Featured Article - Effects of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatrics
Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is the second most common healthcare-associated infection, and the they complicate approx. 5% surgical operations annually. This study, from Donà et al., investigated the effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in improving appropriateness in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in paediatric patients following surgery.
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 is a global forum for all those working on the prevention, diagnostic and treatment of health-care associated infections and antimicrobial resistance development in all health-care settings. The journal covers a broad spectrum of preeminent practices and best available data to the top interventional and translational research, and innovative developments in the field of infection control.
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.
Annual Journal Metrics
53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
41 days to first decision for all manuscripts
110 days from submission to acceptance
15 days from acceptance to publication