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
March 2021
In the March issue of the JHI, we present new work by the winner of the Healthcare Infection Society’s Early Career Award on clinical perspectives in integrating whole-genome sequencing into the investigation of healthcare and public health outbreaks (Parcell et al.). Our review article explores the knowledge, perceptions and experiences of nurses in antimicrobial optimization or stewardship in the intensive care unit (Padigos et al.). Original research published this month addresses the daily direct costs of isolating patients identified with highly resistant micro-organisms in a non-outbreak setting (Van Dijk et al.), simple and practical approaches to increasing decontamination capacity, speed and safety for N95 respirators during the XOVID-19 pandemic (Russo et al.), and the influence of an Internet of Things management system on hand hygiene compliance in an emergency intensive care unit (Xu et al.). Our handy practice points articles this month address the impact of SARS CoV-2 on carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae prevention and control programmes (Belvisi et al.) and the potential indirect consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in a neonatal intensive care unit (Kharrat et al.).