Background: A new strain of coronavirus causing pneumonia-like symptoms was recently identified in Wuhan, China, marking the beginning of the spread of the virus across the globe. Coronaviruses (CoV), so named for their “crown-like” appearance, are a large family of viruses that spread from animals to humans and include diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Researchers have now confirmed that the virus can spread via human-to-human transmission, though the original source of the virus has not been identified.
ASM is providing free access to nearly 50 research articles published over the last year in ASM’s 16 scholarly journals to support research efforts and communications about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
ASM Journals are also expediting review for submitted papers related to coronavirus, ensuring that the new research is quickly made available to the scientific community.
ASM’s latest press releases include:
- Watching Bat Coronaviruses with Next-Generation Sequencing
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Receptors Show Similarities to SARS-CoV, According to New Analysis
- Sharing Research Data and Findings Relevant to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
ASM issued the following policy statement: