The Universidad De La Salle Bajío has been distinguished by its relevant participation and intervention in the solution of high impact social problems, looking to improve the quality of life for the population. In this regard, the publishing of Nova Scientia –the University’s research journal- supports the dissemination and socialization of knowledge, promoting the development of a scientific culture for the benefit of all.

Today, perhaps the greatest problem humanity it is facing it is the pandemic of COVID-19, produced by the worldwide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Throughout over six months since the first case was detected, it has been published a myriad of information on the subject, which has allowed to a better understanding of the challenge we are facing, and advance in the search for effective and long-term solutions of general scope.

Constantly, new research results are being published that contribute to the design of renewed and updated strategies to the detection and understanding of the virus. Work is also being done to the improvement of measures for the care and treatment of infected patients, and strategies are designed to help the safe return to the regular activities of the population. The key is to inform any available information on this matter as soon as possible, without neglecting veracity or scientific rigor

There are several research groups in Mexico that study the subject from different approaches. These groups study the origin, evolution, detection, treatment, and socio-economic impact of the pandemic, including its effects in education. We consider essential, not only the creation of new knowledge around the crisis we are facing, but its publication and availability for the benefit of all the community.

For this reason, and in accordance with the multidisciplinary nature of Nova Scientia journal, we value as necessary the creation of a space to the multidisciplinary scientific contributions related to the COVID-19 matter. Papers that contribute to the understanding of the pandemic and its impact. Therefore, in conformity with its editorial guidelines and policies, Nova Scientia research journal through its Scientific-Editorial Board: 


To the submission of original scientific contributions that provide relevant and pertinent information to contribute to the understanding of the pandemic, in its origins and implications.

The accepted papers will be part of the first especial issue of the Nova Scientia research journal:

“COVID-19: advances in the understanding of its origin, detection, treatment, and socio-economic impact”

               Guest Editors

                             Elder De la Rosa Cruz                      Mónica L. Guzmán                

Universidad De La Salle Bajío, México         Weill Cornell Medicine, USA



Submission Guidelines

1) The dates to consider are the following: June 11th, 2020: Call for papers / July 31st, 2020: deadline for reception of titles and abstracts / October 31st, 2020: deadline for reception of final manuscript / February 15th, 2021: publication of the special issue. Contact:   


2) Original scientific research that provide knowledge to the understanding of the pandemic will be received, specially, regarding its origin, detection, care-treatment, and socio-economic effects.

3) These contributions will be divided in two areas according to their approach:

a)       Biomedical: referred to the study of the virus in its origin, detection, evolution, and treatment.

b)      Socio-economic: focusing on the social and economic impact of the pandemic.

4) All works, without exception, will be subject to an arbitration process; their acceptance or rejection will be determined by the opinions of at least two reviewers and the pertinent review of the guest editors.

4.1) Evaluation: the accepted papers in the pre-evaluation phase will be send to a double-blind arbitration process. All the evaluators will be recognized experts in their respective area. The decision of acceptance or rejection will be based on the opinion of the reviewers, so if there is controversy in the resolutions of the first, a third party will be used. The work of the guest editors will mediate throughout the process.

5) Papers are suggested to be written in English, although, texts in Spanish will be accepted. In both cases, all of them must include a title, an abstract, keywords (10 minimum), tables, figures, or images both in Spanish and English. The abstract, in all cases, should not exceed 300 words.

6) Each submission will be subject to Nova Scientia's editorial guidelines, which can be consulted in this link: Papers must be submitted in the predefined format (Word), available in the Submissions - Author Guidelines section of the website.

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