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Journal of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (JAOAO) is owned by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.


Important Update – Posted February 12, 2024

The JAOAO submission site will be unavailable for new submissions until April 1, 2024 while we make substantial updates. Those with an account may view your work by logging in HERE.

Publication Schedule
The JAOAO is published three times per year.

2024 Publish Schedule

Full access to the JAOAO is free to AOAO members.

Peer Review
All article submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process by board-certified orthopedic surgeons who have interest, skill, knowledge, experience and expertise in the respective field of study.  Submissions will be cleansed of author identification for objectivity purposes when sent to the editorial staff.  The editorial staff will make recommendations for acceptance and revisions to the Editor-in-Chief, who then makes final decisions.

Editorial Board

Timing of Acceptance
Publication depends on the amount of revision necessary.  Multiple revisions, or delay in completing revisions by the author, will lengthen the process.  The JAOAO strives for efficiency and charges its Editors with a timely review process. Authors will be notified when their submission has been accepted for publication.

Cost to Submit

  • AOAO Member: $100
  • RAOAO Member: $75
  • SAOAO Member: $50
  • Non-member: $750

All copyrights of published material within the JAOAO are reserved.   No part of this publication can be reproduced or transmitted in any way without the permission in writing from the JAOAO and AOAO.  Permission can be requested by contacting Joye Stewart at [email protected].

Any advertising within the JAOAO does not constitute an endorsement of the product or service by the advertisers. For information about advertising, contact Joye Stewart at [email protected].

Submission Guidelines
Only submissions received online through this portal that have NOT been published, or are being considered for publication, by any other print or online publication.


The views expressed in the JAOAO are those of individual authors and are not necessarily those of the JAOAO or AOAO.  The information contained within the journal is not medical advice intended to replace the skill, knowledge or judgement of practicing physicians. Neither the JAOAO or AOAO can accept any responsibility for any harm or damage that may be a result of the material presented within the JAOAO.


Joye Stewart, Association Executive
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