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
May 2021
In the May issue of the JHI we are pleased to present our annual Special Section on Hand Hygiene to mark the World Health Organization’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign, this year on the theme of ‘seconds save lives’. The issue is led by an editorial from the JHI Editors: ‘Hand Hygiene: a COVID Beneficiary?’ and features work from Huang et al. on COVID-19 and behavioural changes in healthcare workers towards hand hygiene, Campos et al. on SARS-CoV-2 decontamination of skin with disinfectants active during and after application, and a systematic review from Clancy et al. on hand-hygiene-related trials reported between 2014 and 2020. We feature a short section on Water Systems, including an editorial from Weinbren and Inkster entitled ‘The hospital-built environment: biofilm, biodiversity and bias’, and two articles from Inkster et al., ‘Investigation and control of an outbreak due to a contaminated hospital water system, identified following a rare case of Cupriavidus pauculus bacteraemia’ and ‘Water springing to life the fungal desert’. Other papers featured in the May edition include work on COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes during the first wave from Tulloch et al. and an investigation of intra-hospital SARS-CoV-2 transmission using nanopore whole-genome sequencing from Løvestad et al.