Marine Drugs

Marine Drugs is the leading, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the research, development, and production of biologically and therapeutically active compounds from the sea. Marine Drugs is published monthly online by MDPI. Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society (ANZMBS) is affiliated with Marine Drugs and its members receive a discount on article processing charges. 
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, MEDLINE, PMC, Embase, PubAgMarinLit, AGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Pharmacology & Pharmacy) / CiteScore - Q1 (Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous))
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 1.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 5.4 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.5 (2022)
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Topic in Biology, JMSE, Marine Drugs, Microbiology Research
Marine Microbiology: Resources, Ecology, and Biogeochemistry Topic Editors: Hongyue Dang, Wanpeng Wang, Dongdong Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Topic in Antibiotics, IJMS, Magnetochemistry, Marine Drugs, Molecules
Emerging Aspects in Drug Discovery Topic Editors: Morkos Henen, Quentin Vicens, Beat Rolf Vögeli
Deadline: 1 December 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, CIMB, IJMS, Marine Drugs, Molecules, Plants
Safety and Toxicological Risks of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products: Mechanistic Insights Topic Editors: Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Esra Küpeli Akkol
Deadline: 15 April 2024
Topic in Molecules, Pharmaceutics, Antibiotics, Microorganisms, Biomolecules, Marine Drugs, Polymers, IJMS
Antimicrobial Agents and Nanomaterials Topic Editors: Sandra Pinto, Vasco D. B. Bonifácio
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Metabolic and Neurologic Diseases and Marine Natural Products Guest Editors: Carmen María Claro-Cala, Maria C. Millan-Linares
Deadline: 18 October 2023
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Enzyme Inhibitors from Marine Resources Guest Editors: Francesc Xavier Avilés, Isel Pascual
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Honoring Prof. Dr. Valentin A. Stonik for His Outstanding Contribution to Marine Natural Product Chemistry on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday Guest Editors: Vladimir I. Kalinin, Pavel S. Dmitrenok, Natalia V. Ivanchina
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
A Theme Issue Honoring Professor Peter Proksch's 70th Birthday: Bioactive Compounds from the Ocean Guest Editors: Bin-Gui Wang, Haofu Dai
Deadline: 6 December 2023
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Ocean4Biotech Collection Editors: Ana Rotter, Susana P. Gaudencio, Katja Klun, Marlen I. Vasquez
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Microalgal Active Biomolecules Collection Editor: Cédric Delattre
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Marine Polysaccharides Collection Editor: Paola Laurienzo
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Marine Compounds and Cancer Collection Editors: Friedemann Honecker, Sergey A. Dyshlovoy
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