General Author Guidelines
We highly recommend reading our General Guidelines for Authors (.docx) document containing detailed information about requirements for submitting to our journal.
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.
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.
- Research is a Team Sport: Updated Authorship Guidelines for CORR®
- Let’s Talk About Level IV: The Bones of a Good Retrospective Case Series
- Duplicate Submission and Dual Publication: What Is So Wrong With Them?
- Reporting Statistics in Abstracts in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®
- Words and Meaning in Scientific Reporting: Consecutive, Prospective, and Significant
- Active Management of Financial Conflicts of Interest on the Editorial Board of CORR®
- Fairness to All: Gender and Sex in Scientific Reporting
- When “Safe and Effective” Becomes Dangerous
- Words Hurt – Avoiding Dehumanizing Language in Orthopaedic Research and Practice
- Paying to Publish — What is Open Access and Why is it Important?
- Proceedings and Symposia in CORR®: What They Are, and Why We Publish Them
- CORR Criteria for Reporting Meta-analyses
- Estimating Survivorship in the Face of Competing Risks
- Large Database Studies—What They Can Do, What They Cannot Do, and Which Ones We Will Publish
- Measuring Satisfaction: Can It Be Done?
- JBJS, The Bone & Joint Journal, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Require Prospective Registration of Randomized Clinical Trials—Why Is This Important?
- The Minimum Clinically Important Difference—The Least We Can Do
- CORR Will Change to Double-blind Peer Review—What Took Us So Long to Get There?
- Editorial: CORR’s New Peer-Reviewer Tool—Useful for More Than Peer Reviews
- How the Words We Use Affect the Care We Deliver
- ORCID is a Wonderful (But Not Required) Tool for Authors
- A New Way to Read, Write, and Review for CORR
- No-difference Studies Make a Big Difference
- Increased Manuscript Submissions Prompt Journals to Make Hard Choices
Methodology Checklists Followed by CORR
STROBE Checklist (.doc)
Observational and retrospective clinical trials
CONSORT Checklist (.doc)
PRISMA Checklist (.doc)
Systematic reviews / meta-analyses