CJON Associate Editor

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Signup Deadline: 11-04-2022
Starts: 01-01-2023
Ends: 09-01-2027
Location: Online Opportunity


The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), a bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal published by

the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), welcomes applicants for associate editor (AE) roles, who will also serve on CJON’s Editorial Board. CJON’s 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.


CJON is led by its Editorial Board, which consists of the CJON editor and AEs, who coordinate each of the nine CJON departments. (For department profiles, access this link:

https://www.ons.org/cjon/editorial-board.) The CJON Editorial Board is a collaborative, supportive forum that encourages frequent communication and a robust exchange of ideas—all to advance content that supports 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 issue of CJON. These department articles are about 1,500–1,700 words long and present a focused topic of interest to clinical oncology nurse readers. The AE provides mentorship to the author as they draft the article and finalize the content for submission. Finalized department draft articles are submitted four months before publication in CJON. For further explanation of CJON department article development, access the CJON Manuscript Requirements link, p. 3: https://www.ons.org/sites/default/files/2022-06/CJON-Ms-Requirements.pdf.


All AEs must be active ONS members. These are volunteer positions that are appointed by and report to the CJON editor. AEs serve a three-year term, with an optional fourth transition year in which the outgoing AE supports the next AE appointed to the department. CJON has established a comprehensive training program for new 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 currently is recruiting AEs for two CJON departments: Clinical Moment and Supportive Care.


Of note, applicants considered for the Clinical Moment AE role have some but not extensive publishing experience; for this department, CJON welcomes applicants who are newer to clinical oncology nursing with an eye for content—in particular, content that presents the experiences of oncology nursing students or those new to clinical oncology nursing practice.


Applicants for the Supportive Care AE role have published in peer-reviewed journals and are currently working in a clinical oncology nursing role.


Once named in December 2022, the incoming AEs will begin their terms in January 2023.

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 Friday, November 4. If you have expertise or interest in the open departments, 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.

Volunteers Needed:

2 (2 open slots)

Experience Required:

7 - 10 Years Nursing Experience




Emmalee Torisk, PhD