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Special Issue "Psychoactive Natural Products"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wayne W. Harding

Department of Chemistry, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA

Special Issue Information

Psychoactive substances alter ones mental state, leading to changes in perception, mood, behavior, or conciousness. Psychoactive compounds have been identified from several natural sources, and these psychoactive natural products have found uses as probes for central nervous system (CNS) receptors and as leads for drug discovery. Furthermore, pharmacological studies on psychoactive natural products and their natural sources have enlightened the fundamental mechanistic underpinnings mediating the exhibited psychoactivity. This Special Issue aims to review recent examples on the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis and pharmacological assessments on psychoactive natural products.

Prof. Dr. Wayne W. Harding
Guest Editor

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. Molecules 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.


  • Psychoactive
  • Natural product
  • Central Nervous System
  • Hallucinogen
  • Anxiolytic
  • Stimulant
  • Depressant
  • Empathogen

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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