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eNewsletter Author Guidelines


We welcome and encourage you to submit articles to our weekly eNewsletter! The majority of AAOE members are employed within a medical practice or physician group, with a practice size of less than 20. Sixty-two percent of AAOE members are women, thirty-eight percent are men. The average age is 44.

AAOE Philosophy

Our mission is to identify and provide unmatched peer-to-peer networking and to be recognized for educational excellence for orthopedic practice executives. We accomplish this through our programs, products, and services that will:

  • Provide Content and resources for orthopedic practice executives.
  • Incorporate Competence and reflect excellence and high standards for orthopedic practice management.
  • Encourage Connections to and between members, non-members, physicians and affiliated group.
  • Foster Credibility that is universally recognized.

AAOE Domains of Excellence

AAOE uses these bodies of knowledge to develop education for members. Feel free to develop your newsletter article based on one or more of these topics.

  • Business Development
  • Financial Management
  • Governance/Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Operations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality/Risk Management

AAOE eNewsletter Authors

Authors are not required to be AAOE members. However, they must stress the applicability of their topic to the profession—as well as describe their expertise in, and relationship to, the orthopedic or medical practice management industry. 

Why Write?

Publishing an article in the AAOE Newsletter puts your name in front of orthopedic practice executives, establishes you as an expert in the field, and enables you to exchange ideas with colleagues.

Submit an Article

  • It is not required for you to submit an outline before you prepare your article. However, if you submit a query letter and your topic meets the AAOE’s editorial needs, you will be asked to prepare your article.
  • All article submissions are given equal consideration for publication. Make sure that articles are practical in nature. Include how-to information and examples to enable the reader to apply your ideas to their situation.
  • Please submit articles as Word documents. 
  • We attempt to accommodate most submissions; however, we cannot guarantee your article will be published.
  • Submit your article to AAOE Communications Coordinator Alyssa DelPrete at You will be notified once your article is received.
  • Once an article is submitted, it will be reviewed by the AAOE Communications Council for quality content and relevance for the audience. They may also suggest editing. Approximately five business days after you submit an article, you will be notified whether your article was approved by the council, as well as any edits they have suggested. You will have the opportunity to review their edits before the article is published.
  • While AAOE tries to publish articles in designated issues, they may be pulled or bumped to later issues. You will be notified about the intended issue your article will be published in, as well as any changes should your article be delayed or pulled.

Author Guidelines and Advice


  • Do not promote an individual, company, product, or service. Articles with such material are immediately dropped from consideration.
  • Articles must be a minimum of 300 words. There is not a maximum word count, but articles that are particularly long may be considered and/or distributed as multiple parts.
  • Credit your sources within the article. Do not use footnotes.
  • Add captions to photographs that identify all individuals featured in the photo. Also include confirmation that appropriate permission has been granted for use of the photo, and ensure proper credit is given to the photographer.
  • Accompanying information should be supplied on separate pages. Titles should be self-explanatory, and the reader should not have to refer to the text to understand. Likewise, the body of the article should not rely on supplemental material.
  • Add subheads to signal topic changes, and use bullets to make your points easier to understand.
  • Use sidebars for related and pertinent facts or data that do not fit within the main body of the article



  • Keep AAOE members in mind. Remember, you are writing to a sophisticated audience. AAOE readers have several years of experience, albeit in many different levels and areas.
  • Use many quotes and scenarios from your experience to support your topic. This will ensure that your article is not only credible, but appeals to various readers.
  • Provide supporting tables, figures, charts or artwork along with your article.
  • Follow a journalistic style. Keep your writing tight, provide adequate detail, and follow a logical progression of ideas. Make sure your facts are correct.
  • Address readers in a friendly, conversational tone. Avoid complex vocabulary, clichés and excessive jargon.
  • Write in the active voice, and use specific examples and case histories to illustrate points.
  • Capture reader attention by using a brief, catchy headline, and lead sentence or paragraph that is relevant to the topic.
  • End your article as memorably as it began, with effective concluding remarks. 
  • Give your article a final edit to eliminate unnecessary words. Make sure paragraphs flow smoothly and logically. And be sure to double-check facts and figures.

To submit your articles or article topics ideas, please contact AAOE Specialist, Content Development & Education Alyssa Gibson at 317-749-0631 or




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