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Submitting a manuscript

The ACORN Journal Editor welcomes academic manuscripts and feature or special interest articles about all aspects of perioperative nursing. Go to Author guidelines for more details.

Before submitting your manuscript, read the ACORN style guide carefully and edit your writing accordingly. If you have questions that are not covered by the guide, email Eleanor Tan, Publications Officer, at .

Download the ACORN style guide here

Submitting your manuscript

All manuscripts should be submitted via the Journal of Perioperative Nursing's Digital Commons site (see 'Submit Manuscript' link with blue background in sidebar).

To create an account when using the system for the first time, click on ‘Create a new account’. Please enter as much information as possible when creating an account.

Once in the system, follow the prompts to set up your author account and submit your manuscript.

You will be prompted to complete an online submit form and upload main document as well as tables, figures and photographs. All of these elements should be uploaded as separate files. You can also upload a Word document, with tables, figures and photographs embedded to show their preferred positions, as a cover letter.

Please ensure image files are uploaded as jpeg files and are between 300KB and 2MB in size. Provide captions for images and titles for tables and figures.