Healthcare Infection Society’s diversity pledge

Our pledge: The Healthcare Infection Society is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive culture where all members, volunteers and employees feel safe and valued.  This commitment applies to all of our activities, including publishing and communications.  Whether it relates to authorship, reviewers, or editors, equity and inclusion in publishing is critically important for scientific excellence and innovation. Our audiences learn through the experiences and research shared by a global infection prevention and control audience. We believe passionately in the power of an inclusive publishing environment, not only to do what is right, but to enrich, strengthen and advance us all.

We’re working to engage professionals in the early stages of their careers with the journals, and to measure and increase the proportion of all gender and ethnic diversities, and contributors from across the world as editorial board members for the Journal of Hospital Infection and Infection Prevention in Practice.

We are currently working on gathering self-reported diversity data, and once we have assessed the situation, we will pledge to agreed diversity targets and drive improvement where it is needed.


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Infection Prevention in Practice

ipipInfection Prevention in Practice (IPIP) is the editorially-independent open access sister publication of the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI). IPIP provides a comprehensive resource for all those working in the field of infection prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of the journal is to publish high-standard research, reviews, reports and commentary relating to IPC that are relevant to an international audience through the sharing of local research studies, reviews, case reports, novel techniques, best practice and outbreak reports from clinical professionals worldwide.

We evaluate manuscripts on the basis of methodological rigor, strong reporting of results and high ethical standards, regardless of perceived novelty.

IPIP is fully indexed in PubMed Central, Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

To submit to IPIP, click here.


Infection Prevention in Conversation is the podcast of the HIS journals, the Journal of Hospital Infection and Infection Prevention in Practice.

In an informal setting, Dr Gemma Winzor talks to expert guests about current research, challenges and opinions in infection prevention and control (IPC). An engaging listen for infection control specialists, healthcare professionals or anybody with an interest in infection control, microbiology, epidemiology or healthcare more broadly.

The podcast covers a wide variety of subjects in infection control, allowing the stories behind recent research to come to the front as guests discuss their personal experiences, careers and interests in IPC.


Journal of Hospital Infection

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The Journal of Hospital Infection is the editorially independent scientific publication of the Healthcare Infection Society. The aim of the Journal is to publish high quality research and information relating to infection prevention and control that is relevant to an international audience.

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About HIS

The Journal of Hospital Infection is the official journal of the Healthcare Infection Society. The Healthcare Infection Society exists to foster the advancement of knowledge and education of all those who have an interest in the important field of healthcare infection. For information about the Society and its activities visit the HIS website


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