Write for the AORN Journal

Is there an issue important to you? Chances are it's important to your perioperative colleagues as well. AORN is always looking for new authors to contribute to our award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal.  Authorship provides an outlet to improve patient care, educate your colleagues, and continue your professional and personal growth.

Aspiring Writer? Seasoned Author?  AORN Wants You!

If you have expertise, experience, or ideas in any of these topics, we are interested in your manuscripts:

  • Clinical
  • Management
  • Research
  • Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Education
  • Literature review
  • Concept analysis

If you have a manuscript idea on another topic, we want to hear from you too!

The AORN Journal is Currently Soliciting Manuscripts

  • Leadership/Management: Succession planning, OR scheduling, and safe staffing practices.
  • Special Populations: Providing care for bariatric, pediatric, or elderly surgical patients.
  • Technology/Informatics: Implementation and use of radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology, use of data collection or dashboard management tools, and simulation strategies for error prevention.
  • Infection Prevention: Sterilization practices, environmental cleaning methods and technologies (eg, UV light disinfection).

Steps for Submitting a Manuscript

Transform what you do every day into a published AORN Journal article. Access resources to get started today, including author guidelines,...

For editorial assistance

Email Publications Department or call (800) 755-2676