Tackling COVID-19. FUP Journals contribution to the global effort against the pandemic

March 23, 2020

Facing the global challenge of the Covid-19 epidemic we strongly believe that we all have a commitment, each in her/his own environment. And this includes our journals.

The journals published by Firenze University Press are announcing several special calls for the quick production of articles that are relevant to all aspects related to Covid-19 in any field, including biology, chemistry, education, sociology, economics, history, and so forth.

The first scope is to offer a powerful and free tool for advancing research on Covid-19 and for understanding our current time.

Because of the fast running spread of the epidemic with continuous updates and new information, in order to avoid delays and expedite the publication, the contributions will be subjected to a special and rigorous peer-review process and to maximise the accessibility all article processing charges for these submissions are waived.

To ensure that high quality protocols can be achieved as swiftly as possible, several journals will strive to complete the review within 7 days from the submission.

This form of rapid review is unprecedented for Firenze University Press.

After the peer-review process, each contribution will be published online as a Just Accepted article.  The DOI code and descriptive metadata will be immediately available for download and citation. All articles are published open access (CC-BY). The contributions will be promptly shared and promoted.

We do not know whether our societies will come out of the pandemic with a stronger sense of awareness, solidarity and sustainable development.

These special calls are our attempt to contribute and freely disseminate results, ideas, facts that can help others.

We need your help!