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Oncology Practice Management (OPM) invites readers to submit articles relevant to oncologists, practice managers, financial counselors, and billing/coding specialists to meet the mission of the journal.
Manuscripts submitted to OPM 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 OPM.
Authors are responsible for providing sources cited in the manuscript upon request from the editorial department as part of the standard editorial process.
All authors must sign an appropriate disclosure form and a copyright transfer/authorship form.
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.
Authors are notified as soon as possible regarding the initial decision of acceptance or rejection of the article.
Routine editorial changes are made on all articles to conform to house style, following the AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition.1 The edited manuscript may be sent to the corresponding author for a final review and for any outstanding editorial queries. Time from submission to publication is generally 1 to 3 months, but could be longer, depending on the editing and revision processes.
Manuscripts that do not adhere to the format described in this document will be returned to the author.
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.
The entire text must be provided as a double-spaced 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 800-1500 words (excluding references, tables, and figures).
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 editing process significantly. For help with images, please contact
Cite references consecutively in the text using superscript Arabic numerals. Do not use automatic numbering or footnote/endnote features. Use the most up-to-date, post-2000 references, citing primary sources only. Try to limit the number of references to 10. Place the complete reference list at the end of the text under the heading References.
Use reference format according to the AMA Manual of Style, 11th ed.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. March 12, 2008. www.Bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aLfUw7_sYMRY. Accessed March 13, 2008.
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.
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 provide by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).2
Provide authors’ highest academic degree and professional affiliations. Also provide the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail of the corresponding author. The corresponding author is responsible for securing signatures for all forms from all authors and for getting final approval from all authors for the version of the article being published.
All authors are required to sign an Authorship/Copyright Transfer Form, assigning all copyrights for the manuscript to Amplity Health, publisher of OPM.
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
OPM 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.
How to Submit
Use the link below to submit the manuscript, image files, and cover letter.
Reprints may be ordered for a nominal fee by contacting
- American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style. A Guide for Authors and Editors. 11th ed. Oxford University Press; 2020.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals. Updated May 2022. www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf. Accessed May 12, 2023.
Oncology healthcare requires providers and administrators to focus their attention on financial concerns and strategic decisions that affect the bottom line. Oncology Practice Management® offers process solutions for members of the cancer care team, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, as well as executives, administrators, and coders/billers. Our goal is to inform and educate medical professionals on a wide range of topics relevant to their practice, including reimbursement, staffing, electronic medical records, REMS, compliance with state and federal regulations, drug and policy updates, and expert perspectives, so they can successfully navigate the ever-changing business of oncology and provide the highest quality care to their patients.