Author Guidelines

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

The editors invite readers to submit articles on a variety of points of view and approaches relevant to the practice of US hematology oncology pharmacists to meet the mission of the journal.

GENERAL INFORMATIONManuscripts 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. Manuscripts accepted for publication in JHOP cannot be published in another publication without written permission from the publisher. All authors must sign a copyright transfer form and a disclosure form.

Articles are divided into 5 main categories: (1) Original Research provides an outlet for translational and practice-based research and adds something to the current literature; (2) Review Articles that focus on drug and disease state, as well as on basic science regarding the complex molecular biology of cancer with an oncology pharmacy focus; (3) Case Report describing 1 (max. 2) real-world unique case that includes a review of the relevant literature, the approach to diagnosis and treatment, and explains how this case adds to the literature; (4) Practical Issues in Pharmacy Management could be either an Original Research or a Review Article that is focused on real-world issues involving logistics, economics, and other practice-related topics; and (5) Symptom Management Overview, focusing on a specific symptom, its etiology, and management.

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.

Any funding source must be disclosed on the title page of the manuscript. The funding company/entity cannot intervene in the editorial content and process.

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 at the beginning of the article, and list the names, titles, affiliations, and degrees 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 (200-350 words) that describes the main objective of the article, why this article is important to hematology oncology pharmacists, and what it adds to the current literature.

Original Research/Practical Issues in Pharmacy Management: The abstract must include: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Review Article: The abstract must include: Background, Objective, Discussion, Conclusion, and why the article is important.

Case Report: The abstract should be brief and include: Background, Discussion, Conclusion. The case report must be unique and add something new to the literature. Maximum 2 cases. Minimum 1 Table or Figure per each case.

Case Series: Original article with ≥4 cases. Abstract should follow Case Reports. Body should include Introduction (the condition), Patient Cases, Discussion (cases vs current literature), Conclusion (what is new here).

Symptom Management Overview: Describe the symptom(s) of the condition, the etiology, and treatment options. Minimum 1 Table, maximum 3.

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

Conclusion: The conclusion 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, not a summary of the article.

Tables and figures: Minimum 1, maximum 6 tables and figures combined. Exceptions: Case Report: Minimum 1 Table/Figure. Symptom Management Overview: Minimum 1 Table, Maximum 3. Additional items can be posted online as an Appendix. 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 a 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

References: Use most up-to-date, post-2005, primary sources only (namely, the original study or source, not a secondary article that is citing the primary study). References must be 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 45.

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


  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. Accessed March 13, 2008.

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

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—All articles are edited for substance and to conform to house style, following, in part, the AMA Manual of Style, 11th ed.1 The edited manuscript is sent to the corresponding author for a final review and for any editorial queries. Time from submission to publication varies greatly and is generally 8 to 14 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 Amplity Health, publisher of JHOP.

For an article to be considered for publication, the authors must adhere to the manuscript format described here.

HOW TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS—Submit articles online at Articles that do not follow the guidelines described in this document will be returned to the author for revisions.

Submit the entire manuscript and accompanying documents via the submission form by clicking the button below.


REPRINTS—Reprints may be ordered for a nominal fee by contacting

  1. AMA Manual of Style, 11th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2020.
  2. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. Updated May 2023. Accessed August 9th, 2023.
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