The Journal of Hospital Infection is the official scientific journal of the Healthcare Infection Society

The JHI seeks to promote collaboration between the many disciplines in infection prevention and control in different countries, resulting in multidisciplinary and international coverage of the latest developments. The Editor-in-Chief invites submissions of original papers, leading articles and correspondence in English, on all aspects of healthcare-associated infection as well as reviews on subjects of current interest.

Authors can make a submission online where instructions to authors can also be found.

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COVID-19: In light of the growing number of global cases of COVID-19 we invite authors to report their experience to the JHI via Practice Points. Find out more.


Latest Issue
September 2021
In the September issue of the JHI, we publish two new reviews: Monmaturapoj et al. look at the effect of pharmacist-led education-based antimicrobial stewardship interventions on antimicrobial use in hospital inpatients, and Abbas et al. inspect hospital-onset COVID-19 infection surveillance systems. New research this month includes work on defects in lace-up surgical masks and how to tie them most effectively (Wang et al.), a retrospective cohort study into the impact of penicillin allergy de-labelling on the WHO AWaRe antibiotic categories (Powell et al.), and how sink drains act as reservoirs for VIM-2 metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an ICU (de Geyter et al.). Finally, we publish short reports on the low risk of transmission of pathogenic bacteria between children and assistance dogs during animal-assisted therapy if strict rules are followed (Edner et al.), the effectiveness of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system in increasing compliance and reducing HCAI (Knudsen et al.), and the feasibility of automated surveillance in ICUs (Lepape et al.).