Special Issue "COVID-19 and Marine Resources"

A special issue of COVID (ISSN 2673-8112).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 644

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2. Center for Climate Change Research, Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: marine collagen; marine chitin; chitosan; marine proteins; marine polysaccharides; drug discovery; biomineralization; biomaterials; marine invertebrates; corals; marine algae; marine fish proteomics; marine biotechnology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently experiencing the unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, and researchers from all around the world are working hard to understand this disease and its remedy. The full control of the impact of COVID-19 cannot rely solely on vaccines; therefore, effectual therapeutics are required, which could be used to fight related infections in the future more effectively. However, obtaining suitable resources for the pharmaceutical industries from land animal sources is complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Hence, marine sources are being researched and are found to be the most convenient and safest sources for obtaining useful components against different viruses, including coronaviruses. Another reason for favouring marine sources is the concern regarding the adverse inflammatory and immunologic responses and prevalence of various diseases among land animals, which cause health complications. From the current global perspective, the contribution of researchers working on marine natural compounds is very significant. Therefore, researchers in marine science are invited to submit original and advanced research findings regarding marine natural products with a potential efficacy against coronavirus and other related viruses. We welcome research articles, short communications, and comprehensive reviews. Potential topics include but are not limited to: marine components against coronaviruses, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Omicron variant, anti-SARS-COV-2 evaluations, spike proteins, marine proteins, medicinal chemistry, and marine invertebrates.

Dr. Azizur Rahman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. COVID is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • COVID-19
  • coronavirus
  • SARS-COV-2
  • Omicron
  • marine resources
  • marine proteins
  • biominerals
  • marine biotechnology
  • marine biomaterials
  • marine natural products
  • marine sponges
  • biomedical applications
  • marine algae
  • proteomics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop