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Featured commentary: Harnessing the power of theorising in implementation science

© arkady_z / stock.adobe.comTheories 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.

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Cross-journal collection: Exploring the frontiers of research co-production

© etiamosResearch co-production – sometimes referred to by such terms as participatory research, engaged scholarship, collaborative research, and integrated knowledge translation – is about conducting research with those who would use it. This collection of concept and empirical papers considers some of the key issues currently facing the science and practice of research partnerships and identifies elements of a research agenda for research co-production.

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  1. Authors: Maria E. Fernandez, Chelsey R. Schlechter, Guilherme Del Fiol, Bryan Gibson, Kensaku Kawamoto, Tracey Siaperas, Alan Pruhs, Tom Greene, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Sandra Schulthies, Marci Nelson, Claudia Bohner, Heidi Kramer, Damian Borbolla, Sharon Austin, Charlene Weir…

    Content type: Study protocol

  2. Authors: Alvaro Sanchez, Jose Ignacio Pijoan, Susana Pablo, Marta Mediavilla, Rita Sainz de Rozas, Itxasne Lekue, Susana Gonzalez-Larragan, Gaspar Lantaron, Jon Argote, Arturo García-Álvarez, Pedro Maria Latorre, Christian D. Helfrich and Gonzalo Grandes

    Content type: Study protocol

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Bryan WeinerBryan Weiner

Prof Weiner is Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Health Services at the University of Washington. He directs the Implementation Science Program in the Department of Global Health and serves as the Strategic Hire in Implementation Science for the School of Public Health.

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The Editors and staff of Implementation Science would like to warmly thank our peer reviewers whose comments have helped to shape the journal. Our annual reviewer acknowledgements are available here.

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.
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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.

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Michel Wensing, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Paul Wilson, University of Manchester, UK

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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, is now accepting submissions. 

Read more about the journal's launch and the aims and scope in the latest Implementation Science editorial here.

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