Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.

User Rights

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

If you need to comply with your funding body policy you can apply for a CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Open Access Publication Fee

As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone. The gold open access publication fee for this journal is USD 1548 for Reviews, USD 645 for other articles (Original research articles, Survey articles, Case reports and series, Clinical audits/service improvements, Clinical trials, Debates in Infection Prevention), excluding taxes. There is a 20% discount off the open access publication fee for members of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS).Prices are listed below.

 PriceSociety Member Price*
Original research articlesUSD 645USD 516
Survey articlesUSD 645USD 516
Case reports and seriesUSD 645USD 516
Clinical audits/service improvementsUSD 645USD 516
Clinical trialsUSD 645USD 516
Debates in Infection PreventionUSD 645USD 516
ReviewsUSD 1548USD 1238

* To be eligible for the society member discount the corresponding author must be a member of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS). Elsevier reserves the right to remove or refuse the discount.

Research4Life Article Publishing Charge waiver and discount options
We automatically apply Article Publishing Charge waivers or discounts to those articles in gold open access journals for which all authors are based in a country eligible for the Research4Life program.
Find out more about the APC waiver and discount eligibility.

Funding Body Agreements

Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees.

Author Rights

For open access publishing this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights and Elsevier will be granted publishing and distribution rights.

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