New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, have announced a new publishing partnership for SHEA's flagship scientific publication: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE). Cambridge Journals will publish the journal starting January 2015.
Now in its 35th volume year, ICHE is published monthly, providing high-quality original, peer-reviewed scientific articles for professionals in epidemiology, infection prevention, and infection control programs in hospitals, medical schools, private practice and related healthcare settings such as long-term care facilities.
The journal supports scientifically authoritative, clinically applicable, peer-reviewed research on control and evaluation of the transmission of pathogens in healthcare institutions and on the use of epidemiological principles and methods to evaluate and improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes. Major topics covered include infection prevention practices, guidelines and guidance documents, surveillance, antimicrobial stewardship, outbreak analysis, environmental issues, occupational health, and regulatory issues.
"We are proud to be partnering with SHEA and are excited about the opportunity to offer a world-class publishing service to build upon the excellent work of the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Suzanne Bradley and to further strengthen the already enviable reputation of ICHE," said Katy Christomanou, Publishing Director, Science, Technical and Medicine (STM) Journals at Cambridge. "ICHE will form an important part of Cambridge's commitment to medical and health science publishing which advances public health through science and education. Through our market-leading Cambridge Journals Online platform we will provide the search and discovery tools to expand ICHE's reach to new readers and researchers in the global markets we serve."
"Aligning ICHE with the strong global reputation of Cambridge Journals will dramatically enhance efforts to improve patient outcomes related to infection prevention and infection control," said Daniel Diekema, MD, President of SHEA. "Under the continued guidance of the ICHE editors, Cambridge will enable SHEA to continue to build its reputation for top-notch original science in the field."
Notes to Editors
For further information, please contact Adam Tuckwell on +44 (0)1223 326194 or email press(at)cambridge(dot)org.
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About the Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) journal
Published through a partnership between the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Cambridge Journals, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) provides original, peer-reviewed scientific articles for anyone involved with an infection control or epidemiology program in a hospital or healthcare facility. ICHE is ranked 13 out of 158 journals in its discipline in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2014).
About the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
SHEA is a professional society representing more than 2,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals globally with expertise in and passion for healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention. SHEA's mission is to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections and advance the field of healthcare epidemiology. The society promotes science and research, develops expert guidelines and guidance for healthcare workers, provides high-quality education, promotes antimicrobial stewardship, encourages transparency in public reporting related to HAIs, works to ensure a safe healthcare environment, and facilitates the exchange of knowledge. SHEA upholds the value and critical contributions of healthcare epidemiology to improving patient care and healthcare worker safety in all healthcare settings. Visit SHEA online at http://www.shea-online.org, http://www.facebook.com/SHEApreventingHAIs, and @SHEA_Epi.