The AAO Journal

Released quarterly, The AAO Journal (AAOJ) is an official publication of the American Academy of Osteopathy.

The AAO Journal's mission is to facilitate a forum, with a sense of belonging, ensuring the opportunity for the present osteopathic community and its supporters to honor the past accomplishments, promote the osteopathic tenets, and advance osteopathic research and its influence within the medical field.

The AAO Journal supports scholarly publication within the osteopathic profession while serving as the voice of osteopathic thought.

Mission and vision statements were approved by the AAO's Board of Trustees in March 2018.

Access to AAOJ

  • Current issues on a 12-month rolling basis are available to members in good standing on the Meridian Press platform. Note that the login for the AAOJ site is the same as your AAO email, but different passwords.
  • Archived issues through 2017 are available online to everyone and are indexed in Google Scholar and other platforms on a 12-month rolling basis from month of publication.
  • Archives 1992-2016 are available online with a PDF index or an Excel spreadsheet index.

Subscriptions: All Academy members are automatically subscribed to the The AAO JournalAnnual subscriptions to The AAO Journal are available for purchase without an AAO membership for $100 for individuals and $250 for institutions on the AAO Journal subscription order page.

Submissions: Individuals interested in submitting manuscripts to the AAOJ should review the Author section of the AAOJ website including Author Information and Manuscript Preparation prior to visiting Submit a Manuscript.

Peer Reviews: Interested in becoming a peer reviewer for the AAOJ? All peer reviewers must be a DO (also acceptable are MDs or PhDs actively working in an osteopathic capacity), or an osteopathic medical student (OMS) with a faculty member acting as a mentor for the review. 

Peer reviewers must complete the 4-hour Elsevier peer reviewer certification course (12 modules) and fill out the Committee Confidentiality Form for the "AAOJ Peer Reviewer" selection and upload the course certification to be considered a The AAO Journal  peer reviewer. Peer reviewers are expected to review 3-4 articles per year.