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AORN Journal

Introducing the re-imagined AORN Journal

Introducing a brand-new, re-imagined AORN Journal with new content features, columns, and enhanced member favorites.

  • More visually engaging, with expanded use of photos and art
  • A revitalized, renamed Connections section with a new design and content features
  • Key takeaways for applying research to clinical practice (new!)
  • Key takeaways for applying best practices in the ambulatory setting (new!)

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The AORN Journal is now available as a standalone iPad app. iPhone and Android apps will be released soon as well. Download the app on your iPad.

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Help patients through authorship — start writing for the Journal. Get the resources you need to get started today including a list of suggested topics, author guidelines, a submission checklist, and more.

Peer review for AORN Journal

Help improve the quality of content in the AORN Journal by serving as a peer reviewer. Access the resources you need to get started today, including tutorials, guidelines, and more.

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About the Journal

Discover the vision and mission of the AORN Journal.

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