The Spine Journal collects a submission fee to offset the cost of an editorial office and the systems required for peer review. This charge is $125 for authors.

Authors who are North American Spine Society (NASS) members can save $75 on the submission fee if they receive a discount code and insert it in The Spine Journal Editorial Manager portal when uploading their paper.

NASS members are eligible for one code per paper. To verify your membership and receive your discount code, please visit this form and enter the author names who are members:

If you have difficulties uploading your manuscript, please email Taylor Bowen at [email protected].

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