Special Issue "The 20th Anniversary of Pharmaceuticals-Medicinal Fauna: Chemical, Toxicological, and Pharmacological Aspects"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editor

Departamento de Farmacia, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Interests: pharmacology; medicinal plant; ethnobotany; pharmacy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Animals have provided medicine and food to humans for centuries. Animal and human interactions have been documented since pre-historic times. The World Health Organization recognizes the biological resources utilized in traditional medicine as a source for obtaining new drugs for treating diseases affecting populations, especially in developing countries. Many animal species used in folk medicine remain to be scientifically studied. Quality control and chemical standardization of animal-based products should be performed to guarantee their safe use among the general population. This Special Issue will be focused on animals, including vertebrates and invertebrates, used for medicinal purposes in the following topics: (a) ethnozoological and ethnoveterinary studies using quantitative tools, b) chemical characterization of animal extracts, c) conservational studies, d) elucidation and isolation of animal-derived compounds and peptides, e) total synthesis and partial synthesis of animal-derived compounds, f) pharmacology and toxicology of animal extracts and animal-derived compounds, and g) studies of pharmaceutical formulations containing animal-derived products. The journal Pharmaceuticals invites experts to contribute to this Special Issue with reviews and original research articles focusing on the pharmacology, toxicology, analytical chemistry, pharmacy, and ethnozoology of animals with medicinal effects.

Dr. Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro
Guest Editor

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. Pharmaceuticals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2900 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.


  • medicinal fauna
  • ethnozoology
  • pharmacology
  • toxicology
  • total synthesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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