Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19

January 27, 2020 - Updated September 7, 2021
3D illustration of Coronavirus (© istock.com/Dr_Microbe)
3D illustration of Coronavirus (© istock.com/Dr_Microbe)

Welcome to Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center. Here you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

All resources are free to access.

See our directory of all Elsevier's COVID-19 resources

For researchers

Under the Research tab, you can access early-stage and peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 from our journals, including The Lancet and Cell Press. We have made more than 63,000 COVID-related Elsevier journal articles and book chapters free to access on ScienceDirect and PubMedCentral.

These articles are also available to download over FTP with rights for full text and data mining, re-use and analyses for as long as needed.

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  • Protocol: sftp (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Username: public
  • Password: beat_corona

You will need to use FTP client software such as Cyberduck or WinSCP to access the FTP server.

Download full text for data mining

We share daily updates to this corpus with the Allen Institute for inclusion in the multi-publisher CORD-19 dataset.

For clinicians

Under the Clinical information tab, you will find evidence-based skill guides and care plans for treatment, safety and patient education, along with emergency prepared resources.

For patients

In the Patient resources section, you can find our 3D4Medical coronavirus video, resources from the CDC and WHO, and information about Elsevier's Patient Access Program for research.


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Introduction

Introduction

Margaret Trexler Hessen, MD, Director, Point of Care, Elsevier

As the highly contagious Delta variant rages on and more children are being affected, prevention continues to be of utmost importance, with a focus is on vaccines and their long-term effectiveness as well as masking. Our Clinical Information section has guidance for clinicians; and our Research, Vaccines & drug discovery, and Public health sections have information and resources for researchers and public health experts.

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Clinical information

In this section, you can find resources from Elsevier Clinical Solutions, including guidance from ClinicalKey, Clinical Skills for Nursing, Interprofessional care plans and Patient Education resources. For more clinical information, please visit:

Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub

Gain access to our latest evidence-based practices and resources for COVID-19, covering topics from symptom management to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness.

Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub for India

Elsevier has created a dedicated COVID-19 Healthcare Hub for clinicians in India.

Vaccine guidelines

You can find more information on vaccines in Elsevier's COVID-19 Healthcare Hub Vaccine Toolkit:

Clinical Overviews on ClinicalKey are easy-to-scan clinically focused medical topic summaries designed to match the clinician workflow. Elsevier's Point-of-Care Editorial team develops them through a process that includes review and revision by a medical editor; peer reviews performed by subject matter experts; a production review to ensure consistency in style, grammar, and punctuation; and a final evaluation by the editor-in-chief.

Podcast series

Elsevier podcast thumbnailIn Elsevier's podcast series for frontline clinicians and providers, experts share their insights into the mode of transmission and pathophysiology of the virus, how medical informatics and telemedicine are used to manage the pandemic, and best practices for emergency nursing crisis preparedness.

Mental and behavioral health

With the fear and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic — and calls for social distancing — many people are experiencing increased stress, anxiety and depression. Our evidence-based patient education resources support professional practice guidelines, presenting information in a way that is easy to understand and actionable. You can find more resources in Elsevier's Mental and Behaviorial Healthcare Hub.

Anxiety resources

Anxiety screening tool

Elsevier has created this anxiety screening tool as part of our COVID-19 resources for patients, clinicians and the public. It's designed for individuals age 13 years and older. For all others, please talk to your healthcare team about you or your child’s questions and concerns.

Anxiety literature

Book chapters and peer-reviewed articles from Elsevier journals

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Depression resources

Depression screening tool

Elsevier has created this depression screening tool as part of our COVID-19 resources for patients, clinicians and the public. It's designed for individuals age 18 years and older. For all others, please talk to your healthcare team about you or your child’s questions and concerns.

Depression literature

Book chapters and peer-reviewed articles from Elsevier journals

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Related stories by Elsevier book authors

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Chinese-language resources

中文资源

Resources from Elsevier's Clinical Solutions team in China

Date Title Published by (CN) Published by (EN) Link
  Virology 病毒学
1月24日 新型冠状病毒国家科技资源服务系统。共享:
1)第一株病毒毒种信息及其电镜照片
2)新型冠状病毒核酸检测引物和探针序列
国家微生物科学数据中心和国家病原微生物资源库 National Microbiological Data Center;
National Pathogen Resource Collection Center
https://nmdc.cn/#/nCoV

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Research

In this section, you can find the following resources:

Related articles freely available on ScienceDirect

Elsevier has made coronavirus-related articles and book chapters freely available for as long as is necessary, commencing in February 2020. This content is freely available on ScienceDirect and PubMedCentral

Additional resources include:

The Lancet Coronavirus Hub

The Lancet's Coronavirus hub page brings together new coronavirus content from The Lancet journals as it is published.

