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Marine Drugs — Open Access Journal

Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397; CODEN: MDARE6) is the leading open access journal on the research, development, and production of drugs from the sea, including marine natural product chemistry. Marine Drugs is published monthly online by MDPI.  
  • Open Access - free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, Scopus, MarinLit and other databases. Full-text available in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 27 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 11 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2015).

Impact Factor: 3.345 (2015) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.031 (2015)

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Marine Drugs Editorial Office
St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
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19 September 2016
Peer Review Week 2016

Special Issues

Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Synthesis of Antitumor Marine Alkaloids and Related Analogues Guest Editor: Patrizia Diana
Deadline: 30 September 2016
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Structures, Functions and Applications of Marine Lectins Guest Editor: Kanji Hori
Deadline: 16 October 2016
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Selected Papers from the 15th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products Guest Editors: Leticia Costa-Lotufo, Angelo Fontana
Deadline: 30 November 2016
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Neurotoxins Guest Editor: Lucio Costa
Deadline: 15 December 2016

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
TASCMAR Collection Editors: Anne Bialecki, Jamal Ouazzani, Ioannis Trougakos
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Marine Carotenoids Collection Editors: Tatsuya Sugawara, Takashi Maoka
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Bioactive Compounds from Marine Invertebrates Collection Editor: Kirsten Benkendorff
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Bioactive Compounds from Marine Plankton Collection Editor: Georg Pohnert
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