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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
Featured Commentary: Unpacking the complexities of de-implementing inappropriate health interventions
De-implementing inappropriate health interventions is essential for minimizing patient harm, maximizing efficient use of resources, and improving population health. This commentary explores unique aspects of de-implementing inappropriate interventions that differentiate it from implementing evidence-based interventions, including multi-level factors, types of action, strategies for de-implementation, outcomes, and unintended negative consequences.Read More
Featured Commentary: Harnessing the power of theorising in implementation science
Theories occupy different positions in the scientific circle of enquiry as they vary in scope, abstraction, and complexity. A shift of perspective from ‘theories’ as products to ‘theorizing’ as a process can enable empirical researchers to capitalize on the two-way relationships between empirical data and different levels of theory, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Here, Kislov et al suggest a number of directions for further advancement of theoretical knowledge in implementation research.Read more
Exploring the frontiers of research co-production: the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network concept papers
Tailored Implementation for Chronic Diseases
Translating research in elder care: an applied program of health services research
Developing clinical practice guidelines
Associate Editor spotlight
Dr Aarons is a clinical and organizational psychologist, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Research on Implementation and Leadership.
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Announcing the launch of In Review
Implementation Science, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:
- Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication.
- Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review.
- Track their manuscript – including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received.
Aims and scope
Implementation Science is a pioneering, highly-accessed journal dedicated to publishing evidence regarding methods for promoting the uptake of consolidated research findings into routine healthcare practice and health policy.
Implementation Science provides a unique, multidisciplinary platform for research on implementation strategies, including their development, outcomes, economics, process by which effects are achieved, and factors associated with implementation outcomes. The journal has a particular interest in rigorous studies and novel, theory-based approaches, and covers implementation science across the full spectrum of healthcare services and settings.
Michel Wensing, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Paul Wilson, University of Manchester, UK
Announcing: Implementation Science Communications
We are delighted to announce that Implementation Science Communications, a new companion journal to Implementation Science covering research on strategies across the implementation continuum, has published its first articles.
Read more about the journal's launch and the aims and scope in the latest Implementation Science editorial here.Visit the new journal
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Annual Journal Metrics
78 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
43 days to first decision for all manuscripts
147 days from submission to acceptance
20 days from acceptance to publication
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