ASM Provides Free Access to Coronavirus Research Articles

Jan. 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2020 – The American Society for Microbiology is providing free access to more than 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). The World Health Organization on Thursday, January 30  declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus a global health emergency, an acknowledgement of the risk the virus poses to countries beyond its origin in China and of the need for a more coordinated international response to the outbreak.

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. 

“As we continue to gather information and learn more about this novel coronavirus, it is of the utmost importance that the scientific community shares discoveries in real time and makes relevant research freely available,” said Robin Patel, M.D., President, American Society for Microbiology. “By getting research findings into the hands of scientists around the world as quickly as possible, diagnostic tests and treatment options will become one step closer to reality,” she added.

ASM’s coronavirus resource page provides expert interviews, real time updates, a map of where the outbreak has spread, access to coronavirus experts, along with the latest coronavirus research.


The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

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