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. 

The May issue features a large special section on Infection Surveillance and Surgical Site Infections. Some of the papers report encouraging signs from around the world that we are continuing to make progress in preventing healthcare-associated infections, especially in intensive care unit settings. However, antimicrobial-resistant pathogens are a growing problem, and may be associated with poorer outcomes. papers by Gomila et al and Ohna et are a reminder that SSI after colorectal surgery are a significant problem. The growing challenges presented by SSIs may justify better surveillance - the systematic review of HCAI software by Russo et al suggests that this can be done without a big impact on staff time.

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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)

I. 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 (Birmingham, 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)