing Society
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Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214 USA
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Editor: Debra Lyon, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Peer Review Time: 6–8 weeks

Overall Acceptance Rate: 38% (most upon revision)

Time to Publication After Acceptance: 5–6 months

Journal Impact Factor: 1.6

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 pubONF@ons.org.

Indexing: The Oncology Nursing Forum is indexed in the British Nursing Index, CINAHL®, PsycINFO®, EBSCO Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition database, Index Medicus, MEDLINE®, OCLC ArticleFirst database, and the Science Citation Index's Current Contents (Social and Behavioral Sciences and Clinical Medicine), Research Alert, Science Citation Index Expanded.

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

Subscription Rates: ONS members receive ONF 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 JT Hroncich at AdBoom Advertising or view the 2024 Rate Card.

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

Permissions: To request permission to reprint, adapt, excerpt, post online, or otherwise reuse content from the Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF), Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), or an ONS book, submit your request through the Copyright Clearance Center Marketplace. Please include as many details about your request as possible. Any other requests, including those for academic or educational purposes, as well as requests outside of those offered by the Copyright Clearance Center Marketplace, and additional queries related to permissions requests can be directed to pubpermissions@ons.org. Permission is subject to the Terms and Conditions for Permissions, which are available at www.ons.org/legal-notices. For more information, visit www.ons.org/publications-journals/permissions-archives

Reprints: To purchase high-quality, professionally reproduced 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: 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.