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Novel Coronavirus - (2019-nCoV)

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30th January 2020

*This release was updated on March 16th 2020*

A novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China, and which has spread to several other countries around the world. As a leading research publisher, Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data.

Below is the link to the resource hub, which is collating research articles from our journals that we have identified as the most recent and relevant to the outbreak, as well as additional commentary on this topic and relevant books. You can search for additional content on, and SpringerLink.

All content listed here is free to access. If you are not able to get access to an article that you believe to be important in both understanding and addressing this emergency, please contact our customer services team. 

Springer Nature encourages early sharing of research submitted to all our journals through preprints, and our In Review preprint service is available for many journals. We strongly urge authors submitting articles related to this emergency to Springer Nature journals to share underlying interim and final research datasets relating to the outbreak as rapidly and widely as possible, including with public health and research communities and the WHO.


Update March 2020

Springer Nature continues to look for ways to help support the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Alongside our resource hub, we are a signatory on the consensus statement, Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we continue to work with global organisations to support the sharing of relevant research and data. This includes supporting the World Health Organisation and the initiative from the White House Office of Science and Technology to make all relevant global research, and data, available in one place via PubMed Central and in formats to allow for full text and data mining, with the relevant rights in place for re-use and secondary analysis. We are confident that our authors will not only be supportive but expect us to take such action in times of crisis.


All resources, collated in response to this outbreak, can be found here. These resources are being continually updated.