Infection Prevention in Practice at One

To celebrate the first birthday of our Gold open access journal, the IPIP editors are proud to present an Editor's Choice collection from the journal's first year. Click the links below to read for free.

Günter Kampf

M.K. Charles, Y. Wang, T. Zurberg, J. Kinna, E. Bryce

Paul Shears and Carrie Garavan

E. Kousouli, O. Zarkotou, K. Polimeri, K. Themeli-Digalaki, S. Pournaras,

L. Berry, T. Palmer, F. Wells, E. Williams, B. Sibal, J. Timms


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Infection Prevention in Practice provides a comprehensive and fully open access resource for those working in the field of prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections worldwide.

In accordance with the charitable aims of HIS, this fully open access online journal maximises the discoverability of latest research related to all aspects of infection. Fair article processing charges ensure publication in IPIP is also increasingly accessible to those authors who wish to publish in a high quality, independently peer-reviewed journal. Our APCs are just USD 645, with a discounted rate of USD 516 for HIS members. Review articles are USD 1548 (USD 1238 for HIS members).

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.

We encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship (including antivirals and antifungals)
  • Diagnostic stewardship and impact on infection prevention control
  • Local hospital surveys and research in clinical infections
  • Local epidemiological and environmental studies of infectious agents
  • Novel infectious agent descriptions, strain characterisation and case reports that relate to HCAIs
  • Novel treatments for HCAIs, including clinical trials
  • Infection prevention and control challenges in developing countries
  • Hospital and community healthcare management and resources
  • Healthcare environments and building design
  • Outbreaks - surveillance, management and learning points
  • Research methodology and ethical considerations
  • Vaccines that relate to HCAIs
  • IPC outreach and educational activities
  • Public health interventions in infection
  • Clinical diagnosis of HCAIs

Click here to submit your paper now.