Corona Virus Research News and Education


1science has created the Coronavirus Research Hub    

American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Science Journals    

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Science family of journals are applying formidable resources to keep the scientific community and the public well informed on the coronavirus pandemic. Science, published by AAAS, has shared research findings and made data swiftly available over recent weeks to spur scientific advances, outline public health opportunities to slow the spread of COVID-19, and help protect the wellbeing of people across the globe.  The journal has accelerated its publishing practices governing the release of research papers on coronavirus and urged scientists to post their submitted studies on preprint sites, all the while preserving the peer-review process to ensure the validity of the research published in the journals.    

American Chemical Society

As a leading scientific society and publisher of scientific research and information, ACS is committed to helping combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. Browse ACS’s resources and initiativesand share them with colleagues, friends and family.    

American College of Physicians/Annals of Internal Medicine    

The American College of Physicians is making the information and its collected national resources to support physicians as they respond to the SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 pandemic. Use the link to the website in Column D.  Use the menu to jump to specific sections, or read through for a comprehensive overview of care.

American Mathematical Society    

The American Mathematical Society is making four AMS publications freely available for classroom use or research.     

American Medical Association     

JAMA and related AMA journals related information is now open access 

American Physical Society    

APS is committed to doing its part to slow the spread of the coronavirus, while continuing to serve our members, customers, and broader community, as well as ensuring the health and safety of our employees. Therefore, APS staff are currently at home, performing their regular work in support of APS’s mission. Please be assured that we will continue to do all that we can in support of you and the physics enterprise.    

American Psychiatric Association    

With COVID-19 evolving rapidly across the world, APA’s Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters and the APA’s Council on International Psychiatry compiled the following list of resources for psychiatrists. The resources cover not only the physical impact of the coronavirus, but on its potential mental health and psychosocial issues and responses. The resources also include a section on telepsychiatry, to prepare for the possibility of isolation and/or quarantine.    

American Psychological Association    

APA’s Science Directorate answers questions being received during the COVID-19 outbreak and offers resources to help psychological scientists and students deal with the impact of the coronavirus on their research and academic work.   

American Society for Microbiology 

Stay up to date on the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic. Get the facts from a coronavirus expert, download tips to stay healthy and reduce transmission and learn what ASM is doing to help.    

Annual Reviews    

Annual Reviews is temporarily removing access control to content on Monday, March 13-April 30, 2020    

ASTM International    

ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment - including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers - to support manufacturers, test labs, health care professionals, and the general public as they respond to the global COVID-19 public health emergency.     


In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and their publishers have made articles related to coronavirus in the following journals available via open access through 2020     


Brill has opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published with Brill, it will be added to their collection.    


CABI offers content for study, research and practice of national, regional and international public health     

Cell Press    

Cell Press is sharing information about SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as 2019-nCoV), the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. On this website in Column D, you’ll find their policies for submitting papers related to COVID-19, as well as content about the outbreak as it appears in Cell Press journals. Cell Press also recommend visiting Elsevier’s information center for more free resources in English and Mandarin on coronavirus.     


Gale has opened up a collection of 9 ebooks on how to transition from physical to online education.    


Online publishing platform for achievements of CNKI project and the most comprehensive gateway of knowledge of China.  Many articles are open during this global pandemic.    


CSIRO is involved in key research in the rapid global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. We aim to pass on as much accurate information as we can, as quickly as possible regarding this research. To do this we have sourced updates and quotes from our experts about their work and the latest developments in the outbreak.    

De Gruyter    

De Gruyter will be opening up a large part of its own print titles and of titles from partnering presses on the De Gruyter platform. This is still a work in progress.        

Directory of Open Access Journals    

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.     

Doody’s Core Titles     

This COVID-19 book list has been assembled by Doody’s editorial team from information available in the Doody’s Review Service™ database. Although access to this database is typically restricted to paid subscribers to Doody’s Review Service, we are making information on these books freely available to the public in the hopes that one or more of them might prove helpful in providing the needed evidence, research, knowledge, or support that frontline workers need to provide the best possible care to their patients.    


