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Molecules 2014, 19(1), 1375-1377; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules19011375

Editorial
Molecules Best Paper Award 2014
Editor-in-Chief, MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 2nd Floor, Basel CH-4057, Switzerland
Received: 6 December 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 22 January 2014
Molecules instituted some years ago a “Best Paper” award to recognize the most outstanding papers in the area of natural products, medicinal chemistry and molecular diversity published each year in Molecules. We are pleased to announce the third “Molecules Best Paper Award” for 2014. The winners were chosen by the Editor-in-Chief and selected editorial board members from among all the papers published in 2010. Reviews and research papers were evaluated separately. We are pleased to announce that the following five papers have won the Molecules Best Paper Award in 2014:
Article Award:
1st Prize
Marco Felici, Pablo Contreras-Carballada, Jan M. M. Smits, Roeland J. M. Nolte, René M. Williams, Luisa De Cola and Martin C. Feiters
Cationic Heteroleptic Cyclometalated IridiumIII Complexes Containing Phenyl-Triazole and Triazole-Pyridine Clicked Ligands
Molecules 2010, 15(3), 2039–2059; doi:10.3390/molecules15032039
2nd Prize
Ahmad Asadinezhad, Igor Novák, Marián Lehocký, František Bílek, Alenka Vesel, Ita Junkar, Petr Sáha and Anton Popelka
Polysaccharides Coatings on Medical-Grade PVC: A Probe into Surface Characteristics and the Extent of Bacterial Adhesion
Molecules 2010, 15(2), 1007–1027; doi:10.3390/molecules15021007
3nd Prize
Marina Soković, Jasmina Glamočlija, Petar D. Marin, Dejan Brkić and Leo J. L. D. van Griensven
Antibacterial Effects of the Essential Oils of Commonly Consumed Medicinal Herbs Using an In Vitro Model
Molecules 2010, 15(11), 7532–7546; doi:10.3390/molecules15117532
Review Award:
1st Prize
Paul M. O’Neill, Victoria E. Barton and Stephen A. Ward
The Molecular Mechanism of Action of Artemisinin—The Debate Continues
Molecules 2010, 15(3), 1705-1721; doi:10.3390/molecules15031705
2nd Prize
Jin Dai and Russell J. Mumper
Plant Phenolics: Extraction, Analysis and Their Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties
Molecules 2010, 15(10), 7313-7352; doi:10.3390/molecules15107313
The prize awarding committee recognized the article “Cationic Heteroleptic Cyclometalated IridiumIII Complexes Containing Phenyl-Triazole and Triazole-Pyridine Clicked Ligands” as “…a nice experimental studies of luminescent probes…”. The article “Antibacterial Effects of the Essential Oils of Commonly Consumed Medicinal Herbs Using an In Vitro Model” was selected for its “…nice description of the chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from 10 commonly consumed herbs”. The review “The Molecular Mechanism of Action of Artemisinin—The Debate Continues” provided “…a very nice review on a timely topic, as the artemisinins are currently the major class of antimalarial drugs. It nicely summarizes the uncertainty surrounding the topic…” and “…utilizes the advantages of e-publication with photos and other illustrations. This is a well done review of worthwhile topics…”, and finally, the review “Plant Phenolics: Extraction, Analysis and Their Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties” provides “…an updated and comprehensive overview on phenolic extraction, purification, analysis and quantification as well as their antioxidant properties…”.
We believe these five exceptional papers represent valuable contributions to Molecules and the scientific literature. On behalf of the Prize Awarding Committee and the Editorial Board of Molecules, we would like to congratulate these five teams for their excellent work. In recognition for their accomplishment, Dr. Martin C. Feiters, Dr. Marián Lehocký and Dr. Leo J. L. D. van Griensven will receive prizes of 1,000, 800 and 600 CHF, respectively, and the privilege of publishing an additional open access format paper of their choice free of charge in Molecules. Dr. Paul M. O’Neill and Dr. Russell J. Mumper will be awarded the privilege of publishing an additional research paper free of charge in open access format in Molecules.
Prize Awarding Committee
Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Derek J. McPhee
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 2nd Floor, Basel CH-4057, Switzerland
Editorial Board Member, Section ‘Natural Products”
Dr. John A. Beutler
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Bldg 1052 Rm 110 NCI at Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Editorial Board Member, Section ‘Medicinal Chemistry’
Prof. Dr. Jarkko Rautio
School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
Editorial Board Member, Section ‘Organic Synthesis’
Prof. Dr. Osmo E. O. Hormi
Department of Chemistry, University of Oulu, Linnanmaa, P.O.Box 333, FIN-90570 Oulu, Finland
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