The Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal (CONJ)
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The Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal (CONJ) is the official publication of the Canadian Oncology Nursing Association (CANO/ACIO). The journal supports CANO’s vision to be a driving force nationally and an influencing force internationally in advancing excellence in cancer nursing across the cancer control spectrum.

CONJ is directed to all nurses engaged in cancer control: prevention; screening; caring for individuals with cancer and their families through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up including survivorship and end-of-life. It serves to support and stimulate the development and growth of oncology nursing practice, research, education, and leadership.

This peer-reviewed journal is the vehicle for disseminating current cancer control knowledge, information and research related to clinical oncology nursing practice, education, research and administration. This knowledge underpins the specialty practice of oncology nurses and the nursing care of cancer patients and survivors in general.

The journal aims to:

  • publish timely, high quality papers as an online publication,
  • promote the development and growth of the specialty of cancer nursing and the role of the nurse involved in cancer care,
  • stimulate discussion about nursing issues in oncology nursing,
  • and encourage nurses to publish in a peer-reviewed publication.

The journal includes a mix of peer-reviewed and invited manuscripts in both English and French and welcomes submissions from both within and beyond Canada. It is an open access publication to enable a wide readership. The journal is indexed with the following: ProQuest, EBSCO, DOAJ, and PubMed Central.

Current issues and full archives of the journal can be accessed at the following site:

For more information, please visit the journal site or email

For information on how to submit an article or how to participate in the peer-review process, please contact

Editor-in-Chief - Margaret Fitch, RN, PhD

Margaret Fitch assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal in 2013. Since that time the CONJ has expanded its content, increased its readership, and became a digital/open access publication. The journal remains as the official voice of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, reaching its 28th year in 2018.

Dr. Fitch was the Founding President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology and embraced the vision of a peer-reviewed oncology nursing journal as an important vehicle for the Association and for the specialty as a whole. Throughout her career as a practitioner, researcher, educator and administrator, she has continued to write for the CONJ in addition to submitting articles to other publications. She has also served on several editorial boards of other journals and is regularly sought to provide peer reviews.

In her role as Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Fitch manages the peer review process for the CONJ and reports to the CANO/ACIO Board. She is open to inquiries from authors about manuscripts they wish to write and submit to the CONJ; please contact her through

Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal Editorial Board

Current to November 2018

  • Margaret Fitch RN PhD, Editor-in-Chief
  • Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FCAHS
  • Janice Chobanuk, RN, BSc, MN, CON(C)
  • Dawn Stacey, RN, PhD
  • Fay J. Strohschein, RN, PhD(c)
  • Manon Lemonde, IA, PhD
  • Karine Bilodeau, inf., Ph.D

Mentoring for CANO/ACIO Members

The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board of the CONJ are able to provide mentorship to CANO/ACIO members who wish to become authors and publish the articles about their work in peer-reviewed journals. This mentorship is available in both English and French. If you are interested, please feel free to inquire with the Editor in Chief at

The Editorial Board also provide a workshop on publication at the annual CANO/ACIO conference for both novice and experienced authors.

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