Special Issue "Progress on Marine Natural Products as Lead Compounds"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018
The development of therapeutic lead molecules encompasses many steps in different scientific areas. All converge to make headway to more efficient and available compounds. This Special Issue intends to cover progresses in molecular structures of different scaffolds that include the discovery of new compounds, the production by marine microorganisms cultures of compounds traditionally known from other sources, the knowledge of chemical diversity and bioactivity, together with synthetic approaches to produce active compounds from inactive ones, the study of the beneficial effects of compounds present in crude-drugs focused in preclinical and clinical studies, and the exploration of marine natural products by computational methodologies.
Prof. Dr. Ana Lourenço
Dr. Patrícia Máximo
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 papers will be 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. 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). 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.
- natural products
- natural products analogs
- biological activity
- microbial production
- marine Crude-drugs
- preclinical and clinical studies
- computer aided drug-discovery