Writers' Guidelines

is an official membership publication of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. It presents timely news and in-depth reviews of orthopaedic practice and risk management, socioeconomic trends, regulatory issues, clinical and subspecialty topics, continuing medical education, technology updates, AAOS activities and other relevant information of interest to orthopaedic surgeons. It has a controlled circulation of approximately 28,000 readers.

AAOS Now welcomes feature articles, particularly those that focus on the activities or interests of AAOS members; short news items about grants, fellowships, and society meetings; opinion and point/counterpoint articles on regulatory, socioeconomic, clinical, and technology issues, as well as occasional articles for specific columns or departments. Articles must be written by orthopaedic surgeons and others who have knowledge of topics that directly affect orthopaedic surgeons and the practice of orthopaedic surgery. AAOS Now does not accept scientific manuscripts or articles of fiction. AAOS Now does not pay for articles submitted by outside authors. Articles should not have been previously published in another publication.

Article Length
Articles in AAOS Now range from 300 to 1500 words in length. If your article is accepted for publication, a staff editor will work with you to decide the appropriate length. Submissions must be in electronic format (i.e., as a Microsoft Word document or within an e-mail message). Submissions made via e-mail should be sent to: aaoscomm@aaos.org.

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