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Editors-in-Chief

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

Dong (Roman) Xu, Southern Medical University, China

Editors' profiles
  1. Authors: Emmanuel K. Tetteh, William Effah, Lisa de las Fuentes, Karen Steger-May, Charles W. Goss, David W. Dowdy, Mark D. Huffman, Makeda J. Williams, Veronica Tonwe, Geetha P. Bansal, Elvin H. Geng, Victor G. Dávila-Román, Treva Rice and Kenneth B Schechtman

  2. Authors: Michael E. Herce, Samuel Bosomprah, Felix Masiye, Oliver Mweemba, Jessie K. Edwards, Chomba Mandyata, Mmamulatelo Siame, Chilambwe Mwila, Tulani Matenga, Christiana Frimpong, Anchindika Mugala, Peter Mbewe, Perfect Shankalala, Pendasambo Sichone, Blessings Kasenge, Luanaledi Chunga…

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.

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

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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Indexing

We’re pleased to share that Implementation Science Communications, which launched in February 2020 as a companion journal to Implementation Science, is accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, and indexed in PubMed, PMC and Scopus.  

It is due to receive its first Impact Factor from Clarivate in June 2025, and its first CiteScore from Scopus in May 2024.

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:
Advancing the Science and Metrics on the Pace of Implementation
Organized by Enola Proctor, Alex Ramsey and Gila Neta

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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