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Special Issue "The Antioxidant Capacities of Natural Products"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Susana M. Cardoso

QOPNA &Department of Chemistry, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: natural compounds; terrestrial plants and macroalgae; extraction and identification; bioactivity; antioxidant; new product formulations; functional foods; nutritional value; bioavailability of bioactive compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antioxidant abilities are one of the main pursued bioactive mechanisms, due to their role in the prevention of oxidative-stress events and their related diseases, such as inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, aging related disorders, cancer, among others. This perception, along with general consumers’ acceptance of natural products, make antioxidants from natural origin very attractive to be used as health-promoting agents in a variety of products, including functional foods, supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Contributions for this Special Issue, both in form of original research and review articles, may cover all aspects of antioxidants from natural products, including their extraction by conventional and non-conventional methods; purification and structural characterization of new compounds; in vitro and in vivo biological activities of extracts, isolated compounds or new formulated products; structure-bioactive relations; interaction with other substances in the formulated matrices; bioavailability and innovative delivery systems for antioxidants; safety and stability of new formulated products.

Dr. Susana M. Cardoso
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.


  • natural products
  • antioxidants
  • bioactive effects
  • structure-bioactivity relations
  • new functional products
  • bioavailability
  • delivery systems
  • safety

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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