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 IPIP team consists of Editor-in-Chief Dr Gemma Winzor, and Editors Dr Pauline Jumaa and Dr Jim Gray. View our full editorial board.

Author Stories

To find out more about the experience of submitting with IPIP, take a look at stories from IPIP authors Dr Amit Aggarwal, Specialist in Medical Microbiology at Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital Society, Delhi, and Professor Roy D. Sleator of the Department of Biological Sciences, Munster Technological University, Ireland.


Dr Winzor also hosts the HIS journals' podcast, Infection Prevention in Conversation. Listen and subscribe here.

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Latest Issue
World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week 2023: The overlooked challenges of antimicrobial stewardship
This World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (18–24 November 2023), Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP) has invited experts and key stakeholders within the fields of infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) to give their view on some of the ongoing challenges we face in the race against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). IPIP is specifically focussing on what we perceive to be some of the lesser considered barriers to optimising antimicrobial use and solutions and tools available to help overcome them. Cloutman-Green et al. define AMR as a ‘super wicked problem’ and acknowledge the role of engaging with patients and the public within a One Health solution. This is particularly relevant, given the theme for World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week 2023 is “Preventing antimicrobial resistance together”. Wetangula et al. have focussed on the global perspective, highlighting challenges of implementing AMS tools in low- and middle-income countries. Authors emphasise that a ‘lift and shift’ approach to AMS tools across international healthcare settings is ineffective and there is a requirement for ‘country-specific, realistic, practical and effective tools’. Finally, Bhogal et al. examine the impact of spurious penicillin allergy on AMS in BAME patient groups, the barriers to best practice and strategies to overcome these. Click here to read more!