Implementation Science is an open access, peer-reviewed online 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.


  • Anne Sales, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Michigan
  • Michel Wensing, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Founding Editors-in-Chief

  • Martin Eccles, Newcastle University
  • Brian Mittman, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System


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Latest news

We are proud to announce that Martin Eccles, Founding Editor of Implementation Science, received the BioMed Central Editor of the Year Award 2012.


Nordic Implementation is an interest group promoting knowledge exchange in the field of implementation research and working towards a continuation of the research-oriented Nordic Conference on Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. Interest group members may disseminate information on their activities via the newly launched website.

Study Protocol Policy

Study protocols describe proposed or ongoing research, providing a detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale, and methodology of the study. The work described should have been funded through competitive external peer review and have appropriate ethics permissions. Systematic review protocols should be submitted to Systematic Reviews.

Editor's profile

Robbie Foy

Robbie Foy
Robbie Foy is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Implementation Science. He has been a member of the editorial team since the journal started in 2006.

Robbie is Professor of Primary Care at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and a family physician in inner-city Leeds. His research aims to inform policy decisions about how best to use resources to improve the uptake of research findings by evaluating approaches to change professional behaviour. He is also trained in health services research and public health. He was a 2006-7 Harkness and Health Foundation Fellow in Health Care Policy, based jointly between the Veteran’s Administration and RAND in Los Angeles.
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  • EmCare
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index
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  • Scopus
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ISSN: 1748-5908