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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, December 17, 2019

A New Editorial Assistance Program

We are pleased to inform you that the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) has created a volunteer editorial assistance service, and this service is available to authors preparing to submit a manuscript to CANCER NURSING. More information can be found below or on ISNCC's blog (


Call for Expressions of Interest (Nurse Authors)

The ISNCC Editorial Assistance Program (EAP) is a new program that aims to mobilize volunteers to provide editorial support to authors from a non-English speaking background in preparation of their manuscript towards submission to a peer-reviewed journal. This initiative forms part of ISNCC’s efforts to enhance knowledge dissemination at a global level.

ISNCC is accepting applications from prospective nurse authors for the initial pilot trial of the program in 2020. Prospective authors need to have a manuscript related to cancer control currently in progress.

Eligibility criteria for the author:

  • Be a nurse and member or global citizen of ISNCC;
  • Be from a low- to middle-income country as defined by the World Bank;
  • Reside in a country or region where English is not the primary language;
  • Be able to submit a partially or fully complete draft of the manuscript as part of the application:
    • The content of the manuscript must be directly related to cancer control.
    • For research or quality improvement project reports, the project must be completed prior to applying for the program.
  • Be committed to complete the manuscript over a period of 3-6 months

To express interest, please complete the Online Expression of Interest Form and email your draft manuscript to Professor Ray Chan via email Expression of interest applications without a draft manuscript will not be considered.

Deadline for Expression of Interest is 31st January 2020.