Communications regarding original articles and editorial management
should be addressed to Elaine L. Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC, Columbia University School of Nursing, 630 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032; telephone 212-305-0723; fax 212-305-0722; e-mail [email protected] Information for authors
appears in the December issue of the Journal and at the Journal's Web site: www.mosby.com/ajic
. Authors should consult these instructions before submitting manuscripts to this Journal.
. Advertising orders and inquiries can be sent to: USA, Canada, and South America,
Michael Targowski at Elsevier, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; phone 212-633-3693 or 212-633-3654; fax 212-633-3820. Classified advertising orders and inquiries can be sent to Alexandra Leonardo, Elsevier, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; phone 212-633-3649. Europe and the rest of the world
, Julie Toop; phone +44(0) 1865 843016; fax +44(0) 1865 843976; e-mail [email protected]
Address business communications to Periodical Publisher, Elsevier Inc., 11830 Westline Industrial Dr, St Louis, MO 63146-3318.
Subscriptions may begin at any time
. To enter a subscription to AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control, call 800-654-2452 or 407-345-4000; fax 407-363-9661; or e-mail [email protected]
Remittances made by check, draft, post office, or express money order should be in US funds, drawn through a US bank, made payable to this Journal, and sent to Elsevier Inc., Subscription Customer Service, 6277 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32887, USA.
2004 US subscription rates: individual, $103.00; institution, $298.00; student and resident, $52.00; single issue, $41.00. Outside of the US and possessions: individual, $124.00; institution, $322.00; student and resident, $62.00. Canadian customers, please add 7% GST to international prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Subscription rates include supplements and full-text online access. To receive student/resident rate, orders must be accompanied by name of affiliated institution, date of term, and the signature of program/residency coordinator on institution letterhead. Orders will be billed at individual rate until proof of status is received.
Single-copy prices will be charged on missing issues older than 3 months (6 months international) from mail date. Back issues generally are available for the previous 5 years.
Indexed or Abstracted in Index Medicus, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, International Nursing Index, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, and MEDLINE.
For queries about author reprints, e-mail [email protected]
To order 100 or more reprints for educational, commercial, or promotional use, contact the Commercial Reprints Department, Elsevier Inc., 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1710. Fax 212-462-1935; e-mail [email protected]
Reprints of single articles available online may be obtained by purchasing Pay-Per-View access for $30 per article on the journal Web site, www.mosby.com/ajic
Available electronically online from Ovid Technologies Inc, 333 7th Ave., New York, NY 10001; telephone 800-950-2035.
© 2004 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. This journal and the individual contributions contained in it are protected under copyright by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, and the following terms and conditions apply to their use:
Photocopying. Single photocopies of single articles may be made for personal use as allowed by national copyright laws. Permission of the Publisher and payment of a fee is required for all other photocopying, including multiple or systematic copying, copying for advertising or promotional purposes, resale, and all forms of document delivery. Special rates are available for educational institutions that wish to make photocopies for non-profit educational classroom use.
In the USA, users may clear permissions and make payments through the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, USA; phone: (+1) (978) 750-8400, fax: (+1) (978) 750-4744, and in the UK through the Copyright Licensing Agency Rapid Clearance Service (CLARCS), 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0LP, UK; phone: (+44) 20 7631 5555; fax: (+44) 20 7631 5500. Other countries may have a local reprographic rights agency for payments.
Derivative Works. Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution.
Permission of the Publisher is required for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations.
Electronic Storage or Usage. Permission of the Publisher is required to store or use electronically any material contained in this journal, including any article or part of an article.
produced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the Publisher.
Address permissions requests to: Elsevier Rights Department, at the fax and e-mail addresses noted above.
Notice. No responsibility is assumed by the Publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, in particular, independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made.
Although all advertising material is expected to conform to ethical (medical) standards, inclusion in this publication does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of such product or of the claims made of it by its manufacturer.