Author Guidelines

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The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) promotes reliance on evidence-based practices in navigating patients with cancer and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. JONS also seeks to strengthen the role of nurse and patient navigators in cancer care by serving as a platform for these professionals to disseminate original research findings, exchange best practices, and find support for their growing community. The majority of articles will undergo a peer-review process.

Manuscripts submitted to JONS must be original and must not have been published previously, either in print or in electronic form. Manuscripts cannot be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by JONS. These restrictions on prior publication, however, do not apply to abstracts or poster presentations published in connection with scientific meetings.

To be considered for publication, all original manuscripts, including case reports, original research, and review articles, must follow the format described in this document. All manuscripts are subject to the journal’s peer-review process, and acceptance is based on that review. Most articles will have to be revised based on reviewers’ recommendations before final acceptance.

Authors are responsible to provide sources cited in the manuscript upon request from the editorial department as part of the standard editorial process.

Routine editorial changes will be made by the journal editors to conform to house style, following the AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2007). The edited manuscript will be sent to the corresponding author for review and final approval. Time from submission to publication is generally 4 to 6 months.


All authors are required to sign a Copyright Transfer Form, assigning all copyrights to Green Hill Healthcare Communications, LLC, publisher of JONS, as well as a Financial Disclosure Form. Authors must disclose any financial interests, direct or indirect, and any affiliations or involvement (competitive or amiable) with organizations that have a financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript.


Authors must secure written permission to reuse or adapt any table or figure from a previously published (online or in print) article or from any source. Provide the letter of permission when submitting the manuscript, or indicate that permission will be provided, and cite the original source with the graphic element in the manuscript.


Title page: Include a proper title for the article and list the names, titles, and affiliations of all authors. Also list the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Abstract: Provide a 150-250 word abstract that describes Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. The objective should reflect the title of the article.

For a review article, the abstract should include: Background, Objectives, Discussion, and Conclusion.

Conclusion: The conclusion should add comments that offer the rationale for the article and what the article adds

Text: Double-space the entire manuscript and number pages consecutively. Limit the text to 3000 words, plus tables and figures.

Tables/figures: Cite all tables and figures in the text, consecutively, but place the actual tables and figures at the end of the article. Provide the original, individual files of each figure, saved as an image file (PDF, jpg, Power Point). In addition to the image file, include a copy of each figure in the body of the manuscript.

References: Cite references consecutively in the text (as superscript numbers), then cite each complete reference at the end of the article. Use proper citation format according to the AMA Manual of Style. See examples below. Use the most up-to-date, post-1990 references, citing primary sources only. Try to limit the number of references to about 40. Do not use automatic numbering or footnote/endnote features.

Reference examples:

  1. Peters JL, Sutton AJ, Jones DR, et al. Comparison of two methods to detect publication bias in meta-analysis. JAMA. 2006;295:676-680.
  2. McGrath JJ, Murray RM. Risk factors for schizophrenia: from conception to birth. In: Hirsch SR, Weinberger DR, eds. Schizophrenia. Oxford, England: Blackwell Press; 2003.
  3. Waters R, Pettypiece S. Drug sales in the US grow at slower pace as generic use surges. Bloomberg news, March 12, 2008. Accessed March 13, 2008.


Articles that do not follow the guidelines described in this document will not be considered for publication.

Save the entire manuscript as a Word file and attach individual files for each image or figure.
Submit each figure individually as an image file (PDF, Power Point, or jpg). Digital images must be saved at a high resolution (300 dpi).

Submit the entire manuscript, figures, images, and a cover letter stating the objectives of the article online at or via email to