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
November 2020
To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week between 18-24 November 2020, we are pleased to present a Special Section on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the JHI November issue. The Special Section features original research into the impact of a dry inoculum deposition on the efficacy of copper-based antimicrobial surfaces from McDonald et al., a social ecological qualitative analysis on the empowerment of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship from Wong et al., an inspection of excess mortality due to pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections in hospitalized patients from Karakonstantis et al., and more. Review articles include a comparison of hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states against international standards by Hashad et al., and a review of acquisition of MDR-GNB in hospital settings from Vink et al. The Special Section is led by an editorial from the JHI team asking whether antimicrobial stewardship has been a casualty of COVID. The November edition also includes work on COVID and SARS-CoV-2, with research into the impact of the media in France on public perceptions of face masks, the unintended consequences of long-sleeved gowns in a critical care setting, and a review of environmental contamination in the isolation rooms of COVID-19 patients with severe pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation or high-flow oxygen therapy.