Long COVID-19 syndrome

The ongoing global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused hundreds of millions of infections. Since the beginning of the pandemic, strong evidence has been collected regarding the persistence, after infection resolution, of disabling neurological symptoms, contributing to the definition of the now called long COVID-19 syndrome. Publishing on this topic is paramount to understand the pathogenic contributors, the possible treatments and the recovery curves. The Journal of Neurology has dedicated an article collection to neurological research in connection to long COVID-19 syndrome. This article collection aims to gather all articles relevant to the neurological sequelae of COVID-19, so that researchers and clinicians can easily access reviews, original articles, short commentaries and case reports on the subject. The article collection will remain open; manuscripts can be submitted freely to the journal and will be added to the collection upon publication. Submissions on long COVID-19 syndrome are subject to the rigorous peer review the journal conducts for all unsolicited manuscripts. Peer review of the manuscripts is steered by Massimo Filippi, one of the Chief Editors of Journal of Neurology. A related collection in the journal features articles on COVID-19.


  • Massimo Filippi

    Massimo Filippi is Full Professor of Neurology at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy; Director Residency School in Neurology; Chair of the Neurology Unit, Neurorehabilitation Unit and Neurophysiology Service and Director of the Neuroimaging Research Unit, Department of Neurology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan. His research focuses on the definition of the mechanisms leading to progressive accumulation of irreversible physical disability and cognitive impairment in various neurological conditions. He is Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurology and responsible for the article collection on Long COVID-19 syndrome.

Articles (6 in this collection)