Infection Prevention in Practice 

Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP) is an official journal of the Healthcare Infection Society and a sister journal to the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI). Elsevier is proud to be the publisher for both titles. This low cost, fully open access online journal welcomes quality articles in the field of infection prevention and control, clinical microbiology and the global burden of infection in healthcare.

IPIP provides a comprehensive educational resource for all those working in the field of infectious disease prevention and treatment, through the sharing of local research studies, experiences, case reports, novel techniques, best practice and outbreak reports from clinical professionals globally, with a focus on developing countries.

The IPIP team consists of Editor-in-Chief Dr Gemma Winzor, and Editors Dr Jim Gray and Dr Nikunj Mahida. View our full editorial board.

Our first volume launched March 2019, to celebrate the first birthday of IPIP the editors present an Editor's Choice collection from the journal's first year. 

Latest Issue
December 2020 - February 2021
In the winter edition of IPIP, Rawlinson et al. ask 'does size matter?' when assessing the impact of a small but targeted cleaning training intervention within a paediatric ward. Additionally, the edition features review articles on the safe management and disposal of excreta in the context of COVID, and the largely unnoticed spread of C. diff PCR ribotype 027 in Germany after 2010. Original research examines antibiotic use among surgical inpatients at a tertiary health facility and makes a case for a standardized protocol for presumptive antimicrobial therapy in the developing world, provides an overview of risk factors and bacterial patterns in patients with surgical site infection after c-section, and considers best practice in carbapenemase screening in an Irish tertiary referral hospital. All IPIP papers are freely available to read online.