The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing (AJCN) is a refereed biannual publication that aims to provide educational material to members and other interested bodies and acts as a forum where debate and exchange of views can take place.

The AJCN is essential reading for nurses who are delivering services in the cancer field and is oriented towards clinical, education and management nurses with an interest in cancer care. In the AJCN, the relationships between cancer nursing, the nursing profession generally and the cancer care community are explored.

Manuscripts that have a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base will be considered for publication. The AJCN welcomes submissions on contemporary professional, policy or practice topics or issues of interest to cancer nurses. This can include research papers, case studies, reports, recommendations for practice or letters to the editor. All enquiries regarding submission to the journal can be directed to

The AJCN is listed with Cumulated Index of Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and the Australian Government Department of Education Science and Technology (DEST) databases.

To download the AJCN Guidelines for Authors click here.

Submission Requirements

All manuscripts submitted to AJCN must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  1. AJCN Authorship Declaration (separate form for each author)
  2. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Conflict of Interest Declaration (separate form for each author); and
  3. AJCN Checklist for Manuscript Submission.

Manuscripts will not be considered for publication without all 3 forms completed in full.

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