Special Issue "Seaweeds and Their Biological Actions"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: bioactive compounds; macroalgae; vegetal biomass; environmentally-friendly extraction technologies; membranes; waste valorisation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Foods: Bioactive Seaweeds for Food Applications
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Phenolics: Extraction and Purification, Identification, Characterization and Applications
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Nutra-Cosmeceuticals from Algae for Health and Wellness
Interests: seaweed; cultivation; bioactives; health promotion
Seaweeds are only partly explored, but their great diversity and complexity of metabolites, induced by the extreme environmental conditions, offer a unique and exclusive source of renewable bioactives.
Fractions, extracts, and purified compounds from marine macroalgae present high potential as preventing and therapeutic agents against several diseases, for their anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anticoagulant properties, and for their immunomodulatory and neuroprotective capacities.
This Special Issue is aimed at presenting the updated information on the well-documented major biological actions relevant for medical and pharmaceutical applications that the compounds isolated from seaweed can offer.
As Guest Editors, we invite scientists to submit their latest research findings in this area, in relation to the biological activities, mechanisms of action and the formulation of novel products
Prof. Herminia Dominguez
Dr. Stefan Kraan
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 papers will be 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. Marine Drugs 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 2000 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.