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.

Full access to the JHI and discounted open access article processing charges are available to members of the Healthcare Infection Society.  Join today.

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
October 2021
In the October issue of the JHI, we publish a new rapid systematic review asking whether medical procedures that induce coughing or involve respiratory suctioning are associated with increased generation of aerosols and risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Wilson et al.). Original research articles this month describe the nosocomial air dispersal of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in an open-cubicle neurology ward with low ceiling height (Wong et al.), the impact on healthcare-associated infection rates of bioaerosol treatment and COVID-19 mitigation measures (Ereth et al.), and the impact of a surgical safety checklist on surgical site infections, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial consumption, costs and mortality (de Almedia et al.).