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Pilot and Feasibility Studies

Pilot and Feasibility Studies

Editor-in-Chief: G. Lancaster; L. Thabane

ISSN: 2055-5784 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40814

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  • Only journal dedicated to pilot and feasibility studies
  • Internationally renowned Editorial Board
  • Supports transparency by publishing all aspects of pilot studies, including methodology and protocols
As the only journal dedicated to pilot and feasibility studies in biomedicine, Pilot and Feasibility Studies is uniquely positioned to improve the design, conduct and reporting of these studies, along with the studies that they will directly influence. Edited by a highly-respected Editorial Board, the journal considers articles on general methodology, commentaries, study protocols and research papers - regardless of outcome or significance of findings. We are committed to reducing waste in research by providing a platform to build an evidence base for informing best practice in research designs across medical and health fields.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Pilot and Feasibility Studies encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of pilot and feasibility studies in biomedicine. The journal publishes research articles that are intended to directly influence future clinical trials or large scale observational studies, as well as protocols, commentaries and methodology articles. The journal also ensures that the results of all well-conducted, peer-reviewed, pilot and feasibility studies are published, regardless of outcome or significance of findings.

    Pilot and feasibility studies are increasingly conducted prior to a full randomized controlled trial. However, these studies often lack clear objectives, many remain unpublished, and there is confusion over the meanings of the words “pilot” and “feasibility”. Pilot and Feasibility Studies provides a forum for discussion around this key aspect of the scientific process, and seeks to ensure that these studies are published, so as to complete the publication thread for clinical research.

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