Special Issues

Pharmaceuticals publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Antimicrobial Peptides and Proteins: A Potential Approach to Treat and Combat Antimicrobial Resistance submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10624 | Submission Open
Keywords: antimicrobial peptides; host defense peptides; cryptides; antimicrobial peptidomimetics; endotoxin neutralization; antibiofilm activity; wound healing; antibiotic resistance; membrane-disrupting peptides; molecular targets of AMPs; medical device contamination
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Nano-Strategies in Fighting Cancer
edited by Ahmad Sohrabi Kashani and
submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1620 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanomedicines; targeted therapy; intracellular diagnosis; cell mechanics; nano-biosensor; nano-bio interaction; mechanobiology; nano-biomechanics; drug delivery; migration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Cardiovascular Diseases: Where Do We Stand with Human-Derived Stem Cells? submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1210 | Submission Open
Keywords: hiPSC; regenerative medicine; personalized medicine; cardiovascular disease
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Anti-obesity and Anti-aging Natural Products submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 279 | Submission Open
Keywords: anti-obesity; anti-aging; natural products; herbal remedies; antioxidants; weight management; aging prevention; phytochemicals; botanical extracts; metabolic health; healthy aging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Drug Design Targeting Phosphodiesterase
edited by Yinuo Wu
submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 126 | Submission Open
Keywords: phosphodiesterase inhibitor; novel target; computer-aided drug design; novel treatment; novel mechanism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Natural Coumarins as Lead Compounds and Their Synthetic Analogues with Biological Activities submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 16632 | Submission Open
Keywords: coumarin; coumarin derivatives; natural products; synthesis; biological activity; drug discovery; drug candidates
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Metformin: Mechanism and Application 2023 submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 15739 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
New Perspectives in Ocular Pharmacology submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 11424 | Submission Open
Keywords: ocular pharmacology; pharmacodynamics; ophthalmology; drug delivery systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Histamine Receptor Ligands in Medicinal Chemistry submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8424 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug discovery; histamine; receptors; biogenic amines; ligands; antagonist/inverse agonist; affinity/potency; intrinsic activity; pharmacological evaluation; pharmacokinetic evaluation; SAR; CNS diseases; anticancer ligands; allergy; neurodegeneration; cognitive functions; multitarget ligands; molecular modeling; in vitro studies; in silico studies; in vivo studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Recent Progress of Nanomedicine and Targeted Drug Delivery for Cancer Treatment 2.0
edited by and
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5607 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer therapy; drug delivery; targeted delivery; nanocarriers; nanoparticles; controlled release; tumor targeting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
20th Anniversary of Pharmaceuticals—Green Techniques for Organic and Organometallic/Coordination Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5545 | Submission Open
Keywords: green chemistry; medicinal chemistry; organometallic synthesis; coordination synthesis; organic synthesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: New Techniques for Characterization of Drugs and Drug Products submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4984 | Submission Open
Keywords: X-ray Micro-CT; atomic force microscopy; hyperspectroscopy; NIR Chemical imaging; Raman chemical imaging; on-line monitoring tools; X-ray powder diffraction; single crystal X-ray diffraction; small and wide angle X-ray diffraction; solid-state NMR
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Structural and Other Proteomics Approaches in Drug Discovery submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4910 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence; bioinformatics; chemoproteomics; computational modelling; drug discovery; mass spectrometry; protein structure; proteomics structural; proteomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Bioactive Compounds and Their Optimized Structural Derivatives of Natural Products
edited by Yanhua Fan and Shuzhen Mu
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3134 | Submission Open
Keywords: natural products; bioactive compounds and their derivatives; isolation and purification; synthesis; structural modification or optimization; biological evaluation; mechanistic investigations; an evaluation of ADMET properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Pharmaceutical Preparations, Challenges in Formulations and Compatibility Studies submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2693 | Submission Open
Keywords: stability; sterility; drug– TPN and drug– drug compatibility; formulation challenges
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Protein-Based Biosensors and Biomaterials for Diagnostic Application and Drug Discovery
edited by Chih Hung Lo, and
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 272 | Submission Open
Keywords: cell-based biosensors; biomaterial-based biosensors; biomedical engineering; high-throughput screening; small molecules; nanomedicine; theranostic applications; polymeric materials; lipid-based materials; self-assembly
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Application of Microfluidics and Biosensors in Pharmaceutical Research submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 262 | Submission Open
