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Public Health | Implementation Science

Implementation Science
BioMed Central

Implementation Science

Founding Editors: M. Eccles; B. Mittman
Editors-in-Chief: M. Wensing; A. Sales

ISSN: 1748-5908 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13012

BioMed Central

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  • About this journal

  • Ranked 3rd out of 70 journals in the ‘Health Policy & Services’ category of JCR Social Science Edition
  • Interdisciplinary research area
  • Highly accessed, over 150,000 article accesses per month

Implementation Science publishes 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.

The journal considers both the effectiveness of implementation interventions, and articles describing intervention development,  valuations of the process by which effects are achieved, economic evaluations of implementation, as well as 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. It also receives articles that address methodologically robust study of the de-implementation of ineffective clinical and organisational practices.

Related subjects » Public Health

Impact Factor: 3.47 (2013) * 

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PubMed/Medline, PubMed, PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, EMBASE, Google Scholar, EBSCO, Academic OneFile, Academic Search, CSA Environmental Sciences, Health Reference Center Academic, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by ProQuest, Thomson Reuters (ISI)

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  • Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters
    2013 Impact Factor
  • 3.470