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.

Call for papers 

Each November, the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) publishes a Special Section on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), to coincide with WHO World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. We welcome any submissions on AMS. However, this year we are particularly keen to receive  papers dealing with positive or negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMS, and to hear how colleagues are addressing the NHS 2022/23 Service Development & Improvement Plan to improve blood culture pathways. More information here

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


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Latest Issue
May 2022
The May edition of the JHI features our annual Special Section on hand hygiene, released to mark World Hand Hygiene Day. The Section features the annual announcement from the World Health Organization’s Save Lives: Clean Your Hands campaign, this year titled ‘Unite for safety – clean your hands’. Featured research addresses the tolerability and acceptability of three alcohol-based hand-rub gel formulations (Peters et al.), uses the theory of planned behaviour to explain hand hygiene among nurses in Hong Kong during COVID-19 (Sin & Rochelle), and observes the impact of monitoring by an electronic system on hand hygiene behaviours (Xu et al.). The May edition also features the Lowbury Lecture, first presented at the FIS International Conference in Manchester, UK, on ‘tales of the unexpected in antibiotic resistance’