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New Focus Area: Implementation and Operational Research

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: August 1, 2010 - Volume 54 - Issue 4 - p 339
doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181ebda75
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JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes is now accepting manuscripts for a new focus area of interest: Implementation and Operational Research. As highlighted by NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins “Implementation science is part of [the NIH research] mission.” {} In the context of HIV/AIDS with advances in HIV therapy and care, expansion of global access to treatment, care and prevention Implementation and Operational Research, while having particular relevance to global health is an important domestic focus as well. However the lessons learned through this research discipline are particularly relevant to guiding best practices in low-resource settings as antiretroviral drug access is expanded. Articles that encompass the translation of knowledge, practices, and technologies into clinical care of adult and pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS and their evidence-based effectiveness in “real world settings” are of particular interest. The impetus for highlighting Implementation Science is driven by the growing submission of articles in this discipline, the willingness of the publisher to grow the online presence of JAIDS, and an Editorial Board very engaged in promoting this focus area, specifically Stefano Vella of Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome; Francois Dabis of Institut de Santé Publique, Bordeaux; Thomas Quinn of Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Baltimore; Carlos del Rio of Emory's Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta; and Jeff Stringer of Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. The Journal thus adds a new look - the traditional print version and the “publish before print” online version that is now enhanced with expanded online publication of articles in this focus area with open access to facilitate rapid dissemination to all with internet access.

Note to Authors: All manuscripts should be submitted online via Editorial Manager through one of the existing three sections: Basic and Translational Science, Clinical Science, or Epidemiology and Prevention. When submitting an “Implementation and Operational Research” article, this option should be selected within the appropriate section. Manuscripts are processed through the established peer review system maintaining the high standard of science that has been the hallmark of JAIDS. If accepted for publication, articles are published online only with titles appearing in the print and online edition table of contents.

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