AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® Publication Policies

Scientific Publications

Recipient shall ensure that all proposed scientific publications (including manuscripts and abstracts for presentations) arising from the use of the analyses provided pursuant to this Agreement are submitted to AAOS for review and comment at least one month prior to submission for publication or making public any information that has been derived utilizing the Registry Reports. Any reasonable amendments requested by the AAOS with regards to its analyses will be incorporated. The AAOS reserves the right of veto.

If AAOS staff or volunteer leaders collaborate with Recipient on a scientific publication, such individual or individuals will be listed as a co-author in accordance with guidelines issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Recipient agrees to acknowledge the contribution made by the AAOS in all publishable work arising from the analysis and will provide copies of such publications, presentations and abstracts to be placed on the AAOS website. The acknowledgement must include the following wording:

“This article is based [in whole] [in part] on reports and/or analyses from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ American Joint Replacement Registry (AAOS).  AAOS is not responsible for and does not necessarily endorse the analysis or conclusions in this article.”

Commercial/Promotional Claims 

Any public commercial/promotional claims or statements, whether issued in electronic (written, audio or audiovisual) or print format, made by Recipient that are based on or are derived from the Registry Reports shall be complete and accurate excerpts from finalized publications that have been subject to the process set forth in Section 2(b) herein.  Such statements also must include a legend or footnote in conspicuous size and type that reads as follows:

“The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is not responsible for the claims made in this [advertisement] [statement].  AAOS does not endorse companies or their products.”


See a list of papers and presentations based off AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® (RAI) completed applications.