Cell Press Coronavirus Resource Hub

On this Coronavirus Resource Hub, curated by members of the Cell Press editorial team, you'll find  content about the outbreak as it appears in Cell Press journals along with our policies for submitting papers.

1Science Coronavirus Research Repository

1science, acquired by Elsevier in 2018, was created to expand the scope of existing abstracting and analytics databases. It includes quality controlled academic and research documents in all disciplines and languages, from all countries. Its core index, 1findr, currently comprises more than 120 million metadata records, including over 30 million links to free full-text articles selected from about 100,000 referred scholarly journals. The Coronavirus Research Repository is a custom extraction from 1findr comprising articles on COVID-19, MERS, SARS and coronaviruses in general.

Centre d’information sur le nouveau coronavirus

This French version of our Novel Coronavirus Information Center includes regular updates on research in French journals.

Content hubs from other publishers

Elsevier is among various publishers who are making relevant papers freely available. Others include: Springer Nature | Wiley | NEJM | BMJ | American Society for Microbiology | American College of Cardiology| Chongqing VIP Information. Many publishers have also signed the Wellcome Trust Statement committing to share relevant nCoV research and data rapidly and openly.

You can find all these publishers and more on LitCovid — the National Library of Medicine's curated hub of scientific literature about novel coronavirus. It currently provides access to more than 3,200 articles in PubMed and is being updated daily.

Early-stage research: preprints on SSRN

Rapidly evolving healthcare emergencies necessitate the quick dissemination of research. The growing role of preprints, or early-stage research, was acknowledged in the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks as a way of “accelerating the dissemination of scientific findings to support responses to infectious disease outbreaks.SSRN , Elsevier’s platform for the rapid worldwide dissemination of early-stage research, is committed to making authors' coronavirus related research available immediately. Research on SSRN is free to download and upload. It is important to note that these papers have not benefited from the pivotal role of the peer-review process, which validates and improves the quality of final published journal articles.

View coronavirus research on SSRN

Top 10 SSRN downloads of the week*

  1. Real-World Effectiveness of the mRNA-1273 Vaccine Against COVID-19: Interim Results from a Prospective Observational Cohort Study 715
  2. Association Between Statewide Financial Incentive Programs and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates 673
  3. Potential Effects of Social Protests in Colombia on the Transmission of COVID-19 126
  4. Reappraising the Relationship between Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights: A COVID-19 Pandemic Response 84
  5. Total Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Measured 6 Months After Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination in Healthcare Workers 52
  6. Secondary Attack Rates in Primary and Secondary School Bubbles Following a Confirmed Case: Active, Prospective National Surveillance, November to December 2020, England 46
  7. The Determinants of the Low COVID-19 Transmission and Mortality Rates in Africa: A Cross- Country Analysis 42
  8. National Economic and Health Recovery in the Disruptive Pandemic: A Proposal for Indonesia 36
  9. Assessing Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Strategy Programs: A Cross-Country Study Using a Machine Learning Approach 21
  10. The People's Vaccine: Intellectual Property, Access to Essential Medicines, and the Coronavirus COVID-19 16

* Calculated on Friday, September 10, 2021

Infographic: Global research trends

Interactive map: global coronavirus experts

This map represents the most active institutions researching COVID-19 and related coronaviruses. We ran a search in Scopus — a source-neutral abstract and citation database of over 75 million records — for publications related to COVID-19, coronaviruses and related diseases such as SARS and MERS. We then used the resulting ~96,000 publications to identify the currently active researchers and institutions that are working in these areas, the map shows the most prolific global institutions and links to their authors. (Updated: September 8, 2021)

Click on a pin to see more about the institution, the numbers of researchers and their publications that matched our query in Scopus. Then link through to the researcher's profiles in Scopus to learn more about their areas of expertise.

