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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured Editorial: Implementation science in times of COVID-19

We have experienced unprecedented global changes in healthcare and society in response to SARS-CoV-2 and the resulting disease COVID-19. This commentary published in our companion journal Implementation Science elaborates on the potential contributions of implementation science to addressing the challenges, as well as on the need and opportunity to develop new perspectives on the field.

  1. Authors: Byron J. Powell, Amber D. Haley, Sheila V. Patel, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, Beverly Glienke, Mellicent Blythe, Rebecca Lengnick-Hall, Stacey McCrary, Rinad S. Beidas, Cara C. Lewis, Gregory A. Aarons, Kenneth B. Wells, Lisa Saldana, Mary M. McKay and Morris Weinberger

    Content type: Study protocol

Call for papers: Developments in global tobacco and alcohol policy

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Rebecca Armstrong, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia

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

Editors' profiles

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.

Implementation Science Communications included in PubMed and PMC

We’re pleased to share the news that Implementation Science Communications, which launched in February 2020 as a companion journal to Implementation Science, is now 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, Editors-in-Chief

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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