Dialogues in Oncofertility is a record of scholarly output generated by members of the Oncofertility Professional Engagement Network (OPEN). The goal of Dialogues is to preserve the intellectual works created by the oncofertility community and to promote its authors by enabling discovery and accessibility of these works by the international scientific community. 

Mission Statement
The mission of Dialogues in Oncofertility is to promote the field of oncofertility through publication of papers and other resources that represent novel, cutting edge research in the areas of humanities, social science, education science and the biological sciences.  The field of oncofertility represents an emerging intersectional field with patient numbers that are low, a global community where assessing the landscape in different settings is valuable, and/or where scientific discoveries represent breakthroughs, but may not be publishable in traditional journals. Furthermore, we believe that scholarly output is not limited to traditional original reports, but also encompasses other means of scholarly output like abstracts, posters, white papers, etc. (For a complete list of all accepted resources, see below). Our goal is to assess these resources quickly and post online for community deliberation.  Teresa Woodruff serves as editor-in-chief and will determine if the materials merit publication. All published resources will be assigned a DOI.  As an online repository of scholarly works, Dialogues in Oncofertility accepts papers directly from authors and does not go through full peer review.  Peer commentary is solicited from the community to enable discussion of the topics published. 

Commonly Accepted Resource Types:

  • Abstracts
  • Articles
  • Case Reports
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Editorials
  • Forms
  • Guidelines
  • Handbooks
  • Lecture Notes
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Projects
  • Reports
  • Resource Guides
  • Reviews

See complete list of all acceptable resource types here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/pubtypes.html

Copyright Information
All materials submitted to Dialogues will be housed on Northwestern University’s DigitalHub platform. As such, copyright owners retain copyright over their materials. By putting material into DigitalHub, you are granting Galter Library a non-exclusive license to distribute it, which means that you are authorizing Galter Library to make it available but can also distribute it through other mechanisms. You will be able to consult the distribution license for more information.

It is preferred but not required that materials be made available with a Creative Commons license. Many researchers and educational institutions are adopting Creative Commons licenses to provide wider access to their work. There are few different types of CC licenses that you can choose from and you also have an option to mark your item with the “All rights reserved” license. Through the Creative Commons attribution license, the copyright owner retains copyright, but the materials are open to others for use and make modifications as long as attribution to the original is made. CC Australia has developed a very useful flowchart to help people decide which Creative Commons license (if any) is appropriate for what they want to do. 

Submitting to Dialogues in Oncofertility
All submissions will be handled electronically and must be submitted through the website in an acceptable digital format. To learn more about submissions, visit our Guide for Authors.

Disclaimer
The contents of Dialogues in Oncofertility are for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.