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Special Issue "Natural Products from Medicinal Plants"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 14439
Special Issue Editor
Interests: natural product chemistry; bioactive natural products; new drug R&D; translation research; cosmetic and functional food R&D; Chinese herbal medicine biotechnology
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue wishes to provide an intellectual platform for scientists to publish review, original research, short communication, etc., covering the topics of bioactive natural products (NPs), biological activities, and analytical methodologies in relation to medicinal plants, as well as related disciplines of topical interest to public health.
Natural products isolated from various sources, especially derived from plants, have long been used in the treatment of human ailments. The approach to new drugs through natural products has proven to be the single most successful strategy for the discovery of new drugs. NPs have long been considered a crucial source of drugs and are still considered a beneficial starting point in modern drug discovery. NPs and their derivatives have made a crucial contribution to pharmacotherapy in many human diseases. NPs are characterized by structural complexity along with skeleton diversity, and because of this, NPs continue to be an important source of leads for new drugs.
This Special Issue of Molecules aims to provide an extensive look at the natural products in lead compound and drug discovery and will focus on the isolation and structure elucidation of new natural products, the mechanism of action, and bioactive compounds with a clinical potential. This Special Issue invites researchers to contribute reviews and original research reports of their recent work on preparing and identifying phytochemicals and their physiological mechanisms in health benefits.
Prof. Dr. Jih-Jung Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 2300 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 products
- medicinal plants
- drug discovery
- bioactive constituent
- biological activity
- analytical methodology
- sample preparation method
- healthy food
- drug and herbal medicine
- mechanism of action