COVID-19 drug therapy

You can find up-to-date information in Elsevier's Community Pharmacy Toolkit including:

Drug information from Elsevier's R&D Solutions

Elsevier's R&D solutions for pharma and life sciences integrate data, analytics and technology to help researchers make data-driven drug discovery and development decisions and streamline literature monitoring for pharmacovigilance. Here, we use those tools to generate information relevant to combating COVID-19:

Pure portal: Discover research collaborators and institutions globally

Use this Pure portal to discover novel coronavirus related research collaborators and institutions around the world. It uses Elsevier’s Natural Language Fingerprinting technology, scientific taxonomies and Scopus profiles and can be used to filter and find associated publications.

Additional information and examples

Gender and COVID-19 Group on Mendeley

This collection of research, studies and other references covers the sex and gender dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The library is a public group, free for anyone in the world to join, access and add. References – articles, preprints, news articles, blog posts, magazine articles, reports, etc – include those compiled by Dr. Rosemary Morgan at Johns Hopkins University and colleagues from the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group, as well as those from other compilations and sources. The library on the Mendeley platform includes >500 references related to Gender and COVID-19, as well as gender and other infectious disease/epidemics, which you can locate and find resources, include direct citations and references within your work, and add additional references & folders directly to the group. We invite the community to continue posting new references as they’re published/become available even if also being added to an existing compilation elsewhere.

Public health

Here, you will find guidance and commentary from experts along with official guidance from major health organizations such as the CDC and WHO. For research on public health and related topics, see our Research section.

Vaccine infographic main image

COVID-19 Data Insights Map by LexisNexis Risk Solutions

By combining their data and analytics with those of other industry stakeholders, LexisNexis Health Care created a COVID-19 dataset and interactive visualization to provide insights on at-risk populations and care capacity risks. View the map

Special issue: Bioaerosol and infectious diseases

This special issue in the Journal of Aerosol Science, from 2018, has articles that are relevant to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pandemic Collection in AJPM

Progress in Disaster Science: COVID-19 Special Collection

Keeping wider disciplinary involvement in mind, the journal Progress in Disaster Science plans to publish special issues as a major learning from the evolving nature of the pandemic. Papers on the following topics related to COVID-19 response are encouraged: public health response, governance and policy analysis, emerging technologies, roles of civil societies and other stakeholders, citizen participation, collateral hazards, business continuity, recovery planning, economic/fiscal implications. Read the special collection

Journal of Aerosol Science: Special section on "Virus Aerosol Science, Sampling, and Control"

The editor, Prof. Chris Hogan, writes: "The Journal of Aerosol Science has long been a resource on understanding viruses in aerosols, methods to sample airborne viruses, and to control and inactivate airborne viruses. In this collection, we highlight numerous studies over the past decade focusing on virus aerosol science. In addition, we invite authors to contribute this virtual collection by submitting to this journal, selecting the option: "SARS-CoV-2 & Virus Aerosols." Read the special section

COVID-19 podcasts and webinars by CIDRAP

Relevant webinars and audio podcasts by subject matter experts compiled by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. Each focuses on a different area of interest. View the list here

More public health resources

Official guidance from various countries:

Argentina | Australia | Canada | Chile | China | Colombia | France | Germany | Mexico | Peru | Singapore | Spain | UK | US

Patient resources

عدوى فيروس كورونا المستجد (patient education in Arabic)

عدوى فيروس كورونا المستجد

Elsevier's Patient Access Program for research

With our Patient Access Program, patients and their caregivers can receive medical or healthcare related research papers by emailing patientaccess@elsevier.com. This email is constantly monitored by our support teams, who aim to provide individual articles at no cost to patients and caregivers within 24 hours. Requesters simply need to include the article title and authors, date published, and/or the DOI or URL if available so we can locate the article as quickly as possible. Learn more

COVID-19 podcasts and webinars

Relevant webinars and audio podcasts by subject matter experts compiled by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. Each focuses on a different area of interest. View the list here

More resources

Usage notice

Since January 2020, Elsevier has created an online resource center with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This Novel Coronavirus Information Center is hosted on Elsevier Connect, the company’s public news and information website.

Elsevier hereby grants permission to make all its COVID-19-related research that is available on the COVID-19 resource center — including this research content — immediately available in PubMed Central and other publicly funded repositories, such as the WHO COVID database with rights for unrestricted research re-use and analyses in any form or by any means with acknowledgement of the original source. These permissions are granted for free by Elsevier for as long as the COVID-19 resource center remains active.