Author Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines as closely as possible to facilitate the editorial and production process. If you have any questions please contact Info@JHOPonline.com.

MISSON STATEMENT—The Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy (JHOP) is an independent, peer reviewed journal founded in 2011 to provide hematology and oncology pharmacy practitioners and other healthcare professionals in these fields with high-quality peer-reviewed information relevant to hematologic and oncologic conditions to help them optimize drug therapy for patients.

GENERAL INFORMATION—Manuscripts submitted to JHOP must be original and must not have been published previously, either in print or in electronic form. Manuscripts cannot be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by JHOP.

The editors invite readers to submit articles on a variety of points of view and approaches to meet the mission of the journal. Articles will be divided into 4 main categories, including (1) original research, to provide an outlet for translational and practice-based research, including case reports and case series; (2) review articles that focus on drug and disease state as well as on basic science regarding the complex molecular biology of cancer with a pharmacy focus; (3) Case reports describing a real-world case report that will include discussion of the specific disease, the approach to diagnosis, and treatment; (4) practical issues in pharmacy management that will focus on realworld issues involving logistics, economics, and other practice-related topics.

PEER REVIEW—All articles undergo an initial internal review for topic appropriateness and manuscript format. Manuscripts that are not submitted according to the guidelines in this document will be returned to the author.

All manuscripts are subject to a strict, blinded peer review (by 2-3 reviewers), and acceptance is determined by the section editor based on that review. Reviewers look for accuracy of the information and data presented, as well as relevance to the objectives of JHOP.

All authors’ identifying information is removed from the article for the purpose of the peer review, but any study funding information is provided to reviewers. Authors are notified as soon as possible regarding the initial decision of acceptance or rejection of the article. The majority of articles that are accepted for publication, however, will require revisions and resubmission.

EDITING—Routine editorial changes are made on all articles to conform to house style, following the AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed.1 The edited manuscript is sent to the corresponding author for a final review and for any outstanding editorial queries. Time from submission to publication is generally 4 to 7 months, but could be longer, depending on the peer-review and revision processes.

AUTHORSHIP/COPYRIGHT—Authors listed on the manuscript should only include those who have made a direct contribution to the content of the article, in accordance with the authorship criteria provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).2 Credit for authorship is based on a substantial contribution to (1) conception and design, or data analysis/interpretation, (2) drafting or revising the article critically for intellectual content, and (3) approval of the final version to be published. These 3 criteria must all be met.2 Those who have contributed to the article but do not meet these authorship criteria should be acknowledged at the end of the article.

Provide authors’ highest academic degree and professional affiliations. Also provide the name, address, telephone number, e-mail, and fax number of the corresponding author. The corresponding author is responsible for securing signatures for all forms from all authors.

All authors are required to sign an Authorship/Copyright Transfer Form, assigning all copyrights for the manuscript to Green Hill Healthcare Communications, LLC, publisher of JHOP.

For an article to be considered for publication, authors must adhere to the manuscript format described in this document and follow the general ICMJE guidelines.2

DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS—All authors must disclose any relationship that could be viewed as a potential conflict of interest, based on ICMJE guidelines,2 including any financial interests, direct or indirect, and any affiliations or involvement (competitive or amiable) with organizations that have a financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. Each author must sign the Financial Disclosure Form in accordance with the ICMJE guidelines.2

JHOP discloses all information regarding employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, grants, or other financial sources with potential conflict of interest in relation to a manuscript, or if authors discuss any products or services with such commercial interest. Any information regarding funding, grants, or other financial compensation must be listed on the title page of the manuscript. All published articles will include disclosure statements listing any relationships with real or potential conflict of interest for all authors and for the manuscript/research.

PERMISSIONS—Authors must secure written permission to reuse or adapt any graphic elements (table, figure) from a previously published (online or in print) article or from any other source. Provide the letter of permission when submitting the manuscript, or indicate that permission will be provided, and cite the original source with the graphic element in the manuscript. Authors are responsible for acknowledging all information that has been published previously.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT—Manuscripts that do not adhere to the format described in this document will be returned to the author.

Title page: Include a proper title for the article and list the names, titles, and affiliations of all authors. Also list the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. List all funding sources for the study/article.

Abstract: Articles must include an abstract (200-300 words) that describes the main objectives of the article, why this article is important, and what it adds to the literature. The abstract must be divided into these categories: Background, Objective, Methods (and Study Design, if relevant), Results, and Conclusion.

An abstract for an article that does not represent research findings should include the following categories to suggest why the article is important and what its main objective is: Background, Objective, Discussion, Conclusion.

Text: The entire text must be provided as a doublespaced Word file and all pages numbered consecutively. Cite any graphic elements (tables, figures, algorithms, appendix) consecutively in the text, but place actual tables/figures at the end of the article, after the references. Limit the length of the text to 3500 words (excluding references, tables, and figures).

Conclusion: The conclusion is not a summary of the article. Rather, it should add something new to the article, a point of view or comments related to the rationale for the article and what the article adds to the literature.

Tables and figures: Cite all figures, tables, algorithms, and other graphics in the text, but place the graphic elements at the end of the article, after the references. Type all tables and all figure heads and captions in the Word document.

Figures and other images (excluding tables) must also be provided as individual graphic files, saved at high resolution (300 dpi), as jpg or pdf file. Attach an individual file for each image. Images not saved appropriately will delay the peer-review process significantly. For help with images, please contact Info@JHOPonline.com.

References: Use most up-to-date, post-1990, primary sources only, cited consecutively in the text (as superscript numbers), then place each complete reference at the end of the article under heading “References.” Avoid automatic numbering or footnote/endnote features. Try to limit the number of references to 35.

Use citation format according to the AMA Manual of Style.1

Examples:

  1. Peters JL, Sutton AJ, Jones DR, et al. Comparison of two methods to detect publication bias in meta-analysis. JAMA. 2006;295:676-680.
  2. McGrath JJ, Murray RM. Risk factors for schizophrenia: from conception to birth. In: Hirsch SR, Weinberger DR, eds. Schizophrenia. Oxford, England: Blackwell Press; 2003.
  3. Waters R, Pettypiece S. Drug sales in the US grow at slower pace as generic use surges. Bloomberg news, March 12, 2008. www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aLfUw7_sYMRY. Accessed March 13, 2008.

HOW TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS—Articles that do not follow the guidelines described in this document will not be considered for publication.

Save the manuscript as a Word file and attach individual files for each image or figure (excluding tables). Save images (figures) individually as an image file (jpg or pdf).

Submit the entire manuscript and a cover letter stating the objectives of the article to Info@JHOPonline.com. For assistance call 732-992-1536.

REPRINTS—Reprints may be ordered for a nominal fee by contacting Info@JHOPonline.com.


1. AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2007.

2. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Updated April 2010. www.icmje.org/urm_full.pdf. Accessed June 1, 2010.