Call for Papers

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The Journal of Clinical and Translational Science - the Official Journal of ACTS and CR Forum - highlights outstanding work in the following areas:

  • Basic and Preclinical Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Education
  • Research Methods and Technology
  • Implementation, Policy, and Community Engagement
  • Translational Research Design and Analysis

Manuscripts may be submitted for peer review in any of the Journal’s article types listed below:

  • Research Articles
  • Expedited Reports
  • Brief Reports
  • Letters
  • Special Communications
  • Comments
  • Review Articles
  • Editorials
  • Perspectives
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Translational Science Case Studies

For a full description of each manuscript category, as well as information on the submission of manuscripts, journal policy and journal style, please visit the JCTS Instructions for Contributors on Cambridge Core.

JCTS is accepting manuscripts for upcoming thematic issues! Learn more about each thematic issue and the submission deadlines below:

Advancing Understanding and Use of Impact Measures in Implementation Science

Deadline for submission: May 27, 2024

Themed issue: COVID-19 Therapeutic Platform Trials Lessons Learned

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2024

Institutional Transformation to Support Community Based Participatory Research and Patient- and Community -Engaged Research

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2024

Other calls for papers on translational research topics:

Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes. BMC Medicine

Deadline for submission: open

Obesity in pediatrics has been on the rise in the past decades and has led to a dramatic growth in the incidence of T2D among children and adolescents. For this special collection, BMC Medicine encourages submissions of original research including randomized clinical trials (phase I, I/II, II and III as well as positive or negative trials), epidemiological studies (retrospective or prospective), systematic and umbrella reviews, medical genomics studies, biomarkers, and translational research.

Reverse translation: bridging the practice-to-research gap. Health Psychology

Deadline for submission: open

In order to focus attention on ways that patients, practitioners, and other stakeholders can inform research goals in health psychology and behavioral medicine, this ongoing special series seeks articles that identify problems that are prevalent in clinical or community settings and that create opportunities for translational research to improve health-related behavioral intervention services and prevention programs.

ACTS Translational Science 2024 Abstract Collection:

The 2024 Abstract Collection of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science is now available for viewing. The collection contains over 560 abstracts on topics that cover the full spectrum of clinical and translational science, many of which were presented as posters at the Translational Science conference in Las Vegas, NV in April 2024.

View the collection on the JCTS website today!