Work with the HIS Journals team as an Editor on IPIP

About IPIP

Launched in 2019, Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP) is the official open access journal of the Healthcare Infection Society. It is a leading international research publication which provides a comprehensive, fully open access resource for all those working in the field of prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) worldwide. This year, IPIP received a first impact factor of 1.8.

IPIP welcomes high quality articles (in the form of local research studies, experiences, case reports, novel techniques, best practice and outbreak reports) in the field of infection prevention and control (IPC) that will influence clinical best practice and reduce the global burden of infection in healthcare. Articles should relate to HCAIs, either directly or indirectly, and should provide practical information to healthcare professionals working in the field of IPC that is applicable on a global or regional scale. We are particularly interested in papers that provide unique insight into the challenges of preventing HCAIs in developing countries. All submissions are subject to a rigorous single-blind peer review process.

Please submit your application no later than Monday 2 September 2024.

About the role

We are inviting applications for the role of Editor on the journal.

Editors work closely with the Editor in Chief of IPIP to oversee the review process for IPIP submissions in a timely manner, make recommendations to publish or reject submissions, and participate in setting the editorial direction of the journal. It is an exciting time to join a young journal for the next stage of its growth.

Applicants should provide a CV, a short list of selected publications over the last five years and a covering letter addressing your suitability for the role based on the following selection criteria:


  • Editorial and peer review experience
  • Nominated area(s) of expertise
  • A brief description of one strategic initiative that you could implement as an Editor to improve IPIP. This should include a summary of what you would do and what it would achieve.


  • Outline your any current involvement in research and/or research supervision

A full job description can be downloaded below. 

If you’re unsure whether your experience is relevant, please get in touch and we would be happy to offer advice:

At IPIP, we are deeply committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. In our pursuit of excellence, we recognize the strength in varied perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the diversity of our editorial team, we encourage applications from individuals who bring unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives to the role.

The role is for an initial three-year term with an option for two further terms of two years.