Special Issue "Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan"


A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David Harding
Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand
Website: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=473100
E-Mail: D.R.Harding@massey.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 84616
Interests: hydrogels and other biopolymers

Guest Editor
Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa
Frontier Materials Development Laboratories, Kaneka Co., 5-1-1 Torikai-Nishi, Settsu, Osaka 566-0072, Japan
Website: http://publicationslist.org/h.sashiwa
E-Mail: hitoshi_sashiwa@kn.kaneka.co.jp
Phone: +81-72-653-8333
Interests: chemical modification of chitin and chitosan and their biomedical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The now considerable research history on chitin started in the 1970s. Since the 1980s, chitin research has progressed significantly over several stages in both fundamental and industrial fields. However, current overviews in recent publications involving chitin and chitosan research advances appear lacking. With the opening of this Special Issue, Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan in Marine Drugs, we plan to produce a strong, very exciting issue that will encompass breakthroughs in high value, scientific and industrial chitin and chitosan research.

We look forward very much to your input.

Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa,
Prof. Dr. David Harding,
Guest Editors


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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs 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 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs).


  • chitin
  • chitosan
  • chito-oligosaccharide
  • glucosamine
  • N-acetyl-D-glucosamine
  • chemical modification
  • controlled drug delivery
  • hydrogels

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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(8), 4635-4658; doi:10.3390/md12084635
Received: 23 June 2014; in revised form: 23 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 21 August 2014
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Last update: 17 March 2014

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