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, AGRICOLAMarinLit, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Chemistry, Medicinal) / CiteScore - Q1 (Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, miscellaneous)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 11.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: 5.118 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.951 (2020)
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Carotenoids in Inflammation and Cancer Guest Editors: Elena Talero, Javier Ávila-Román
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications of Marine Carbohydrate-Based Polymers Guest Editors: Cláudia Nunes, Rita Mota
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Microbial Diversity as Source of Bioactive Compounds Guest Editor: Khaled A. Shaaban
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Characterization of Bioactive Components in Edible Algae Ⅱ Guest Editor: Leonel Pereira
Deadline: 12 November 2021
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Ocean4Biotech Collection Editors: Ana Rotter, Susana P Gaudencio, Katja Klun, Marlen I. Vasquez
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
New Approaches to Study Marine Microbiome Collection Editors: Nobuhiro Koyama, Paul D. Boudreau
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Microalgal Active Biomolecules Collection Editor: Cédric Delattre
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Papers from “Sino–Italian Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products” Collection Editor: Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
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