Special Issue "Marine Bioactive Natural Product Studies—A Southern Hemisphere Perspective"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Sylvia Urban
School of Applied Sciences (Applied Chemistry), RMIT University (City Campus), GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=a3to28z2wchp1;STATUS=A?QRY=sylvia%20urban&STYPE=ENTIRE
Phone: +61 3 9925 3376
Fax: +61 3 9925 3747
Interests: marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterisation; NMR spectroscopy; analytical separation methodologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The search for bioactive secondary metabolites from marine organisms has been an active area of research since the 1950s. The distinct biodiversity of the marine environment has afforded a vast array of unique secondary metabolites, many of which possess potent biological activities. This special issue of Marine Drugs will highlight recent bioactive marine natural product studies conducted by southern hemisphere scientists on an array of marine organisms.

Dr. Sylvia Urban
Guest Editor


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).


  • marine natural products
  • bioactivity
  • biodiscovery
  • hyphenated technologies
  • marine algae
  • marine sponges
  • marine acidians
  • other marine invertebrates
  • extraction methodologies

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Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(1), 597-617; doi:10.3390/md13010597
Received: 8 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 January 2015 / Published: 16 January 2015
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(4), 1370-1398; doi:10.3390/md11041370
Received: 14 January 2013 / Revised: 4 March 2013 / Accepted: 8 March 2013 / Published: 23 April 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(3), 848-869; doi:10.3390/md11030848
Received: 19 December 2012 / Revised: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 7 February 2013 / Published: 13 March 2013
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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(8), 1619-1630; doi:10.3390/md10081619
Received: 4 June 2012 / Revised: 25 June 2012 / Accepted: 23 July 2012 / Published: 31 July 2012
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