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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Latest Issue
Latest Issue
Following the interest generated by last year’s online special section on the healthcare environment, the September issue of the JHI features another collection of online articles on this subject. The supplement opens with a thought-provoking article by Dancer and Kramer, Four steps to clean hospitals: LOOK, PLAN, CLEAN and DRY, that proposes a new approach to ensuring that the immediate patient environment is clean. Another interesting article is by Whyte and Lytsy, who revisit the arguments around the use of ultraclean air systems for total joint arthroplasty. The print issue of the journal also has some important and useful papers, including a review of the prevention of healthcare-associated invasive aspergillosis during hospital construction/renovation works that usefully summarises the recently updated Irish national guidelines. The general papers include outbreaks reports that exemplify the growing role of WGS in outbreak identification and management. Finally, take a look at the paper by Smith and colleagues the burden of urinary-catheter-associated infection in English NHS hospitals, concluding that hospital catheter prevention can reap substantial health-economic gains.