American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

News & Osteopathic Publications

The American Osteopathic Association communicates with the rest of the osteopathic medical profession through a variety of online and print publications. Osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students can access AOA publications through the hyperlinks below, as well as through the electronic tables of contents that the AOA emails to DOs and students after each issue is published.

If you have difficulty accessing our publications or want to obtain a back copy of a print edition, call (312) 202-8152, or email

  • The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Osteopathic Association. Its mission is to advance medicine through the timely publication of peer-reviewed osteopathic medical research.

  • JAOA Web programs provide continuing medical education to osteopathic physicians through such innovative formats as webcasts and virtual-patient programs.

  • Visit The DO for news and features about the osteopathic medical profession.

  • AOA Health Watch is a continuing medical education publication that provides updates, treatment plans and news on such topics as diabetes mellitus, immunization and cardiovascular health.


 Literature Database


OSTMED is the digital database of osteopathic literature provided by AACOM.