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
January 2021
In the first issue of 2021, we continue to publish new work concerning COVID-19. The issue opens with work on the disinfection of gloved hands during the COVID-19 pandemic (Garrido-Moline et al.), a study into the safety of reusing N95 respirators following vaporized hydrogen peroxide decontamination (Levine et al.) and a short report on the clinical utility of SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing in deciphering the source of infection (Takenouchi et al.). Other key articles in the January edition cover the development and implementation of a national antimicrobial stewardship surveillance system in England with open access data sharing (Ashiru-Oredope et al.), the impact of heat sterilization on filter efficiency in FFP2 and KN95 respirators (van der Vosen et al.) and a cluster analysis from the SPIN-UTI Network identifying patients at risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units (Barchitta et al.). The editorial team of the JHI wish you a very happy new year! Other work featured this month includes research on the risk of complications and mortality following recurrent and non-recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection from Enoch et al., the development of a versatile drain biofilm model and its susceptibility to disinfection (Ledwoch et al.), and gravity steam reprocessing in healthcare facilities for the reuse of N95 respirators (Aljabo et al.).