EBSCO is making more and more resources freely available and expanding access to EBSCO and partner content. Check back on their website in Column D for a growing collection of content offers, webinars and other resources designed to help library staff provide their students, faculty, researchers and patrons with expanded access to online resources — the e-resources libraries have been making part of their collection development decisions for decades — that are now in critical demand.    

Edward Elgar Publishing    

Edward Elgar Publishing has been developing a library of resources for teaching in the fields they publish and they are offering free access to pertinent content through their Elgaronline digital platform.    


All textbooks on ScienceDirect are now free to access for all institutions subscribing to ScienceDirect. If you login through the University Libraries, you will have access to  the textbooks. Elsevier focuses mainly on health, science, mathematics and law.  Elsevier is making nearly 20,000 related articles free to access on ScienceDirect. These articles are also available to download with rights for full text and data mining, re-use and analyses for as long as needed.   Under the Research tab on the website in Column D, you will find the latest early-stage and peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 from journals including The Lancet and Cell Press.     

Emerald Publishing    

Emerald is making these resources freely available to access. Whilst these materials do not only relate to the current clinical challenges of Novel Coronavirus, they may provide relevant context to how the world reacted to other previous Coronavirus outbreaks (notably SARS) and epidemics.  The scope of research topics range from areas such as legal and ethical lessons from SARS in 2003, to public health approaches to global issues, and impacts of SARS on tourism.    


"The response from the journals that we disseminate with an embargo to our proposal for temporary free access has been very positive. It should be noted that only the last 12 months of publication of these journals normally have restricted access, the archives being offered in open access.

Articles available in temporary free access are marked with a green padlock on our platform. The list of participating journals, which will evolve over the next few days, is available at this address:"    


Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform    

Future Science Group    

Discover the latest updates on the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in the ‘COVID-19 Hub’, powered by Infectious Diseases Hub and our partner journals and eCommunities across the Future Science Group family.    

GeoScience World    

To help support online learning and remote research for the remainder of the semester, the following GSW book publishers have extended public access to all of their ebooks through June 30, 2020.    


Hindawi remains open and committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19.  As well as their commitment to ensuring accepted peer reviewed research is published during this time, we have introduced a fast-track workflow for papers submitted on coronavirus/COVID-19 which are suitable for publication. To this end, we have signed up to the Welcome statement on sharing data and findings related to COVID-19 and fully support the commitments laid out by it.    

International Monetary Fund    

IMF offers a policy tracker which summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as of end-March 2020. The tracker includes 186 economies. More countries will be added soon.     

IOP Publishing    

IOP Publishing acknowledges the devastating impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having around the world and they will do whatever they can to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers and others who are working to address this public health emergency. As part of their response, all relevant published and forthcoming articles in their journals will be made immediately available to PubMed Central (PMC) throughout the duration of the crisis, with rights to enable text and data mining, re-use and secondary analysis.    


Temporary free access of Science Education videos through June 15 for STEM teaching      


Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health. To make them easy to find, Karger has grouped them in a “Coronavirus Topic Article Package”, which can be found on their website in Column D.    

Kluwer Law International    

Kluwer Law International’s primary goal during this time is to be proactive regarding the health and safety of customers and employees. They will remain committed to providing  the same high level of service you have come to expect without interruption.     

Knowledge Unlatched    

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) makes scholarly content freely available to everyone and contributes to the further development of the Open Access (OA) infrastructure.    


COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people all around the world. Financial markets are in flux, travel restrictions are in effect, and many are struggling to find basic household supplies while people are stockpiling for potential quarantine. Our interactive charts provide insight into the way coronavirus is developing across the global media landscape in near real time.     

Macmillan Learning    

MacMillan Learning is pleased to announce we have partnered with VitalSource and RedShelf to provide free access to our academic (not trade) e-Books on both platforms through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and the winter 2020 quarter.    

Mary Ann Liebert    

Liebert has made, and will continue to make, all of their COVID-19 research content available for free.    

