Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, will complete her term as editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) on May 31, 2015. As a result, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is seeking a dynamic and visionary oncology nurse to serve as editor of the journal, with applications due by September 15, 2014. After training and a transition period, the new editor will assume full responsibility on June 1, 2015. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, two references, and journal or publication samples by September 15, 2014
Serves as the editor-in-chief of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), ensuring that the content supports the CJON mission, is appropriate, and is valuable to its readership. Reviews all submitted manuscripts, and edits content from a technical, oncology nursing perspective. Mentors authors and editorial and peer review board members. Recruits and mentors associate editors. Works collaboratively with ONS to ensure adherence to all publication deadlines. Is a strong representative of the journal as well as ONS.
- Renders decisions on the content that will appear in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), including supplements and special issues, ensuring that articles and features support the CJON mission and are appropriate and appealing to readers interested in clinical content and evidence-based practice.
- Reviews all submitted manuscripts, deciding on the acceptability of content based on journal guidelines, quality, and needs.
- Works collaboratively with ONS Publishing Team staff
- Edits content from a technical perspective after acceptance.
- Mentors authors and editorial board members.
- Provides timely responses to queries from potential and current authors, editors, etc.
- Selects, provides training and guidance for, and assigns peer reviewers to manuscripts.
- Identifies and selects associate editors, ensuring their active participation, deadline adherence, and quality.
- Leads effective editorial board meetings and journal programs and activities.
- Adheres to all deadlines from the review process through post-publication.
- Engages audiences via social media.
- Is a strong representative of the journal as well as ONS, whether during meetings or potential presentations on ONS’s behalf.
- 10 years of experience in nursing and five years of experience in oncology or a comparable combination of experience
- A registered nurse and a master’s degree in nursing, but a doctoral degree and certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation are preferred
- Experience as an editor or assistant editor of a peer-reviewed journal and a working knowledge of nursing publications and publishing
- A thorough understanding of the topics of interest to oncology nurses who are involved in clinical and evidence-based practice
- Excellent leadership and consensus-building skills
- Strong writing, editing, planning, communication, and meeting facilitation skills
- A wide network of colleagues in oncology, nursing, and publishing
- Mentoring experience
- A demonstrated ability to adhere to production schedules and deadlines
- Strong knowledge of computers and the ability to learn and work on manuscripts exclusively in CJON’s Web-based peer-review software program
- Ability to travel up to three times a year and participate on up to 10–12 conference calls per year.
To learn more and begin the application process online, click here.