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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.

Clinical Topics:

  • Transplant surgeries
    • Face
    • Limb
    • Heart/lung
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric
    • Reconstruction
    • 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 aornjournal@aorn.org.

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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