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The function of the “Author on Call” blog is to allow our readers and authors to interact with each other in a unique way. A few select authors will be chosen to share on the blog aspects of their papers that were especially meaningful to them personally or points that may not have made it into their published report. Readers will then have the opportunity to provide comments and questions, to which the authors will respond.

At times, as seen in our first entry, we will also post separate entries to the blog on various special topics that we feel would be informational or that we welcome your feedback on.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


CANCER NURSING: An International Journal for Cancer Care will feature a theme for its entire May/June 2020 issue (Volume 43, Issue 3).  This issue focuses on evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, qualitative meta-syntheses, and aligned methods addressing topics of relevance to cancer nursing.


Explicit methodological detail including search and retrieval of studies, validation of findings (e.g., meta-analysis) or interpretation of findings (e.g., meta-synthesis) is essential.  Evidence syntheses may seek to advance the science of cancer nursing by, for example, synthesizing a substantial body of literature; highlighting key issues and setting important new agendas in research, policy and practice relating to cancer nursing; or advancing evidence synthesis methods in cancer nursing.  The editors also welcome papers describing or detailing methodological innovations in evidence synthesis relevant to, or as applied to, cancer nursing.


Authors from all disciplines are warmly welcomed to submit manuscripts that fit the scope of this theme issue no later than May 30, 2019. The cover letter for the manuscript must indicate submission for the Evidence Syntheses Theme Issue. Please follow the journal’s formatting guidelines found at in preparing the manuscript.


Our special guest editors for this theme issue are:


Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN

G. J. Melendez-Torres, DPhil, RN

R.K. Elswick, Jr., PhD, NREMT-B


Please contact the Editorial Office ( with questions.