About the Journal

Journal of Hospital Infection

The Journal of Hospital Infection is the official scientific journal of the Society.

The Journal 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 in this crucial area. 

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.  You can make a submission online via the Journal website where instructions to authors can also be found. 

In the October Edition there is an important Editorial on the risks to healthcare workers from virus persistence and recrudescence in Ebola survivors, and special sections on screening for carbapenem-resistant organisms and prevention of nosocomial influenza.Also, Drs MacDermott and Bausch point out that prudence rather than panic is required in the clinical management of the 10,000+ Ebola survivors. Professor Wilson discusses the role of screening in the context of the threat from endemic, untreatable, pan-resistant infections.

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Editorial Team

Editor in Chief 

J. Gray (Birmingham, UK)


B. Oppenheim (Birmingham, UK)

N. Mahida (Nottingham, UK)

Specialist Editors

B. Cooper (Bangkok, Thailand)

P. Hoffman (London, UK)

F. Jabeen (Nottingham, UK)

A. Smith (Glasgow, UK)

C. Tarrant (Leicester, UK)

International Editorial Board

A. Agodi (Catania, Italy)

L. S. Aho Glele (Dijon, France)

E. Alp (Kayseri, Turkey)

J. Al-Tawfiq (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

B. M. Andersen (Oslo, Norway)

L. Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

A. Apisarnthanarak (Pratumthani, Thailand)

F . Barbut (Paris, France)

M. Baxter (Exeter, UK)

A. Bennett (Salisbury, UK)

A. Berrington (Sunderland, UK)

J. Blenkharn (London, UK)

C. Block (Jerusalem, Israel)

M. Borg (Msida, Malta)

T. Boswell (Nottingham, UK)

S. Brusaferro (Udine, Italy)

P. Carling (Boston, USA)

V. Cheng (Hong Kong)

J. Child (Harrogate, UK)

T. Chinniah (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)

A. Chowdhary (Delhi, India)

D. Coleman (Dublin, Ireland)

A. Colville (Exeter, UK)

R. Cooke (Liverpool, UK)

M. Cooper (Wolverhampton, UK)

G. Corcoran (Cork, Ireland)

R. Cunningham (Plymouth, UK)

L. Curtis (New York, USA)

S. Dancer (East Kilbride, UK)

C. Dawson (Coventry, UK)

S. Dawson (Swindon, UK)

M. Diggle (Glasgow, UK)

C. Dunne (Limerick, Ireland)

T. Elumogo (Norwich, UK)

D. Enoch (Cambridge, UK)

G. Ersöz (Mersin, Turkey)

F. Falkiner (Dublin, Ireland)

C. Fry (London, UK)

A. Gardner (Watson, Australia)

M. Garvey (London, UK)

P. Gastmeier (Berlin, Germany)

S. Goldenberg (London, UK)

K. Gould (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

A. Guyot (Dortmund, Germany)

Z. Hassan Al-Wahsh (Zarqa, Jordan)

A. Holmes   (London, UK)

H. Humphreys (Dublin, Ireland)

T. Inkster (Glasgow, UK)

M. Ip (Hong Kong)

A. Jeanes (London, UK)

P. Jenks (Plymouth, UK)

S. Jog (Exeter, UK)

N. Jonathan (Wrexham, UK)

P. Jumaa (Birmingham, UK)

G. Kampf (Greifswald, Germany)

M. Kiernan (Brentford, UK)

L. Kingston (Limerick, Ireland)

P. Lal (Kent, UK)

P. Lambert (Birmingham, UK)

S. Lang (Glasgow, UK)

T. Lejko Zupanc (Ljubljana, Solvenia)

D. Lepelletier (Nantes, France)

M. Licker  (Timisoara, Romania)

J. Lipman (Brisbane, Australia)

B. Lopman (Atlanta, USA)

J. Lucet (Paris, France)

D. Malik (Loughborough, UK)

H. Maltezou (Athens, Greece)

M. McLaws (Sydney, Australia)

M. Meda (Frimley, UK)

S. Mehtar (Cape Town, South Africa)

M. Millar (London, UK)

S. Millership (Witham, UK)

A. Mitchell (Apopka, USA)

P. Moore (Gloucester, UK)

M. Morgan (Exeter, UK)

K. Morikane (Yamagata, Japan)

L. S. Munoz-Price (Milwaukee, USA)

P. Munthali (Coventry, UK)

M. Narayanan (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

B. Newsholme (London, UK)

N. O’Sullivan (Dublin, Ireland)

E. Olson (Edinburgh, UK)

A. Omrani (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

J. Orendi (Stoke-on-Trent, UK)

M. Padoveze (São Paulo, Brazil)

P. Parneix (Bordeaux, France)

M. Patel (Birmingham, UK)

D. Pittet (Geneva, Switzerland)

P. Ramakrishna (Bangalore, India)

N. Ratnaraja (Birmingham, UK)

J. Reilly (Glasgow, UK)

E. Rousham (Loughborough, UK)

W. Rutala (Chapel Hill, USA)

S. Saint (Ann Arbor, USA)

S. Salmon (Sydney, Australia)

S. Sengupta (Haryana, India)

S. Shalhoub (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

J. Stephenson (Carshalton, UK)

R. Szabó (Budapest, Hungary)

L. Teare (Chelmsford, UK)

E. Van Kleef (London, UK)

A-G. Venier (Bordeaux, France)

K. Vickery (North Ryde, Australia)

M. Vos  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

A. Walker (Pentraeth, UK)

J. Walker (Salisbury, UK)

M. Weinbren (Chesterfield, UK)

M. Wilcox (Leeds, UK)

J-R. Zahar (Paris, France)

W. Zingg (Geneva, Switzerland)