An Academic Perspective on Publishing in Oncology Nursing

Cindy Tofthagen, Susan C. McMillan

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Objectives: To describe authorship opportunities for nursing students, encourage writing for publication, and provide practical guidance on reformatting a “school” paper into a version suitable for publication. Data Sources: Published literature, authors’ experience. Conclusion: Nursing students have unique opportunities to write for publication during, and beyond, their educational programs. Writing for publication can be a very rewarding experience and a meaningful one, as nurse authors contribute to the body of knowledge of oncology nursing. Implications for Nursing: While an excellent paper written for a class, thesis, final project, or dissertation is virtually never publishable without substantial changes, by following the guidance provided in this article, publication is very possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-401
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2018


  • Academic papers
  • Authorship
  • Revision guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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