Introduction: the appearance of COVID-19 conditioned the need to investigate this entity, and therefore generated a growing scientific production. Objective: to characterize the scientific production on COVID-19 published in Cuban student scientific journals. Method: a bibliometric study was carried out, in articles about COVID-19 published in Cuban student scientific journals between January 2020 and March 2021. The universe was made up of 364 articles and the sample of 64. Absolute frequency, relative percentage frequency and the Price Index were used. Results: the journals Universidad Médica Pinareña and Revista 16 de Abril published 24,63 % of the articles each. The University of Medical Sciences of Havana generated 29,79 % of the investigations. Universities from countries such as Brazil, Peru and El Salvador contributed 9,45 %. Articles with three signatories (28,98 %) and those referring to Integrated Community Work (25 %) predominated. As typology, letters to the editor predominated (33,33 %). The highest Price index was observed in letters to the editor (0,94). Conclusions: student scientific journals were active in publishing articles on COVID-19, where letters to the editor represented the main vehicle for the dissemination of science. The journals Universidad Médica Pinareña and Revista 16 de Abril concentrated the bulk of scientific production, where the University of Medical Sciences of Havana contributed the largest number of investigations. There was institutional collaboration and the presence of foreign authorship in the published articles.