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Special Issue: Mathematical models of the spread and consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemics. Effects on health, society, industry, economics and technology.

The Journal of Mathematics in Industry is a high-quality open-access journal that brings together research on developments in mathematics for industrial applications, where industry is understood as any activity of economic and/or social value.

In the disruptive period we are living in, in the middle of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemics, scientists, and in particular mathematicians and statisticians, are investing an unprecedented effort to forecast the course of the pandemic and to suggest measures to mitigate its unfortunate effects.

We are conscious that this pandemic will very likely deeply affect our societies, production, health management, and many other aspects of human life. That is why there is an urgency to provide scientifically reliable studies of the many aspects of the problem to policy makers.

This special issue will be devoted to articles that propose data-driven mathematical and statistical models of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and/or of its foreseeable consequences on public health, society, industry, economics and technology. 

The editors of this special issue and the scientists of the ECMI Consortium will guarantee a fast and fair peer-to-peer review procedure, in order to provide society with a timely and reliable injection of scientific insights.

Topics of interest: 

  • Scenarios of containment and mitigation
  • Socio-economic costs of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
  • Spatio-temporal spread of SARS-CoV-2
  • Estimating the unreported number of virus cases
  • Bats-Hosts-Reservoir-People (BHRP) virus transmission

Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2020

Manuscripts can be submitted immediately via the journal's submission portal, and will be processed as they arrive. They can be accepted and published online ‘as and when they are ready’. The Special Issue will be published in Nov-Dec 2020. LaTeX submissions are preferred. Submissions guidelines are available here.

APC Fees: Given the importance of the subject, the APCs of all the articles accepted for this special issue will be waived. Interested authors are kindly asked to contact one of the guest editors of the special issue before the submission, in order to know the procedure to apply for the waive of the APCs. 

Guest editors:

  • Alessandra Micheletti, Università degli Studi di Milano,
  • Adérito Araújo, University of Coimbra,
  • Neil Budko, Technical University of Delft,
  • Ana Carpio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,
  • Matthias Ehrhardt, Bergische Universität Wuppertal,

For further details please see the announcement and call for papers on the ECMI website here and here.