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Archives, publishers, agencies, scientific societies. Covid-19 initiatives

The publishing world has been urged for publications relating to studies and research on coronaviruses and, in particular, on COVID-19, to be made immediately and freely accessible to the scientific community, at least for the duration of the epidemic disease.

Below is a list of archives, publishers’ sites, scientific societies, foundations and agencies, which are making available documents, data and alternative resources.

  • Elsevier - in the new directory links to Elsevier free, in particular, the Novel Coronavirus Information Center with information, resources and guidelines for doctors and patients
  • Emerald - research resources related to the group of coronavirus viruses and epidemics in general
  • Eurosurveillance - a collectiond specific on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • F1000Research - specific gateway that provides a platform for rapid dissemination of the latest research related to coronavirus
  • Google Scholar - on the homepage links to major scientific publishers and their pages dedicated to freely accessible publications on coronaviruses and, in particular, on Covid-19
  • JSTOR - Until 31/12/2020 free access to 26 new "Public Health journals".
  • LitCovid - hub created to track the most updated scientific information collected by the National Libray of Medicine (NLM)
  • Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers - selection of free access articles
  • MedRxiv - archive of preprints on medical and clinical sciences
  • Microbiology Society – free access to the whole collection of articles
  • New England Journal of Medicine - a collection of articles and other resources
  • Oxford University Press - a new free hub with more than 2.500 research articles and chapters of books on coronavirus and related topics
  • ProQuest - a list of links to research databases, government resources, featured articles, and publishers. Besides, the new Coronavirus Research Database and an additional web page with research strategies about Covid-19
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) - free access for one year to the SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modelling, pandemics and vaccines
  • Springer Nature - quick and direct access to the latest available research, tests and data, research articles in journals, as well as additional comments and relevant books
  • STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) - Link to the web pages dedicated to the global epidemic from the following publishers and scientific societies: American Chemical Society, Annals of Internal Medicine, BioWorld, CABI, BMJ, Clarivate, European Respiratory Society, Future Science Group, IntechOpen, Karger, Microbiology Australia, Royal Society of Chemistry, Science (AAAS);
  • Taylor & Francis - research articles, book chapters and other information freely accessible on the Taylor & Francis Online platform
  • The Royal Society - The Royal Society has temporarily removed the paywall to its journals. Here is a video illustrating the collections
  • University of California Press eJournals - Until 30/06/2020 free access to all journals in UC Press CatalogueBeware! Joint access concluded!
  • Wellcome Trust - list of agencies and publishers who agreed to make data and documents available
  • Wiley - free access to research articles, book chapters and relevant items
  • Wolters Kluwer - free access to resources and tools dedicated to researchers and healthcare professionals, with a specific page of the service UpToDate