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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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  1. Authors: Claudia Recanatini, Corine H. GeurtsvanKessel, Suzan D. Pas, Els M. Broens, Martje Maas, Rosa van Mansfeld, Anne J. G. Mutsaers-van Oudheusden, Miranda van Rijen, Emile F. Schippers, Arjan Stegeman, Adriana Tami, Karin Ellen Veldkamp, Hannah Visser, Andreas Voss, Marjolijn C. A. Wegdam-Blans, Heiman F. L. Wertheim…

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.

  • 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. 

  • Automation in the practice of infection prevention and control


    Edited by Maaike van Mourik and Seven Aghdassi

    Automation in the practice of infection prevention and control is now open for submissions. Our aim is to collect works focusing on various aspects of automation in the field of surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and infection prevention and control.

    Submit to the collection here.

  • 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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Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Vandenbroucke-Grauls is professor of Epidemiology & Surveillance of Infectious Diseases at Aarhus University (Aarhus), Denmark, and emeritus 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 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Fellow of the European Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and Member of the Academia Europaea.

Professor Vandenbroucke-Grauls was head of Department of Medical Microbiology & Infection Control at the VU University Medical Center from 1995 until 2017. Since 2021 she has an appointment at the department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University in Denmark. 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).

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    5.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    6.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.046 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.367 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    17 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    140 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    11,029 Altmetric mentions