Keywords: biosensor; bioassay and bioanalysis; biological engineering; drug formulation and evaluation; drug screening and delivery; diseases diagnostics; droplet/digital microfluidics; microfluidic fabrication; micro-/nanofluidic systems; point-of-care and lab-on-chip
Nanomedicine with Neuroprotective Activity
edited by , Arun Reddy Ravula and Agnieszka Agas
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 238 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanotechnology; drug delivery; CNS diseases; neurodegenerative disorders; Alzheimer’ s disease; Parkinson’ s disease; Huntington’ s disease; cognitive impairments; memory loss; progressive neurodegeneration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Targeted and Bioresponsive Drug Delivery System for Cancer Multidrug Resistance
edited by Golam Kibria
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 201 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer multidrug resistance; bioresponsive materials; targeted drug delivery; bioresponsive DDS; challenges to bioresponsive DDS; future direction of bioresponsive DDS
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Exploring Marine-Derived Natural Products for Developing Drugs with Anticancer Effects
edited by Mei-Chin Lu and
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 184 | Submission Open
Keywords: drug discovery; marine-derived natural products; anticancer compounds; marine organisms; bioactivity; cancer treatment; biodiversity; pharmacological screening; novel therapeutics; natural product; chemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Gut Microbiota Modulation: Probiotics, Postbiotics and other Bioactive Compounds submission deadline 26 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 12162 | Submission Open
Keywords: gut microbiota; bioactive compounds; immune system; nutrition respiratory health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Advancements and Challenges of Intrapleural and Peritoneal Drug Delivery submission deadline 26 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3010 | Submission Open
Keywords: peritoneal and pleural malignancies; intraperitoneal and pleural drug delivery; peritoneal dialyses; peritonitis; pleuritis; hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC); surface applications; colorectal cancer; ovarian cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoid Receptors Type 1 and 2—Novel Insights for Enhancing the Chance of Clinical Success
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7994 | Submission Open
Keywords: endocannabinoid system (ECS); cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1R); cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R); cannabinoids; ligand
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Neuropharmacology of Plant Extracts and Their Active Compounds submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7131 | Submission Open
Keywords: medicinal plant; mental disorder; preclinical; clinical
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Novel Therapeutic Target for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
edited by and Xiaolei Zhang
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 6486 | Submission Open
Keywords: therapeutic targets; hepatocellular carcinoma; immunotherapy; tyrosine kinase inhibitors; microenvironment; drug resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Inflammatory Cytokines as New Therapeutic Targets
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5939 | Submission Open
Keywords: inflammation; inflammatory immune cells; cytokines; autoimmune diseases; infectious diseases; cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Neuroprotective Potential of Natural Products: A Shield against Brain Decay submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5450 | Submission Open
Keywords: neuroprotection; natural products; extract; oxidative stress; degenerative diseases; adjuvant therapies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Rheumatic Diseases: Pathophysiology, Targeted Therapy, Focus on Vascular and Pulmonary Manifestations 2023
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3305 | Submission Open
Keywords: rheumatic diseases; pathophysiology; therapy; pulmonary fibrosis; pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); imaging techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Recent Advances in Psychopharmacology
edited by Roos Van Westrhenen and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2268 | Submission Open
Keywords: psychopharmaca; pharmacogenomics; pharmacogenetics; psychedelics; dementia drugs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Cancer Treatment Toxicities: Molecular Insights and Novel Therapeutic Approaches submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1572 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer treatment toxicities; side effects; pathogenesis; inflammation; pain; animal models; drug target discovery; preclinical and clinical drug research; natural compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Antidepressant Drug
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1424 | Submission Open
Keywords: antidepressant; molecular mechanism of drugs; new targets for depression treatment; depression; MDD; animal models of depression; nutrition in depression; small molecules
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 330 | Submission Open
Keywords: chemokines; chemokine receptors; cancer; inflammatory; cytokines; ligand; signaling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Nanoparticles & Nanoparticles-Based Drug Targeting
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 309 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Pharmacotherapy of Neurodegeneration Disorders
edited by and Maya Georgieva
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 290 | Submission Open
