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As the official journal of the Global Implementation Society, Global Implementation Research and Applications (GIRA) seeks rigorous studies, perspectives and experiences, commentaries and other types of submissions from researchers, policy makers, and stakeholders that may focus upon, but are not limited to:

  • Context analysis, readiness, and capacity development
  • Development, application, and testing of implementation tools and measures
  • Implementation theory, frameworks and models
  • Implementation-focused planning, design, and evaluation
  • Implementation policies, strategies, and processes
  • Innovation fidelity, adaptation, feasibility, replication, sustainability, and de-implementation
  • Policy implementation, systems intervention, scale up, and sustainment

Implementation research and practice shape organizational climate and culture, quality improvement, and change management in behavioral health and child welfare, in education, health and justice systems, as well as in economics, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, and in public policy. Participants from any discipline in any of these sectors or endeavors can learn from each other.

GIRA invites contributions using a range of methodological approaches and data sources. The journal publishes scholarly papers, brief reports, systematic and scoping reviews, protocols, and commentaries.

Official journal of the Global Implementation Society
Research and practice applications that address the full spectrum of implementation science
A focus on “real world” implementation and its relevance across disciplines and global communities


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  • Rosalyn Bertram
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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42 days
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14,950 (2021)

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