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Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Natural Products as Sources of New Approved Drugs"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 279

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, 50019 Florence, Italy
Interests: natural products; drug delivery; liposomes; lipid nanocarriers; micro and nanoemulsions; nanoparticles; solubility; stability; bioefficacy; oral, brain and skin delivery; PAMPA test
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Center for Mass Spectrometry (CMS), Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Technische Universität Dortmund, Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, 44221 Dortmund, Germany
Interests: metabolomics; imaging mass spectrometry; natural product chemistry; microbial drug discovery; antimicrobials; plant–microbe interactions; chemical ecology; molecular ecology; endophytes; phytopathogens; biocontrol organisms; biologics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce this Collection titled "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Natural Products as Sources of New Approved Drugs”. This issue will be a collection of papers from researchers invited by the Editorial Board Members.

Natural products are fascinating molecules for drug discovery due to their exciting structural variability and their interactions with various biological targets, which represent the best approach to develop successful medications for many diseases. Due to an increasing demand for chemical diversity in pharmaceutical screening programs, the identification of novel therapeutic drugs from natural sources represents an interesting approach. Indeed, plants are extremely rich sources of bioactive molecules with a multitude of applications in biomedicine, cosmetics, and the food industry.

Contributions to this Special Issue may cover all research related to the extraction, identification, and characterization of bioactive molecules from plants, the evaluation of their biological activities that could potentially contribute to the development of new drugs, and their formulation using classical and innovative delivery systems to increase their bioavailability. 

Original research papers and review articles are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Maria Camilla Bergonzi
Dr. Souvik Kusari
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • natural compounds
  • bioactive molecules
  • pharmacological properties
  • in vitro and in vivo test
  • clinical investigations
  • formulations development

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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