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.

Call for papers 

Each November, the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) publishes a Special Section on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), to coincide with WHO World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. We welcome any submissions on AMS. However, this year we are particularly keen to receive  papers dealing with positive or negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMS, and to hear how colleagues are addressing the NHS 2022/23 Service Development & Improvement Plan to improve blood culture pathways. More information here

Authors can make a submission online where instructions to authors can also be found.


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Latest Issue
July 2022
In the July issue of the JHI, we are pleased to present a perspective on the threats and new challenges for healthcare in Poland of receiving large numbers of refugees from neighbouring Ukraine (Lewtak et al.). Two new reviews are published in this issue: one on the application of normative documents for determination of biocidal activity of disinfectants and antiseptics dedicated to the medical area (Tyski et al.) and on catheter salvage strategies in children with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (Buonsenso et al.) New research this month addresses COVID-19 transmission in dental and oral/maxillofacial surgical practice during the pandemic (Tanaka et al.), a fatal outbreak of neonatal sepsis caused by mcr-10-carrying Enterobacter kobei in a tertiary care hospital in Nepal (Manandhar et al.) and an initial assessment of the microbiological performance of a stacker crane for sterile storage in the operating theatre (Faury et al.).