Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Author Guidelines

General Author Guidelines



General Guidelines for Submitting to CORR®


We highly recommend reading our General Guidelines for Authors (.docx) document containing detailed information about requirements for submitting to our journal.




Guidelines for Symposia and Proceedings Authors


For authors submitting to a symposium or proceedings for the first time, please see our Guidelines for Symposia and Proceedings Authors (.docx) document for information and expectations for submitting to a symposium or proceedings.



In general, CORR® receives and publishes the following types of article submissions:

  • Clinical Research
  • Basic Research
  • Systematic Reviews/Meta-analyses
  • Letters to the Editor
  • CORR Insights® (By Invitation Only)

Separate instructions for each article type can be found under "Author Instructions." Submissions not adhering to these instructions will likely be returned without review.

Literature on CORR's Editorial Policies and Standards

CORR has prepared a number of editorials about scientific writing and writing for our journal. Use the links below for more recommendations on preparing your submission. Links are to free full-text articles.


 Methodology Checklists Followed by CORR

STROBE Checklist (.doc)

Observational and retrospective clinical trials

CONSORT Checklist (.doc)

Randomized trials

PRISMA Checklist (.doc)

Systematic reviews / meta-analyses