McGraw-Hill Education    

McGraw-Hill is providing free access, training and support for McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS digital learning platforms to instructors and students who need to urgently move to an online format for their Spring 2020 courses.     


MDPI is a pioneer in scholarly open access publishing and has supported academic communities since 1996.    

Microbiology Society    

"The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses.

It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools offering all open access content."       

New England Journal of Medicine     

A Collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.    

OAIster (OCLC)    

Approximately 3,500 references to coronaviruses and 62 references referencing COVID-19 specifically, which all are open content and have links to the full text content.    


For the next few months, all content related to the global coronavirus crisis is fully accessible for all users.     

Oxford University Press   

 "Free access to OUP resources on coronavirus and related topics:

With the recent coronavirus situation, Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis."    


Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers,    


Public Library Of Science is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.    

Project MUSE    

Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on their platform. MUSE expects to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers offering free access to content by visiting the website in Column D.  Project MUSE has two open access collections available in the WorldCat knowledge base.  


Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings -    

PubMed Central    

Content metadata is being added to PubMed Central from publishers, CDC and various government agencies.    

Royal Society of Chemistry    

All stories related to the coronavirus pandemic are free to access on the Chemistry World website and can be found here:    


Given the unknown variables surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many businesses across South Africa are having to evaluate their preparedness for the potential impact it may have on their operations, supply chain and employee well-being.      

Sage Publishing    

SAGE believes in the power of the social and behavioral sciences to convert the best medical research into policies, practices, and procedures to improve and even save lives. This collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as top social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences. A full list of these and other related freely available articles is also available.     


Scientific Electronic Library Online is a Program of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for the cooperative publishing of open access journals on the Internet.    

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics    

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines, is freely available to all for one year.   SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science ( continues to be freely available this year during its introductory launch period    

Springer Nature    

"Please check the full-text and open access article links & monitor proxy credential for institutions.

Springer Protocols (2020)

Nature: Keep up with the latest Coronavirus research

BMC: Coronavirus research highlights

SpringerOpen: 2019 Novel Coronavirus of pneumonia in Wuhan, China: emerging attach and management strategies

Taylor & Francis    

Taylor & Francis has published a microsite that aggregates and organises all recently published COVID-19 research in one portal, including all relevant research articles and book chapters. All breaking research relating to COVID-19 is freely accessible in support of global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research into the virus. New research will be added to the microsite as soon as it breaks.     

The British Medical Journal (BMJ)    

This website,  see Column D, collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ’s journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.    

The Metropolitan Opera    

New York’s Metropolitan Opera House will broadcast events as part of its “Live in HD” series. They’ll start at 7:30 p.m. ET and be available on the homepage,, for 20 hours. Next week: “Wagner Week,” with five days of performance of the 19th-century German composer’s work.    

The Royal Society    

The Royal Society journals are making all research findings and data relevant to the covid-19 pandemic immediately open access     

The University of Chicago Press    

The University of Chicago Press has made articles and book reviews about coronaviruses free to read on their site.    

Thieme Publishers    

Thieme Group starts to provide free access to specialist information on the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses. As an international provider of medical information and services, Thieme aims to support physicians worldwide in the fight against the further spread of the virus.    

University of California Press    

In recognition of the impact of coronavirus on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, University of California Press is pleased to make all of our online journals content free to all through June, 2020.    

University of Michigan Press    

University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term. Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of April 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Note they will be free-to-read, not to download, during this time.    


Wiley is also making a collection of journal articles and our book chapters on coronavirus research freely available to the global scientific community. On workdays, newly published articles are made free within 24 hours of publication. Articles published after 14:00 (EST) on Friday will be made free the following Monday.

Wolters Kluwer    

Wolters Kluwer is making their expert solutions available to help their customers, partners, and communities.  Here are  resources being made available:  

World Bank    

World Bank is coordinating with partners to accelerate the international response and support countries to manage the global pandemic.    

World Scientific    

World Scientific is making content information available on their website.