Journal of Hospital Infection: Volume 104 (Issue 1 to Issue 4)
Journal of Hospital Infection: Overview and Mission
The Journal of Hospital Infection stands as a prestigious, independent scientific publication under the aegis of the Healthcare Infection Society. Its core mission is to disseminate top-tier research and invaluable insights in the realm of infection prevention and control, tailored for a global readership.
Scope and Emphasis:
- Broad Spectrum: The Journal is receptive to contributions spanning all facets of infection prevention and control within healthcare environments. This broad perspective ensures a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
- Key Areas of Interest: Submissions are particularly encouraged that:
- Offer fresh perspectives on the epidemiology, surveillance, and strategies to curb healthcare-associated infections and combat antimicrobial resistance.
- Delve into the nuances of cleaning, disinfecting, and decontamination processes.
- Shed light on innovative concepts related to healthcare facility design.
- Chronicle unique outbreak instances.
- Elucidate effective antimicrobial stewardship tactics.
- Introduce pioneering techniques, be they laboratory-oriented or point-of-care, that detect infections or gauge antimicrobial resistance, especially if they bolster infection control efforts.
- Foster a deeper understanding of what drives safe healthcare practices, or showcase methods to foster behavioral and cultural shifts.
- Enhance comprehension of the integration and efficacy of IT systems in infection monitoring, prevention, and control.
- Policy and Guidelines: The Journal is also keen on articles that delve into national policies or guidelines. The emphasis, however, is on topics that resonate on an international scale.
- Holistic Appeal: While the Journal’s primary audience comprises clinical professionals, it also entertains basic science submissions, provided they bear clinical implications.
- Open Access Companion: The Journal proudly presents its open access counterpart, Infection Prevention in Practice. This companion title is tailored to offer practical guidance to professionals immersed in infection prevention and control.
The Journal of Hospital Infection is an indispensable resource for anyone dedicated to understanding and advancing the field of infection prevention and control in healthcare. With its commitment to excellence and its global perspective, the Journal serves as a beacon of knowledge and innovation in this vital area of study.