Subscribing to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) is the official scientific publication of the American Osteopathic Association, as well as the premier scholarly, peer-reviewed publication of the osteopathic medical profession. 

The JAOA publishes original investigations, current reviews and meta-analyses with expert critical viewpoints, and didactic discourses in a wide variety of clinical fields. The JAOA is particularly interested in research articles that reflect osteopathic medicine's traditional emphasis on the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.

The Journal also publishes medical education and special communication articles, as well as other clinically relevant pieces. Articles and letters on controversial topics may—at the editor in chief's discretion—be published in the JAOA, provided that all sources are clearly identified.

2020 Subscription Rates

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To purchase a subscription, please contact

Note: Members of the American Osteopathic Association do not need to purchase a subscription—it is included in your member dues. For help with login credentials, please visit the forgot login page. If you are interested in joining the AOA, please visit the AOA membership page.

To purchase a subscription with a check, please make it out to THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION. Please send to:

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
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Institutional Subscriptions

We have introduced a tiered pricing model, which will ensure subscribers are provided with accurate renewal pricing based on your institution size and readership.

Click here for our 2020 Institutional Subscription Quote form. Please fill out the details for your institution and we will provide you with your 2020 pricing within 48 hours.

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Terms and Conditions

The JAOA is a monthly publication, publishing 12 issues per year. Issues are published on the 1st of the month. Supplements may also be published when independent educational grants are provided.

Subscriptions to the JAOA provide online access to full text articles dating back to 1993. Abstracts are available for content from 1950-1992.

Subscribers to the JAOA looking for a full text article that is not posted online can contact JAOA staff to request a scanned copy of the article, if available.

You do not need to become a member of the AOA to subscribe to the JAOA.

Please note that students at AOA-accredited osteopathic medical schools are entitled to a complimentary subscription to the JAOA.

Further questions or concerns can be directed to JAOA staff at or by phone at (888) 626-9262, ext. 8025.


Claims for missing or damaged back issues are limited to 90 days after the publication date.

Agency Discounts

3% for renewals and 5% for new subscriptions. Please contact JAOA staff for the agency discount code regarding online purchases.

Further questions or concerns can be directed to JAOA staff at or by phone at (888) 626-9262, ext. 8025.

[Updated 01/10]


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