Special Issue "Bee Products as a Source of Natural Antioxidants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 62900
Interests: beekeeping technology, which includes honeybee ecology, honeybee health, quality of bee products and organic beekeeping; chemistry of natural products; biomaterials
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Honeybees are recognized worldwide for their contributions to preserving the ecosystem due to their ability to pollinate, but mostly for their talent at producing honey, a naturally sweet product that has been extensively investigated due to its nutraceutical properties. The ability of these insects to gather particular substances from nature and transform it them into special products is highly sophisticated. The pollen grains collected from flowers are transformed into beebread, a rich source of proteins and amino acids with tremendous bioactive potential. The resins that gather on plants become propolis, a selective blend of phenolic substance with unrevealed applications in the food and pharmaceutical industry and in human and veterinary medicine. Bee products include royal jelly, beeswax, and apitoxin, which have extensive uses and applications.
We invite you to submit your latest research findings or reviews to this Special Issue, which will bring together current research concerning the bioactivity of bee products. We welcome submissions on the assessment of antioxidants in bee products; on their bioactivity towards potential applications in cosmetics, food, or the pharmaceutical industry; and on their applicaions in human and veterinary medicine. Papers on analytical methods and new technical approaches to understanding the role of antioxidants in bee products are also welcome. Studies on the development of new products from honeybees and other bees, based on the presence of antioxidants, will be highly appreciate. We believe that this Special Issue, “Bee Products as a Source of Natural Antioxidants”, will highlight the most recent advances on all aspects of antioxidants in bee products.
Prof. Miguel Vilas-Boas
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Antioxidants 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 2900 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.
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