Open Access
Encyclopedia of COVID-19
ISBN: Pending
Expected Date of Publication: Dec 2021

Towards the end of 2019, a cluster of severe acute respiratory disease cases emerged in the region of Wuhan, China. Chinese scientists rapidly identified the etiological agent as a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus rapidly spread around the world, infecting, disabling, and killing millions of people, placing immense strains on public health infrastructures, and resulting in untold economic damage. The exceptional threat of a deadly and debilitating new disease led to an extraordinary and unprecedented collaborative effort between the world’s research, medical, publishing, and industrial communities.

Starting with the speedy publication of its genomic sequence in January 2020, this has resulted in the publication of thousands of scientific papers describing the origins and evolution of the virus, its structure, biology and variability and epidemiology. The same is true for recording massive investment in the development of existing as well as new testing methodologies, identification of potential therapeutics, improvements in patient management, and, perhaps most astonishingly of all, the multiple approaches to designing novel vaccines in record time. This is complemented by numerous reports detailing the disease’s devastating potential to impose substantial mortality, morbidity and economic burdens on the human population.

The Scholarly Community Encyclopedia is a user generated content knowledge platform ( that was released by MDPI in April 2018, with the aim of providing a comprehensive and reliable record for science development. Encyclopedia is a new international journal affiliated journal to this platform. Its content will be peer-reviewed and published quarterly using the open access model. It will be supplemented with topical books or collections that summarise current knowledge and contemplate future developments about a range of life science and medical themes. 

The first of these books is dedicated to the topic of COVID-19. It aims to provide a single source of reliable, comprehensive, and easily accessible information to chart this unparalleled progress. Contributions can be opinions and critiques, even controversial ones, as long as they are well argued and accompanied by factual evidence. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. As this is the first book in a new venture, authors will be able to publish their articles free-of-charge. For planned entry papers, we invite interested researchers to contact the publishers with titles and short definitions (about 100 words) to fit that brief.

Planned Papers

Title: Face Mask
Authors: Alberto Tuñón-Molina, Ángel Serrano-Aroca

Biomaterials and Bioengineering Lab, Centro de Investigación Traslacional San Alberto Magno, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, c/Guillem de Castro 94, Valencia 46001, Spain

Title: Strategy to prevent COVID-19

Author: Coccia Mario

National Research Council of Italy IRCRES-CNR, Via Real Collegio, n. 30 (Collegio Carlo Alberto) 10024 - Moncalieri (TO), Italy 

Title: Antithrombotic drugs and COVID-19

Author: Pierpaolo Di Micco

Fatebenefratelli Hospital, 80123 Naples, Italy

Title: Air Quality during Covid-19 Lockdown

Author: Gabriele Donzelli

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Food Sciences, Toxicology, and Legal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Avenida Vicente Andres Estellés s/n, Burjassot, 46100 Valencia, Spain

Title: COVID-19 and Brain

Author: Tissa Wijeratne 

Department of Medicine, Melbourne Clinical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia

Title: COVID-19 and University Degree Programs

Author: Kelum A.A. Gamage 1,  Eranda Perera 2

1.James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow,  Glasgow, UK

2. Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Technological Campus,  Padukka, Sri Lanka

Title: COVID-19 and Dentistry

Author: Hugh Devlin 1, Parisa Soltani 2

1. Restorative Dentistry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

2. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Title: SARS-CoV-2 Infection Induced Immunity

Author: Yongjun Sui

National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, United States

Title: COVID Coagulopathy

Author: Morayma Reyes Gil

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, United States

Title: SARS-COV-2 Vaccines Immunological Threats

Author: Hatem Tallima 1,2 , Rashika El Ridi1

1. Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt

2. Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, American University in Cairo, New Cairo 11835, Cairo, Egypt

Title: Covid-19 and Evidenced Disparity

Author: Ayodeji Iyanda 1, Kwadwo Boakye 2, Yongmei Lu 3

1. Department of Geography Texas State University, San Marcos, USA

2. College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

3. Department of Geography Texas State University, San Marcos, USA

Title: Gross Pathology in COVID-19

Author: Bei Zhang, MD, PhD, CLS(ASCP)

Title: Nanotechnology-enabled COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine  

Author: Yu Gao, Kara Yang, Zimei Wu 

Title: Digital Mental Health Challenges from COVID-19

Authors: Luke Balcombe, Diego De Leo

Affiliation: Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Department of Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Title: Lung-on-a-chip and COVID-19 Drug Development

Authors: Argus Sun1, Bao Luu2, Song Li3


1. UCLA Bioengineering, Los Angeles, CA; UC San Diego Healthcare, La Jolla CA

2. Pulmonary Medicine, Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla CA

3. UCLA Bioengineering, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA

Title: COVID-19 and Romantic Relationships

Author: Octav Sorin Candel

Affiliation: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania. 

Title: COVID-19 and Fake News

Authors: Javier Bustos Diaz and Ruben Nicolas I Sans

Affiliation: ESIC Barcelona Campus Universitario, 08017 Barcelona, Spain 

Title: Dental patients perspective on COVID-19

Author list: Salgarello Stefano, Audino Elisabetta, Bertoletti Paolo, Salvadori Matteo, Garo Marilù
Affiliation: University of Brescia, Dental School, Department of Medical and Surgery Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health
Title: Impact of Misinformation and COVID-19

Authors: Marios Argyrides, Marilena Mousoulidou and Elly Anastasiades
Affiliation: Neapolis University Pafos
TITLE: COVID-19 and Secondary Education
Authors: Michailina Siakalli, Marilena Mousoulidou, Andri Christodoulou
Affiliation: Neapolis University Pafos 
Forthcoming Books
Encyclopedia of Fungi
Expected Date:Dec 2021
Encyclopedia of COVID-19
Chief Editor: Stephen Bustin
Expected Date:Dec 2021