Infection, Disease & Health: Volume 25 (Issue 1 to Issue 4)
The Official Journal of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) stands as a distinguished global platform dedicated to the dissemination of pioneering knowledge primarily concentrating on the advancement of strategies for infection prevention and control in human populations.
The journal’s main emphasis is on innovative research pertinent to or executed in diverse healthcare settings such as hospitals, community-based healthcare, private healthcare, educational institutions, aged and residential care, correctional services, dentistry, and more. It seeks to encompass a spectrum of subjects including but not limited to:
- Infection Prevention Research: Prioritizing original research that significantly advances the prevention and control of infection.
- Surveillance and Epidemiology: Exploring the prevalence, outcomes, and risk factors for infections in diverse settings.
- Cost-effectiveness of Prevention Strategies: Evaluating the economic impact and viability of various infection prevention methodologies.
- Sociological Aspects of Infection Control: Delving into societal interactions and implications relating to infection prevention and control.
- One Health Context: Analyzing the interconnectedness of the health of humans, animals, and the environment.
Article Types and Scope:
The journal publishes quarterly and accommodates a wide array of article types including research, reviews, concise communications, commentary, opinion pieces, and case reports which are focused on the prevention and control of infection. The scope of the journal is centered around generating new knowledge or advancing discussions on topics pertinent to infection prevention and control, steering clear of areas like treatment and management of infections, unstructured reviews, and articles where the primary focus is not on prevention and/or control of infection.
The journal caters to a diversified audience comprising researchers, clinicians, nurses, midwives, health workers, and public policy professionals who are engrossed in the realms of infection, disease, and health, providing them with insights and findings that are crucial for their professional pursuits.
Contribution to One Health:
By situating its focus on the convergence of infection, disease, and health in a One Health context, the journal plays a pivotal role in illuminating the interconnections between the health of humans, animals, and the environment, fostering an integrated approach to global health concerns.
The final determination on the scope and relevance of the submissions is under the stringent purview of the Editor-in-Chief, ensuring the content aligns with the journal’s mission and contributes substantially to the existing body of knowledge.
In summation, the Official Journal of the ACIPC serves as a comprehensive reservoir of knowledge, facilitating scholarly discussions and sharing of groundbreaking research at the intersection of infection, disease, and health, aiming to enhance the understanding and implementation of effective infection prevention and control measures globally.