Keywords: neurodegeneration; inflammation; oxidative stress; neuroprotection; new biologically active molecules; heterocycles; synthesis; in silico drug design; pyrrole; MW-assisted synthesis; pharmaceutical chemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Selective Histone Deacetylase Isoforms as Potential Therapeutic Targets
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 240 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Novel Target for Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy
edited by Tanveer Singh
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 180 | Submission Open
Keywords: epilepsy; antiepileptic drugs; status epilepticus; novel therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
The Relationship between Drug Formulation and Drug Administration submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 164 | Submission Open
Keywords: the loading of APIs into semi-solid formulations; how to apply semi-solid formulations or hydrogels; jelly-like preparations for various topical applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Psychopharmacology: Recent Advances
edited by Patricia Di Ciano
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 162 | Submission Open
Keywords: neuroimaging; rat; clinical trial; drugs of abuse; treatments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Therapeutic Effects of Natural Products and Their Clinical Research
edited by David Briskey
submission deadline 5 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2060 | Submission Open
Keywords: therapeutic effects; natural products; clinical research; biochemical response to supplements; inflammation; signalling pathways; absorption; bioavailability; exercise; gastrointestinal health; intestinal permeability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Current Frames on Cardiotoxicology of New and Old Anticancer Drugs
edited by
submission deadline 8 May 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4154 | Submission Open
Keywords: cardio-oncology; anticancer therapies; cardiac dysfunction; hypertension; heart failure; intercellular communication; treatment; prevention; diagnosis; cardiac remodelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Chromatographic and Mass Spectrometry Techniques to Detect Secondary Metabolites from Natural Products of Pharmacological Interest
edited by
submission deadline 10 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1992 | Submission Open
Keywords: GC and GC-MS; HPLC-MS; natural products; secondary metabolites; phytochemicals; medicinal plants; chemical analyses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Therapeutic Target Developments in Pancreatic Cancer
edited by and Bin Lu
submission deadline 12 May 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 6141 | Submission Open
Keywords: therapeutic targets; pancreatic biology; drug resistance; tumor microenvironment; cancer metabolism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
From the Simple to the Complex in the Treatment of Chronic Inflammation: Supramolecular Devices Based on Cyclodextrins and Natural/Synthetic Polymer Derivatives
edited by and Ana María Méndez-Torres
submission deadline 12 May 2024 | Viewed by 271 | Submission Open
Keywords: cyclodextrin; supramolecular devices; synthetic and natural polymers; chronic inflammation; nanoparticles and drug carriers
Exploring Natural Products as Modulators of Oxidative Stress in Health and Disease submission deadline 15 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 459 | Submission Open
Keywords: plant-based herbal extracts; waste; natural substances; medicinal plants; food supplements; liver; cancer; noncommunicable diseases; chemoprevention; molecular mechanisms; adverse reactions; safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Therapeutic Potential of Vitamin D in Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders
edited by Ana Lúcia Severo Rodrigues
submission deadline 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 127 | Submission Open
Keywords: antidepressant; anxiety; cholecalcipherol; depression; major depressive disorder; vitamin D
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Anticancer Compounds in Medicinal Plants — In Honour of the 20th Anniversary of Pharmaceuticals submission deadline 17 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2288 | Submission Open
Keywords: natural products; phytochemicals; cancer; secondary metabolites; medicinal plants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Plant- , Microbial- and Marine-Derived Natural Product Research in Drug Discovery: Strengths and Perspectives submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 23501 | Submission Open
Keywords: natural products; plant-derived compounds; marine-derived compounds; microbial-derived compounds; in vitro and in vivo biological activity; anti-biofilm activity; biosynthesis; drug discovery; medicinal and technological applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Multidrug Resistance in Bacteria and New Therapeutic Options submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 17916 | Submission Open
Keywords: multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR); carbapenem-resistant enterobacterales (CREs); carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA); carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB); ceftolozan/tazobactam (CTA) ceftazidime/avibactam (CZA); imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam (IMR); cefiderocol
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences: In Honor of Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde (JJ) submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 12819 | Submission Open
Keywords: medicinal chemistry; biopharmaceuticals; natural products; radiopharmaceutical sciences; pharmacology and pharmaceutical technology
Carbohydrate-Based Drugs 2023 submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5591 | Submission Open
Keywords: carbohydrates; carbohydrate hybrids; nanosystems; carbohydrate-based polymers; prodrugs; anti-inflammatory activity; antimicrobial activity; anticancer activity; pharmacokinetics profile; drug targeting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
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