Infection Prevention in Practice 

Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP) is an official journal of the Healthcare Infection Society and a sister journal to the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI). Elsevier is proud to be the publisher for both titles. This low cost, fully open access online journal welcomes quality articles in the field of infection prevention and control, clinical microbiology and the global burden of infection in healthcare.

IPIP provides a comprehensive educational resource for all those working in the field of infectious disease prevention and treatment, through the sharing of local research studies, experiences, case reports, novel techniques, best practice and outbreak reports from clinical professionals globally, with a focus on developing countries.

The journal will initially be under the stewardship of Dr Jim Gray in conjunction with his role as Editor-in-Chief for the JHI, to ensure a co-ordinated approach. We are pleased that Dr Gemma Winzor has joined our Editorial team, alongside Dr Gray and Dr Nikunj Mahida. View our full editorial board.

Our first volume launched March 2019, to celebrate the first birthday of IPIP the editors present an Editor's Choice collection from the journal's first year. 

Latest Issue
September - December 2020
In the September - December issue of IPIP we present a review of the potential role of inanimate surfaces for the spread of coronaviruses and their inactivation with disinfectant agents. Rawlinson et al. ask 'who decides what's relevant?' in their discussion of the factors driving publication on clinically significant organisms. Research articles this issue cover the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infections in hospitalized children and adults, the molecular characterisation of an A. baumannii outbreak, risk factors for S. capitis pulsotype NRCS-A colonisation among premature neonates, and the attributable cost and extra length of stay of surgical site infection at a Ghanaian teaching hospital. All IPIP papers are freely available to read online.