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Interested in writing for the AORN Journal? We're always looking for new authors to contribute to the publication, so use the below resources to get started today.

Write for the AORN Journal and Your Chapter Could Win a Registration to AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015

Show off the writing talent in your local chapter! The AORN Journal is holding a writing contest to reward the AORN Chapter with the most feature articles accepted for publication between July 19, 2013, and December 31, 2014. The winning AORN Chapter will receive a free AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 registration. The individual recipient of the single registration will be at the discretion of the winning chapter. All authors are welcome to contact the AORN Publications Department for assistance with writing, submission, or any other Journal questions by e-mail at aornjournal@aorn.org or by phone at (303) 755-6300.

Chapter Leader Board:

(Check back each month to see who's in the lead.)

Twenty chapters have submitted articles thus far. The June leaderboard is:

  • 1st Place: 9991 - eChapter
  • 2nd Place: 0601 - Denver
  • 3rd Place: tie between 1016 - North Central Florida, and 4702 Richmond Area

Discover the vision and mission of the AORN Journal

Vision: The AORN Journal will be an indispensable resource recognized for scholarly, evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles that convey standards of excellence and innovations in the delivery of perioperative nursing. Read the full AORN Journal Aims and Scope.

Learn how you can help patients through authorship

View a presentation from the AORN Author's Workshop and learn how to transform what you do every day into a Journal article.

Follow our submission checklist:

To submit a manuscript to the AORN Journal, you will need the following:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Title page

  3. Manuscript, including references

  4. Signed AORN Journal Copyright Transfer/Publishing Agreement

  5. Optional: Tables, figures, photos, and/or video

  6. If applicable: permission forms, photographic consent

Access samples of each component and additional instructions.

Additional Resources

Get familiar with the Author Guidelines, including:

  • Criteria for Manuscripts

  • Descriptions of the Six Main Article Categories

  • Manuscript Preparation instructions

  • Manuscript Submission & Review Process details

  • Editorial Policies for Authors

Log in to the Online Manuscript Submission Platform.

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