Submit a manuscript

The Journal Editor welcomes academic manuscripts and feature or special interest articles about all aspects of perioperative nursing.

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

Academic manuscripts

Academic manuscripts must be submitted to our Digital Commons online platform (see link below). Follow the instructions to set up your author account and submit your manuscript.

Submit via JPN submissions.

Feature and special interest articles

Feature and special interest articles may be submitted via our Digital Commons online platform (see link above) or emailed directly to our Publications Officer at

Articles published in the ACORN Journal are copyright, the copyright remains with ACORN. Anyone wishing to reprint articles must obtain written permission directly from the editor.

The Journal of Perioperative Nursing is guided by principle statements  made by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals'. For details, please refer to Publication considerations.