Marine Drugs — Open Access Journal

Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397; CODEN: MDARE6) 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.  
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, Scopus, MarinLit and other databases. Full-text available in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore (2018 Scopus data): 4.57, which equals rank 14/146 in 'Drug Discovery'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019).
  • 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: 3.772 (2018) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.446 (2018)
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Astaxanthin: A Potential Therapeutic Agent Guest Editor: Graciela Pavon-Djavid
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
3D Cell Culture Based on Marine Resources Guest Editor: Jong-Young Kwak
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Skeletal Biopolymers and Proteins, and Their Biomedical Application Guest Editor: Azizur Rahman
Deadline: 15 July 2020
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Natural Products and Autoimmune Diseases: From Chemistry and Molecular Mechanism to Clinical Efficacy Guest Editor: Sherif T. S. Hassan
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Papers from “Sino–Italian Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products” Collection Editor: Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
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 Editor: Nobuhiro Koyama
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Microalgal Active Biomolecules Collection Editor: Cédric Delattre
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