Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Highlights

Find free access to the latest COVID-19 research papers and articles

Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to COVID-19 enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data.

The need for continued access to research and learning has never been more important. We recognise our role in this and we continue to work with global organisations, such as the World Health Organisation and the initiative from the White House Office of Science and Technology to make all relevant global research, and data, immediately available. We also continue to work directly with teachers, lecturers, librarians, students and institutions to support their work. See more from our CEO, Frank Vrancken Peeters on our response to the pandemic.

Across the pandemic* we:

  • Enabled free access to over 70,000 articles, book chapters, reference works and protocols on our platforms 
  • Published over 67,000 new COVID-19 articles and supported all researchers in making their underlying experimental data sets available for free and re-use 
  • Made available, via Research Square, over 10,000 COVID-19 preprint articles

Below, you will find links to key resources, free content and updated information related to COVID-19, alongside key policies and information in supporting remote access and working. Please contact our Customer Services Team if you require further support.

*counted as 2019-2021 

Access COVID-19 Research Papers & Articles Across Journals, Books & More

We have made over 19,000 pieces of research from our journals and books available for free and will continue to do so as new relevant research is published. Highlighted links can be found below, and content can also be found through keyword search on our imprint pages. If you find you are unable to access an article that you believe to be important in both understanding and addressing this emergency, please contact our customer services team.

Access more COVID-19 research on our platforms


A pioneer of open access, BMC’s journals include broad scope titles such as BMC Public Health and Virology Journal, and more specialist journals such as Globalization and Health and Conflict and Health. This collection draws together coronavirus research from across BMC.

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To support research to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, Nature Research have opened a collection covering the biology of coronavirus infection, its detection, treatment and evolution, research into the epidemiology of emerging viral diseases, and coverage of current events.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Springer have made corona-related research free to access. This content spans across our journals, books, protocols, conference papers, and other content types.

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