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
June 2020
The June issue of the JHI continues to feature new research, reviews and commentary addressing the global coronavirus outbreak which is so affecting lives across the world. Prescott et al. ask how prepared frontline healthcare workers in England are to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Wong et al. discuss the risk of nosocomial transmission of COVID-19 from their experience in a general ward setting in Hong Kong, and Wee et al. look into the role of social distancing in minimizing intra-hospital transmission of COVID-19. Alongside work on COVID-19, we are pleased to present reviews on the role of education in antimicrobial stewardship from Satterfield et al., and of advanced imaging techniques in the investigation and management of S. aureus from Goodman et al. Research this month includes results of prospective surveillance in Dongguan city on antimicrobial resistance in southern China (Wang et al.), the effectiveness of germicidal wipes and ultraviolet irradiation in reducing bacterial loads on electronic tablet devices (Allen at al.), and clinical outcomes of patients undergoing a cardiac implantable electronic device implantation following a recent non-device-related infection (Chen et al.).