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Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is the official peer-reviewed publication of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. The journal is published by SAGE on a monthly basis along with occasional supplements.

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The journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is the official peer-reviewed publication of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. The mission of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery is to publish contemporary, ethical, clinically relevant information in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery (ear, nose, throat, head, and neck disorders) that can be used by otolaryngologists, clinicians, scientists, and specialists to improve patient care and public health. 

Editor: John H. Krouse, MD, PhD

Managing Editor: Collin B. Grabarek, MFA

Director, Communications and Publications: Jeanne McIntyre

Sr. Manager, Digital Content: Dain G. Oswald

Assistant Managing Editor: Donna M. Epler, MFA

Access and Submissions
AAO-HNS Member Access

Detailed instructions to access the online journal:

Step 1. Activate your account. Go to  and enter your Academy member number. Select American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. (AAO-HNSF) from the "Society" pull-down menu.

Step 2. Register as a user. Enter your Academy member number as your user name, and your Academy password as your password. 

NOTE: If you have any questions or comments, or if you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us at, or at 1-877-722-6467 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-703-836-4444 (international) Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Time).

Institutional Access

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Nonmember and Healthcare Professional Access

Browse the table of contents and read abstracts from journal articles online.  Find out how to subscribe to the journal.

Journal App Access

Install the journal's app for Android or for iOS to download full-text articles, listen to journal podcasts, and more. Access to all app features requires a member account or institutional subscription.


Submit your article using the journal's online submissions system, Editorial Manager. Please review the Author Instructions prior to submitting.

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Press Embargo Policy

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery employs an embargo system. All articles in the journal are embargoed until they are published, including OnlineFirst publication. OnlineFirst allows forthcoming articles to be published online at before they are scheduled to appear in print. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery offers OnlineFirst so that content can reach its audience more quickly and research can be utilized sooner. OnlineFirst articles may be cited and may be reported on by the news media.

The volume of OnlineFirst articles that are released each week varies. News media may be notified of select newly released articles via EurekAlert, Twitter or e-mail.

Not all content is published OnlineFirst. Some articles, such as guideline executive summaries, are released more formally coinciding with monthly online and print publication. Articles not published OnlineFirst are embargoed for release until published, unless otherwise specified. Members of the media are responsible for confirming the embargo day and time, and are subject to penalties for embargo breaks.

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