Special Issue "COVID-19"


A special issue of SciMedicine Journal (ISSN: 2704-9833).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 December 2021.

Special Issue Information

Importance & Relevance of Topic

The Coronavirus Disease 2019-20 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused extreme strains on health systems, public health infrastructure, and economies of many countries. This raging pandemic continues to disrupt our lives while the scientific community is rushing to find a cure for COVID-19. In this unparalleled scenario, the world scientific community is called to act. And it is doing it!

SciMedicine Journal team will take this opportunity to connect researchers who work around the world to contain and conquer the global health crisis. The SciMedicine Journal has intended to publish a special issue of the articles related to COVID-19. We welcome all submissions of manuscripts related to any aspect of COVID-19. The topics of this special issue include diagnosis, characterization, pharmacological treatment, and epidemiology of COVID-19.

We also, encourage all COVID-19 related submissions and will provide authors with a fast track yet rigorous reviewing process within one week then accelerate the online publication process of accepted manuscripts as soon as possible. Our aim is to bring together various communities and disciplines on all scales to aid research into this disease.

Aims and Scope

Please submit field reports, case studies, surveillance reports, technologies, apps, protocols and reports on isolation, suppression, treatment protocols, models, policy recommendations, rapid reviews, telework/telemedicine reports, etc. All types of articles are welcome, long and short.

Therefore, manuscripts developed for this Special Issue can include, but not limited to:

• SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, MERS, Epidemiology;

• Evolving status of the 2019‐nCoV and COVID-19;

• Diagnosis and infection monitoring strategies;

• Immunoinformatics‐aided identification of 2019‐nCoV;

• Transmission and replication dynamics of 2019‐nCoV;

• Genomic organization of 2019‐nCoV;

• Simulation of COVID-19, SARS and MERS outbreak events;

• Big data-driven COVID-19 health risk identification;

• Molecular and epidemiological aspects of COVID-19;

• Managing risk of Covid-19 outbreak;

• New gender inequalities in time use during confinement;

• Machine learning, Deep learning and Network science for COVID-19;

• Current clinical trials and vaccine development strategies;

• Impact of quarantine and resilience for COVID-19;

• Pathogenesis and virus-host interactions;

• Community-acquired human coronaviruses;

• Risk assessment for enhanced surveillance;

• Impact of weather conditions on COVID-19 outbreak;

• Economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak;

• Impact of COVID-19 in HE systems and strategies adopted to face education-related issues.


  • Coronavirus Disease
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Case Management


Deadline for Final Draft of Papers

21 December 2021

Reviews and Revisions Period

About 7 days after submission

Notification of Final Decision

About 7 days after revision


After acceptance

Published Papers (2020)

Marcello Andrea Tipaldi, Elena Lucertini, Gianluigi Orgera, Aleksejs Zolovkins, Florindo Lauirno, Edoardo Ronconi, Andrea Pisano, Patrizia Carmela La Salandra, Andrea Laghi, Michele Rossi      PDF  |  1-8

Polyvagal and Global Cytokine Theory of Safety and Threat Covid-19 – Plan B
David Hanscom, David Roger Clawson, Stephen W. Porges, Ray Bunnage, Les Aria, Steve Lederman, James Taylor, C. Sue Carter      PDF  |  9-27
Time to Move from Vertical to Horizontal Approach in our COVID-19 Response in Nigeria
Olayinka Ilesanmi, Aanuoluwapo Afolabi      PDF  |  28-29
A Mathematical Study of a Generalized SEIR Model of COVID-19
Abdelkader Intissar      PDF  |  30-67

A Physicist View of COVID-19 Airborne Infection through Convective Airflow in Indoor Spaces
Luis Alfredo Anchordoqui, Eugene M. Chudnovsky      PDF  |  68-72
COVID-19 Related Challenges and Advice from Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
China I. Parenteau, Stephen Bent, Bushra Hossain, Yingtong Chen, Felicia Widjaja, Michael Breard, Robert L. Hendren          PDF  |   73-82

A Physics Modeling Study of COVID-19 Transport in Air
Luis Alfredo Anchordoqui, James B. Dent, Thomas J. Weiler      PDF  |   83-91

Impact of COVID-19 on Pharmacy Education
Hajar Bouali, Melody Okereke, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III         PDF  |   92-95

Using in-silica Analysis and Reverse Vaccinology Approach for COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Ajay Agarwal       PDF  |   96-105

Oxytocin May be Superior to Gliptins as a Potential Treatment for Diabetic COVID-19 Patients
Phuoc-Tan Diep        PDF  |   106-107

The Possible Molecular Mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease: New Structural Insights from Computational Methods
Alvea Tasneem, Gyan Prakash Rai, Saima Reyaz, Hridoy R. Bairagya     PDF  |   108-126

Published Papers (2021)

Survival Analyses of COVID-19 Patients in a Turkish Cohort: Comparison between Using Time to Death and Time to Release Sirin Cetin, Ayse Ulgen, Pervin Ozlem Balci, Hakan Sivgin, Meryem Cetin, Sevdiye Sivgin, Wentian Li
PDF  |   1-9

Use of Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Vagal Maneuvers as Adjuvant Therapy for COVID-19 Patients Susana Mabel Sendin, Juan Sebastian Yakisich         PDF  |   10-15

A Pilot-study of the use of Nutrition-related Apps and Software in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic Alex Tchuenchieu, Hema Kesa, Gifty Koufie, Eridiong O. Onyenweaku         PDF  |   16-23

Geographical Modules of COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh: Social Response and Action Taken Mohammad Tareq Alam, Md. Ashrafuzzaman, Nazmir Nur Showva, Mansura Ahmed, Faruq Ahmed Jewel, Md. Asadur Rahman         PDF  |   24-35

Preparedness of Healthcare Workers towards Handling COVID-19 Outbreak in the Gambia Joseph W Jatta, Jean Claude Romaric Pingdwindé Ouédraogo, Yusupha Sanyang, Daniel Nebongo, Tahir Ahmed Touray, Dodou Sanyang 
PDF  |   36-42

Rehabilitation Outcomes and Infection Control in the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic Yukimasa Igawa, Takahiro Sugimoto            PDF  |   43-49