ONS Seeking CJON Associate Editor

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Signup Deadline: 02-26-2024
Starts: 04-01-2024
Ends: 04-01-2027


Are you interested in advancing the foundation of clinical nursing practice, using your skills as a writer, editor, and mentor to clinical colleagues? Then consider joining the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) Editorial Board as an associate editor (AE).

Serving on the CJON Editorial Board will contribute to many of your professional and personal goals. You will:
  • Have advanced knowledge of new and impactful clinical oncology nursing care and evidence.
  • Build your editing and publishing competencies, solidifying an additional area of expertise.
  • Experience collegiality—at its best—as a member of a national ONS team valuing and contributing to excellence in clinical oncology nursing practice.

As background, CJON is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Its mission is to publish clinically relevant, evidence-based content for oncology nurses in diverse roles and practice settings to support the clinical care of those affected by cancer.

The CJON Editorial Board includes the CJON editor and AEs, who coordinate each of the nine CJON departments. The CJON Editorial Board is a collaborative, supportive forum encouraging frequent communication and a robust exchange of ideas to advance content supporting clinical oncology nurses’ practice and excellence in clinical oncology care.

In the role of CJON AE, each AE recruits clinical nurse authors to write their assigned department articles for each CJON issue. Department articles are about 1,700–2,000 words long and present a focused topic of interest to clinical oncology nurse readers. CJON AEs provide mentorship to the authors as they draft articles and finalize the content for submission. Finalized department draft articles are submitted four months before publication in CJON

All CJON AEs must be active ONS members with active nursing licenses. These volunteer positions are appointed by and report to the CJON editor. AEs serve an optional three-year term based on performance, with an optional fourth transition year to orient the incoming AE to the department. CJON has a comprehensive training program for incoming AEs, which includes individualized mentoring by the outgoing AE of the department and the CJON editor. The AE mentoring/training period is approximately six months; the training/mentoring period continues until the incoming AE feels ready to assume full responsibility for the department.

AEs also contribute to journal policies, procedures, and special projects.

CJON is currently recruiting an AE for the DNP Projects department, which shares results from an evidence-based doctor of nursing practice capstone project, addressing the clinical needs of patients or solving a problem in a clinical nursing practice setting. Preferred AE applicants have had experience publishing in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and are familiar with DNP evidence-based practice project requirements and elements. Use of the Editorial Manager platform is required for department submissions, so AEs must have access to a computer and internet, as well as be able to regularly access the Editorial Manager site.

To recruit department article authors, preferred AE applicants are comfortable networking in the clinical oncology nursing community. Finally, preferred AE applicants have experience mentoring clinical oncology nurses in scholarly work, communicate clearly and timely, and are accustomed to meeting and exceeding deadlines. The CJON Editorial Board meets virtually for approximately one hour each quarter. Attendance at all meetings is required. 

To apply to be a CJON department AE and join the CJON Editorial Board, log in to the ONS Communities with your ONS username and password, click “Apply Today,” and provide the requested information by 2/23/24. If you have expertise or interest in the open department listed above, please speak to that in your application responses. Contact pubCJON@ons.org with questions.

Applicants will be contacted to confirm receipt of their application. For selected applicants, the CJON editor will conduct Zoom interviews. All applicants will receive a final response to their CJON AE application.
Published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals
Mentorship and guidance of writers at all levels
Evidence meeting deadlines
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Nursing Experience




Emmalee Torisk, PhD