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Aims and scope

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control believes that future solutions require a better understanding of the factors contributing to the development and spread of multi-drug resistance pathogens, interventions to prevent transmission and infection, and insight into the difference between settings with limited, middle or high resources.

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Expedited Peer Review

We are pleased to highlight that Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control  recognises that scientifically sound, high quality manuscripts are often turned away from broad-scope "high-impact" journals based on the issue of "general interest." The journal will consider rapid publication of such manuscripts - if they are submitted together with the original peer reviewer reports, letter of rejection, and a rebuttal. Please also mention this in your cover letter.

Please note that additional peer review may be necessary and the final decision will be made by the Editor.

Guidance - Peer Review

Here, we compile some handy tips for the community, from early-career researchers to clinicians on peer review. It may seem like a basic part of a reseacher’s role, but many basic and clinical researchers don’t get much training in the cornerstone of this life cycle of modern scientific literature. 

Assessment by expert peers improves the quality of manuscripts and provides a level of control in scientific communication.

We've put together a short guide (Read more).

Open Collections

The below Collections are open for submission, please read their scope carefully before submitting your manuscript.

  • Safe Intravascular Catheters: Finding and Preventing Bloodstream Infections

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    Guest edited by Claire M Rickard and Jessica Schults

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control is calling for submissions to our Collection on Safe Intravascular Catheters: Finding and Preventing Bloodstream Infections. In this collection, we aim to focus on various aspects of intravascular catheter safety measures.

  • Intervention and implementation research to contextualise AMS and IPC solutions

    Guest edited by Annick Lenglet, Sabiha Essack, and Tomislav Kostyanev

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control is calling for submissions to our collection on Intervention and implementation research to contextualise AMS and IPC solutions. This collection will focus on the use of intervention and implementation research to contextualise, improve, and inform policy on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and infection prevention and control (IPC) interventions of impact and sustainability in nature.

  • Clean Hospitals: Healthcare Environmental Hygiene and Patient Safety

    Edited by Didier Pittet and Alexandra Peters  

    Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control invites participating authors to submit to our collection on Clean Hospitals: Healthcare Environmental Hygiene and Patient Safety. The aim of this thematic series is to collect work focused on various aspects of improvement in healthcare environmental hygiene. 

  • Society guidelines for best practices

    Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control is pleased to announce a new article collection entitled Society guidelines for best practices. Our aim is to offer the journal’s associated societies the opportunity to publish their guidelines in order to make them available for a broader audience. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 5.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.579
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.256

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 9
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 121

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,682,584
    Altmetric mentions: 1,736