Journal: Public Health Genomics - Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Genomics has progressed rapidly over the last 20 years since the first human genome was sequenced. Despite exciting genetic discoveries, implementation of genomic medicine into routine clinical practice remains challenging. This step is essential if genomics is to fulfil its promised potential and impact on patient experience and care.  
To date there has been a wide range of interesting descriptive papers in the literature on the implementation of genomics into clinical practice. There is now an urgent need to examine investigations of implementation strategies that support adoption of clinical genomics. This special article collection calls for research articles, reviews and brief reports on implementation research across the translational spectrum, with an emphasis on active implementation, both in research and practice, across all areas of clinical genomics including rare disease, rare cancers, public health, precision medicine, cancer, mainstream such as cardiac care or diabetes. Appropriate submissions for this special edition include but are not limited to the following areas:  

  • Studies investigating and enhancing a reduction in inequity in implementation of genomics 
  • The use of innovative implementation science methodological approaches including novel study designs 
  • Cross disciplinary studies where implementation science is combined and complemented by other research disciplines.  
  • Investigations testing implementation strategies to enhance implementation outcomes e.g., acceptability, feasibility and adoption 
  • Collaborative implementation science studies including strong consumer involvement 
  • Studies that adopt transferable learning from one clinical area or geographical area into clinical genomics or another setting 
  • The use of technology including AI to enhance implementation 
  • Approaches trialed to accelerate implementation science endeavors while retaining a robust and rigorous methodology 
  • Reports on studies centered on scaling up or sustainability of clinical genomics


Please select the option “Call for Papers: Active Implementation in Translational Genomics” when submitting your manuscript and mention this Call for Papers in your cover letter. 

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