Featured supplement: Applying GRADE-CERQual to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Findings
The GRADE-CERQual (‘Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research’) approach helps decision makers use syntheses of qualitative research by indicating how much confidence they should place in each finding.
The series is intended primarily for those undertaking qualitative evidence syntheses or using their findings in decision-making processes, but is also relevant to guideline development agencies, primary qualitative researchers and implementation scientists and practitioners.
Associate Editor spotlight
Prof Flottorp is a senior researcher at the Division for Health Services at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and professor at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society at the University of Oslo.
World Health Day 2018
"Health for All" has been the WHO's guiding vision for more than seven decades. On this 70th anniversary year, beginning on April 7th - World Health Day - the WHO will maintain a high-profile focus on Universal Health Coverage via a series of events with global and local conversations about the many ways to achieve #HealthForAll. In support of World Health Day 2018, we've pulled together a collection of high-impact, influential articles and content from across BMC, relevant to this year's UHC theme.
Aims and Scope
Implementation Science aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical, organisational or policy contexts.
Anne Sales, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Michigan, USA
Michel Wensing, University of Heidelberg, Germany
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Anne Sales, Editor-in-Chief
Anne Sales is a Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Learning Health Sciences, and Research Scientist at the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Her training is in sociology, health economics, econometrics, and general health services research.
Her current work involves theory-based design of implementation interventions, including understanding how feedback reports affect provider behavior and through behavior change have an impact on patient outcomes, and the role of social networks in uptake of knowledge translation interventions.
Michel Wensing, Editor-in-Chief
Michel Wensing is Professor of Health Services Research and Implementation Science at the Department of General Practice and Health Services Research at Heidelberg University Hospital. He was trained in medical sociology, health economics, quality improvement, and health services research. He currently leads the two-year M.Sc. program Health Services Research and Implementation Science in the medical faculty of Heidelberg University.
His research focuses on primary and ambulatory healthcare, with emphasis on general practice, and on implementation science concepts, such as tailored implementation, patient self-management, and provider networks.
Michel Wensing has been a member of the Implementation Science editorial team since the journal started in 2006. In 2012, he took on the Editor-in-Chief position together with Anne Sales.
Paul Wilson, Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Paul Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester.
Paul has a background in evidence synthesis with research interests that are focused around evidence informed decision making in health policy and practice. His interests include rapid review methodologies, the development and evaluation of methods to increase the uptake of research based knowledge to inform decisions relating to service delivery, redesign, disinvestment and the evaluation of service innovation in health systems.
Paul is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Protocols Editor of Implementation Science.
2016 Journal Metrics
21 days from submission to first decision
14 days from acceptance to publication
3.354 - 2-year Impact Factor
4.718 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.746 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.926 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1536.0 Usage Factor
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