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
July 2020
The July edition of the JHI features research on the survival of a norovirus surrogate on surfaces in synthetic gastric fluid, an investigation into hospital-onset MRSA bloodstream infections in high-burden acute care facilities, and the risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia following cardiac surgery. New review articles address whether cohorting for preventing the nosocomial spread of CPE in non-epidemic settings should be mandatory, and the dissemination of antibiotic resistance and other healthcare waterborne pathogens. The journal continues to publish research and commentary on the nosocomial spread of SARS-CoV-2, with work from Lombardi et al. on the duration of quarantine in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, opinion from McDermott et al. on faecal bio-aerosols as a route of transmission for SARS-CoV-2, and practice point articles addressing best practice in a COVID-19 hotel for healthcare workers in southern Italy, the importance of fever when symptom-based screening for COVID-19 in healthcare workers, and the importance of understanding the distinction between various filtration metrics for physicians and other decision-makers.