DEADLINE for Abstracts 1 October 2021, Full manuscripts 1 March 2022
For this special issue, we welcome papers that reflect how researchers and practitioners are broadly applying implementation science frameworks and methods (vs. strictly an efficacy or effectiveness trial) across a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Works by persons belonging to underrepresented groups or studying diverse and underrepresented older adults are encouraged. We will accept all manuscript types including Research Articles (qualitative and quantitative), Intervention Research, and Forum Articles—and (published online only) Review Articles and Measurement Articles, reflecting the range of implementation science scholarship, including studies of quality improvement, rigorous program evaluations, findings from hybrid-effectiveness trials, exemplary implementation trial protocols, and examples of innovative education or training models focused on implementation science. Successful papers will use or build upon frameworks for implementation science practice and research and, as with all papers accepted in The Gerontologist, demonstrate theoretical, conceptual, and methodological rigor regardless of the manuscript type.