Oncology Issues, the journal of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), is geared towards all members of the cancer team—medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, oncology nurses, oncology pharmacists, oncology social workers, radiation therapists, and oncology program data managers. Topical themes include those related to program management, reimbursement issues, hospital consolidation and mergers, and legislation and regulations that affect the delivery of quality cancer care.
Oncology Issues accepts open submissions of articles that are clear, concise, comprehensive, and of interest to our readers. Before articles are submitted, the author should send an outline and letter of intent to the Managing Editor, who will respond if the topic is of interest. All submissions go through an editorial review process. If an article is accepted, the author will be notified within three months. Time from acceptance to publication is generally six months.
Articles are accepted for consideration with the understanding that the material is original and has not been previously published. In the case of multiple authors, the article is accepted and reviewed on the assumption that all authors have granted approval for submission and publication. Before any articles are published, authors will be asked to sign an author agreement letter, which transfers copyright of the article to ACCC. Once a manuscript is accepted and the author agreement letter is signed, the article becomes the property of ACCC.
Articles must include references and a one paragraph professional biography for each author. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all reference citations and are expected to have read and verified all of the listed references. References must follow the APA format and must be cited at least once in the body of the article (see examples below).
- 1Cleeland C, Gonin R, Hatfield A, et al. Pain and its treatment in outpatients with metastatic cancer. N Engl J Med. 1994;330:592-596.
- 2Taylor EJ. Spiritual assessment. In: Ferrell B, Coyle N, eds. Textbook of Palliative Nursing. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press;2001:397-406.
- 3Personal communication between author and Gary Cohen, M.D., chairman of oncology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
- 4Showalter S. Culture and pain. Available at: www.peds.pain.nursing.uiowa.edu. Accessed May 16, 2002.
Articles can be submitted either electronically or by mail. Articles that are submitted electronically should be emailed to: Monique J. Marino, Managing Editor, at email@example.com. Articles submitted through the mail should be sent on computer disk and should include two hard copies. Articles can be sent to: Association of Community Cancer Centers, Attn: Monique J. Marino, Managing Editor, 1801 Research Boulevard, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20850.
Manuscripts that are accepted for publication are subject to editorial revision for clarity, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and conformity to journal style. Substantive revisions will be based on feedback from the editors and the editorial board, which reviews all articles prior to publication. The author will have an opportunity to review the final article prior to publication.