About this Bibliography

Project Background

This bibliography is compiled and updated by Robin Gardner and Fiona MacDowall using the following journal article databases: Index to Legal Periodicals (EBSCO), AGIS (INFORMIT), Westlaw UK Journals, law articles on the Oxford University Press free COVID-19 Resources, HEIN, Sabinet (South African journals) SSRN and Google Scholar.

The main format of academic research on COVID-19 at present is still working papers and pre-published scholarship. Much of this is on open access on SSRN, which has a dedicated Coronavirus Hub for early stage non-peer reviewed research. For published scholarship, in order to publish scholarship quickly, many scholarly journals have introduced ways to fast-track publication, including a faster peer-review process, and publishing accepted manuscripts and advance online articles. Many journal platforms that are normally only available to subscribers or on a pay per article basis are making COVID-19 literature available on open access - some of this literature is freely available until a specified date. There are also many COVID-19 special issues of journals rapidly emerging.

Links are provided in the bibliography for literature and other resources available on open access.

Please contact Robin Gardner at robin.gardner@hcourt.gov.au if you have any suggestions for additional content.

Project Partners

This bibliography is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne Law School COVID-19 Research Network and AustLII.

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