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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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Edited by Sarah Tschudin-Sutter

We are proud to announce the publication of Impact of the environment on healthcare-associated infections . This is a collection of original works and reviews focusing on the role of the environment in promoting healthcare-associated infections and specific interventions targeting the hospital environment.

Call For Papers

Health Policy and the Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in LMICs

Health Policy and the Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in LMICs  is  now open for submissions.

This is a cross-journal series to highlight the challenges and developments within antimicrobial drug policies in low and middle income countries.  Both reviews and original research articles are welcome. 

Submit to the series here.

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New Content ItemUse of medical face masks versus particulate respirators as a component of personal protective equipment for health care workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Currently available evidence supports that the predominant route of human-to-human transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 is through respiratory droplets and/or contact routes. Based on the scientific evidence accumulated to date, our view is that SARS-CoV-2 is not spread by the airborne route to any significant extent and the use of particulate respirators offers no advantage over medical masks as a component of personal protective equipment for the routine care of patients with COVID-19 in the health care setting. Read More.

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  1. Authors: Chantal M. Morel, Richard A. Alm, Christine Årdal, Alessandra Bandera, Giacomo M. Bruno, Elena Carrara, Giorgio L. Colombo, Marlieke E. A. de Kraker, Sabiha Essack, Isabel Frost, Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, Herman Goossens, Luca Guardabassi, Stephan Harbarth, Peter S. Jørgensen, Souha S. Kanj…

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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).

Reflections on Infection Prevention and Control

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.

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.

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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Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Editor-in-Chief

 Dr Vandenbroucke-Grauls is professor of Medical Microbiology at the VU University (Amsterdam), The Netherlands. She holds an MD from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and a PhD from the Utrecht University (Utrecht, The Netherlands). She also holds a degree in Epidemiology (PhD equivalent) from the Dutch Society for Epidemiology. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).

Professor Vandenbroucke-Grauls is head of Department of Medical Microbiology & Infection Control at the VU University Medical Center. For over ten years she served as chair of the Dutch Working Party on Infection Control. She also served in several professional boards and national and international scientific committees. Her main work interest is in infection control and antimicrobial resistant pathogens (MRSA and ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in particular).

IPS 2019

Upcoming Conference - Liverpool, 22-24 September 2019


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ICPIC 2019

Upcoming Conference - Geneva, 10-13 September 2019

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