About Marine Drugs


Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397) publishes reviews, regular research papers and short notes on the research, development and production of drugs from the sea. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible, particularly synthetic procedures and characterization information for bioactive compounds. There is no restriction on the length of the experimental section.


Subject areas include:

  • Marine natural products
  • Medicinal drugs
  • Medicine analysis
  • Marine pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical biology
  • Marine biotechnology or biomedical engineering
  • Molecular biology
  • Enzymatic engineering
  • Marine glycobiology and glycochemistry
  • Clinical trials
  • Biological and biomedical material
  • Marine drug development

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Marine Drugs is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

Alexander Thiesen
Klybeckstrasse 64
CH-4057 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Marine Drugs will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License. MDPI will insert following note at the end of the published text:

© 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).


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