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
May 2020
The May issue of the JHI continues to feature new research, reviews and commentary addressing the global coronavirus outbreak which is so affecting lives across the world. Sharma et al. offer a meta-analysis of the impact of isolation precautions on the psychological wellbeing of patients, Ye et al. write of their experiences of different upper respiratory tract sampling strategies for detection of COVID-19, J. Wang et al. look into the reasons healthcare workers became infected with COVID-19 in China, and X. Wang et al. suggest an association between COVID-19 transmission and N95 respirator use. Alongside the work on COVID-19, we are pleased to present Brown and Mitchell’s review of current recommended IPC and their framework for better protection and controls from an occupational health point of view: the authors offer a model with two exposure routes resulting from work activities in healthcare settings, shifting the focus away from typical methods for preventing spread to patients or other non-workers to healthcare workers in hospital and community settings. Also included in this edition is work from Tomczyk et al. to test and revise the WHO Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Framework (IPCAF) at acute healthcare facility level across the globe and Corrigan et al. on the usefulness of the Bristol Stool Form Chart scoring system for the laboratory processing of faecal samples in suspected C. diff cases. Finally, we include an editorial from the Healthcare Infection Society journals team marking the move this month from issue-based publishing to article-based publishing.