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Anne Sales, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Michigan, USA

Dong (Roman) Xu, Southern Medical University, China

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Three opportunities to boost implementation science at a critical time of need

In a recent blog, our Associate Editors Bev Holmes and Alison Hamilton discuss implementation science as a field of study, and explore three opportunities to push this field forward at a time of critical need.

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Announcing the launch of In Review

Implementation Science Communications, 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.

Read more about the full range of benefits of In Review and how to opt in, or see the In Review platform for yourself here.

Featured Editorial: a refreshed description of the journals' scope and expectations

This editorial describes the mission, scope, and expectations of Implementation Science and Implementation Science Communications and highlights some differences between the journals. We intend to support authors in their consideration on whether to submit to the journals, and hope we will continue to receive many high-quality submissions in the coming years.

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Aims and scope

Implementation Science Communications, an official companion journal to Implementation Science, is a forum to publish research to foster the uptake of evidence based practices and policies that affect health care delivery and health outcomes in clinical, organizational, or policy contexts.

Implementation Science Communications is an inclusive, multidisciplinary publication for research on implementation intervention development, process evaluations, economic evaluations, and theory-based studies. A champion of open science and transparent peer review, the journal welcomes all studies across the implementation continuum – from planned implementation to evaluations of implementation efforts and natural experiments to planned de-implementation of practices without clear evidence of benefit.

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Call for papers

Cross-journal collection:
Generalizing and Context in Implementation Research: Tensions and Opportunities
Guest edited by Whitney Irie, Aaloke Mody and Radhika Sundararajan

Cross-journal collection:
Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health
Guest edited by Michelle H. Moniz, Rebecca Hamm and Jennifer Callaghan Koru

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We’re pleased to share the news that Implementation Science Communications, which launched in February 2020 as a companion journal to Implementation Science, has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.  It is already indexed in PubMed and PMC.

Our vision

We believe that the journal will provide a home for many of the more descriptive studies in the burgeoning field of implementation science. The journal will welcome research from a broad range of settings and encourage newcomers in the field, all while maintaining a continued focus on rigor and innovation that our readers expect.

-Anne Sales and Rebecca Armstrong, Founding Editors-in-Chief

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