The ORNAC Journal is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). Published quarterly by Clockwork Communications, the ORNAC Journal promotes professional perioperative nursing practice and provides its membership with relevant, practice-based information to apply in today's OR environment. All clinical articles are subjected to a double blind peer-review process conducted by members of an independent rotating review panel.

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For more information about the journal, to advertise, or to order a back issue in print format, please contact Clockwork Communications. To submit an article or view our Editorial Guidelines please click on the Scholastica button below to submit, or click here to review the guidlines (you will be redirected to the appropriate page)..

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All ORNAC Members and Associates receive a subscription to the Journal as part of their association dues.  Subscriptions will begin from the time your membership dues are received for the current year, so make sure to renew early to receive every issue!  Non-members, or those members wishing to purchase additional subscriptions, can do so by following the links :Subscription Form (EN) ; Subscription Form (FR)

(Updated July 2022)

ORNAC Journal Vision

The ORNAC Journal is Canada’s leading publication which engages, empowers and supports Perioperative Practitioners.

ORNAC Journal Mission

The ORNAC Journal is the best source of information and news relevant to Perioperative Practitioners dedicated to:

  1. Connecting Perioperative Practitioners
  2. Enhancing professional growth
  3. Promoting perioperative professional practice.

ORNAC Journal connects Canada’s Perioperative Practitioners and is the best source of information and news that is relevant to their practice.

The ORNAC Journal is open-access after 6 months – to view open access issues, click on the Journal image below. Once the flipbook opens, click the Archives tab in the top right hand corner to view older issues.

To obtain current issues, without the 6 month wait, join ORNAC,, or to subscribe as a non-member, see Subscriptions above and download the pdf..

Here is a link to a search engine for individual articles from the CNORJ and ORNAC Journals, click 1983-Present

For Access to our full Journal Archives (1983-2001), click the image below. Once the flipbook "Archives" to select a past issue.

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