The Implementation Science Coordination, Consultation, and Collaboration Initiative (ISC3I) is happy to announce a call for abstracts to be considered for a supplement of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) on implementation science research to inform ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. ISC3I, funded as a supplement to the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (P30 AI117943), will coordinate this supplement.


Implementation Science (IS) bridges the research-practice gap and creates generalizable knowledge about delivering evidence-based interventions to populations through health care and public health systems. To help inform strategies to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., this issue of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) will:

  • Highlight the use of IS;
  • Provide input on the challenges from experts in the field of IS;
  • Report findings from IS projects supported by two competitive CFAR/ARC supplements to researchers around the country; and
  • Include additional studies relevant to the epidemic in the United States. 

Until January 18, 2021, concepts for original articles such as study findings, review articles, or theoretical/conceptual articles can be submitted through this online form for preliminary review. The ISC3I team encourages all CFAR/ARC supplement teams to consider submitting and will help matchmake opportunities for similar projects to collaborate on manuscripts whenever possible. While ISC3I will be emphasizing the contributions of these projects, submissions of non-supplement HIV implementation science studies are also welcome.

Do not submit your concept through the JAIDS portal; it should be submitted through the aforementioned online form.


  • Open for concept submission: December 10, 2020
  • Deadline for concept submission: January 18, 2021
  • Notification for concept selection: February 8, 2021
  • Deadline for manuscript submission: June 2021
  • Anticipated publication date: March 2022

Editorial Team

ISC3I investigators Brian Mustanski, Nanette Benbow, JD Smith, and Dennis Li will serve as guest editors. All manuscripts will undergo pre-review by the editorial team. To describe as many HIV IS projects as possible, the editors will identify submissions on similar topics/methods that may be strengthened by a collaborative submission and could suggest collaboration as part of proposal approval. Solicited articles will undergo peer review.

Should you have any questions, contact the ISC3I team at