Write for the AORN Journal
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.
Choose a Topic
The AORN Journal is always looking for articles in the following categories: clinical, management, education, research, quality improvement, and literature review. Currently, the Journal is soliciting manuscripts on several specific topics as well.
- Transplant surgeries
- Cochlear Implants
- Premie surgery
- Diverse Populations
- Hemispherectomy for Seizure Disorders
- Body Piercings
- New Procedures Combining Ultrasound and MRI for Cancer Treatment
Management and Leadership Topics:
- Operational efficiencies—Lean and Six Sigma, TeamSTEPPS, crew resource management (CRM), 4DX
- OR design
- The Affordable Care Act
- Ambulatory and hospital HCAHPS
- Patient and family advisory committee
If you have expertise or experience with any of these or other topics, use the submission checklist and additional resources below to get started today. Or for editorial assistance, contact the Journal office by calling (800) 755-2676 and ask to speak to someone in the Publications Department, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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:
Manuscript, including references
Signed AORN Journal Copyright Transfer/Publishing Agreement
Optional: Tables, figures, photos, and/or video
If applicable: permission forms, photographic consent
Access samples of each component and additional instructions.
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.