Implementation Science is an open access journal that “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.”
“Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of proven clinical treatments, practices, organisational, and management interventions into routine practice, and hence to improve health. In this context, it includes the study of influences on patient, healthcare professional, and organisational behaviour in either healthcare or population settings.”
“Implementation science is an inherently interdisciplinary research area, and the journal is not constrained by any particular research method. … As well as hosting papers describing the effectiveness of implementation interventions, Implementation Science provides a unique home for articles describing intervention development, evaluations of the process by which effects are achieved, economic evaluations of implementation, and the role of theory relevant to implementation research. The journal is also interested in publishing articles that present novel methods (particularly those that have a theoretical basis) for studying implementation processes and interventions. [The journal editors] are also interested in receiving articles that address methodologically robust study of the de-implementation of ineffective clinical and organisational practices.”
Implementation Science publishes papers relevant to the third domain of i2S (providing integrated research support for policy and practice change) in a health context.
Posted: February 2014
Last modified: July 2020