Submit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting your manuscript
All manuscripts and articles of interest should be submitted via ScholarOne, the world’s leading manuscript management system (see link below).
To create an account when using the system for the first time, click on ‘Register here’ under ‘New User?’ in the middle right of the screen, or on ‘Create Account’ in the top right hand side of the screen. 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 upload a title page and 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.
If you are submitting an academic manuscript, your title page should include your bank account and BSB details to ensure prompt payment once your article has been published.
The ScholarOne website has comprehensive guidelines and online tutorials to assist you with using the system. Click on the orange ‘Get Help Now’ in the top right hand corner. A PDF of the Author User Guide can be downloaded after choosing ‘Author’ as your role.