Manuscripts submitted to Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) should consist of original investigations that will contribute to the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare safety. ICHE welcomes submissions that address the transmission of pathogens or that involve the use of epidemiological principles and methods to evaluate or improve the delivery of care within healthcare institutions. Examples of appropriate material include studies of infection surveillance, the impact of preventive measures on infection or antimicrobial resistance rates; analyses of resource use and costs related to infections or other adverse events in patients; occupational health; or pertinent regulatory issues.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that manuscripts adhere to the formats noted in the Instructions for Authors. Articles should be submitted electronically at the journal's submission website, at http://iche.edmgr.com.
Original Articles* should include a title page, a structured abstract of no more than 250 words (see below), a text of no more than 3,000 words, no more than 7 tables and figures, and no more than 40 references.
Concise Communications* should include a title page, a narrative abstract of no more than 50 words, a text of no more than 1,200 words, no more than 2 tables or figures, and no more than 10 references.
Research Briefs* should include a title page, a text of no more than 900 words, no more than 1 table or figure, and no more than 10 references. This category of article is intended for the presentation of short, focused, and evidence-based experimental observations: substantial preliminary and novel results of importance to the journal readership but not substantial enough in content to warrant a longer presentation. Research Briefs undergo the same peer review as longer article types.
Letters to the Editor should not exceed 900 words and should include no more than 1 table or figure and no more than 10 references.
Invited Reviews,* including guidelines and position papers: committees, task forces, and authors under the auspices of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and all others considering the preparation of a review, should contact the Editorial Office during the very earliest phases of development. The Editor-in-Chief will verify that there are no similar or overlapping documents under development. Anticipated length, format, number of citations, and mechanisms for peer review and publication by ICHE and the involvement of any other organizations will be negotiated with the journal and publisher well in advance of submission.
Commentaries are by invitation only. Please contact the journal office if you are interested in writing a Commentary.
|* These article types may be eligible for APC waivers or discounts under one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.|