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Special Issue "Real Time Clinical and Epidemiological Investigations on Novel Coronavirus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: infectious disease epidemiology; mathematical model; transmission dynamics
An epidemic of viral pneumonia, most probably caused by novel coronavirus, has emerged in Wuhan, China, 2020. The causative agent was identified very swiftly during the course of the epidemic, but epidemiological situations have dynamically changed over time: initially, many cases were considered to have been linked to an exposure at a seafood market in Wuhan, but a massive number of cases have started to emerge not only in Wuhan city but across different cities in China and also in other well connected countries.
Many unknown characteristics of this disease remain. What kind of people is mainly affected? How does the clinical spectrum of this disease look like? Are transmissions from human to human taking place in the community and also in households? How long does it take from exposure to illness onset? How transmissible is the disease? When is the infectiousness highest during the course of infection? How severe is the infection, and what kind of people with underlying characteristics are particularly at high risk of death? To respond to the outbreak in a timely manner, it is vital that research responses to the outbreak focusing on abovementioned subjects are published in the public domain in a timely manner. This Special Issue will act as a publication media to attract many clinical and epidemiological studies on this outbreak, ensuring a fast turnaround time for high quality studies.
We particularly welcome articles providing new insights into (i) clinical characteristics of novel coronavirus; (ii) infection and transmission dynamics of the disease; and (iii) evaluation of the impact of interventions including pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical approaches.
We welcome both solicited and unsolicited submissions that will contribute to this goal.
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Nishiura
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 papers will be 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. Journal of Clinical Medicine 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 2000 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.
- Novel coronavirus
- Clinical studies
- Critical care and management
- Natural history
- Asymptomatic cases
- Risk assessment
- Enhanced surveillance