Bentham Science is happy to announce an important new journal, Coronaviruses. It will focus specifically on the latest research on the various coronavirus strains, recent COVID-19 outbreak, and the emerging methods employed to treat coronavirus infections and prevent future outbreaks.

During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to support the scientists working around the clock to understand, treat, and prevent coronavirus outbreaks. Every day, new discoveries are made in different corners of the world. Virologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists, immunologists, doctors, and many other scientists and medical professionals are still learning about this virus. They are trying to determine just how the coronavirus spreads, how it mutates between different hosts, and what symptoms it causes. These scientists are also working to discover effective treatments and to potentially develop a vaccine that could help prevent a future outbreak.

Bentham Science knows that having access to cutting-edge, up-to-date information on coronavirus is essential to people around the world. Scientific research is informing government policies and responses to the outbreak around the world, and it is important to make those decisions with the most accurate information available. With that in mind, every article in the first issue of the journal will be published as open access, meaning it will be free to download for the first three months after its publication.

Coronaviruses will publish original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews, and guest-edited thematic issues on all aspects of coronaviruses, including (but not limited to) their origins, types, transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiological, demographic, clinical, and genomic characteristics. The journal will also cover case reports and studies on outbreak of coronaviruses, their symptoms, related diseases, prevention, treatment regimens, and development of new drugs.

We are proud to name Dr. Di Liu as the Editor-in-Chief of the new Coronaviruses journal. Dr. Di Liu is a Principal Investigator at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a world-renowned institution on virus research doing work at the heart of the current outbreak. His research focuses are microbial genomic and meta-genomic analyses and bioinformatics analyses on pathogenic microbes.

The Honorary Editors of the journal are Dr. Ferid Murad, a Nobel prize winning physician and pharmacologist, and Professor Atta-Ur-Rahman, FRS, an award-winning chemist from Karachi University.

This new journal will be essential reading for virologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists, healthcare workers, and scientists of all kinds interested in the latest information about coronaviridae.

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