Infection, Disease & Health: Volume 28 (Issue 1 to Issue 3)
The Official Journal of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) serves as an international medium, disseminating pioneering knowledge aiming at the advancement of infection prevention and control in human populations. The journal enjoys a global reputation and operates as a cornerstone for experts from a multitude of disciplines, focusing mainly on the nexus of infection, disease, and health within a One Health context.
Core Focus and Scope:
- Infection Prevention Research:
- Focuses on original research relevant to or conducted within healthcare, aged and residential care, education, dentistry, mental health, correctional services, indigenous health, and other settings like tattoo parlours with implications for healthcare.
- Investigates the surveillance and epidemiology, outcomes, and risk factors for infections acquired in the mentioned settings.
- Studies the cost-effectiveness and sociological aspects of infection prevention strategies.
- One Health Context:
- Acknowledges the interconnectedness of the health of humans, animals, and the environment.
- Addresses the broader perspective of health and disease management.
- Article Varieties:
- Publishes a wide spectrum of articles, including research, reviews, concise communications, case reports, commentary, and opinion pieces, each contributing new knowledge or advancing debates on relevant topics.
Key Criteria for Acceptance:
The journal predominantly considers submissions that provide novel insights or provoke discussion on topics related to the prevention and control of infection. It values originality and relevance, emphasizing articles that are directly associated with the settings described. Studies on public health focusing on infection prevention in low and middle-income contexts are also appreciated.
Submissions focusing on treatment & management of infections, evaluation of vaccines, unstructured reviews, and articles where the primary focus is not on the prevention and/or control of infection are typically outside the scope of the journal.
The audience encompasses a broad range of professionals, including researchers, clinicians, nurses, midwives, health workers, and public policy professionals, all of whom are intertwined with the fields of infection, disease, and health.
The journal is published quarterly, ensuring a constant flow of valuable insights and knowledge in the realm of infection prevention and control.
The final say on the scope and acceptance of the articles is under the purview of the Editor-in-Chief.
The Official Journal of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control is a distinguished platform emphasizing the comprehensive understanding and management of infections, diseases, and health. It welcomes a diverse range of articles that are rich in originality and relevance, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges in infection prevention and control, ultimately aiming to contribute to the enhancement of individual, organizational, and population health in a One Health context.