Special Issue "Women in Science: Their Contribution in Marine Drugs"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Valeria Costantino
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Montesano 149, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: sustainable exploitation and management of seas; marine natural products, isolation, and stereostructural elucidation of new lead compounds in antimicrobial and anticancer drug discovery; QQ and the QS system in bacteria symbiotic with sponges; cyanobacteria as source of novel lead compounds and toxins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Social scientists christened as the “Matilda Effect” the phenomenon in which women are underrepresented among the most visible STEM scientists. This is because women scientists’ contribution in science is overlooked or misattributed to their male colleagues. With this Special Issue, we wish to highlight women’s contributions to marine drug research and facilitate collaboration opportunities for women scientists. This will be a little step to increase women’s presence in top academic and industrial leadership positions and among award winners.

Moreover, we strongly encourage research integrating sex and gender analysis into study and innovation processes.

We strongly welcome contributions in the field of marine drugs submitted by women corresponding authors or first name authors: this is the only requirement to submit to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Valeria Costantino
Guest Editor

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 2400 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.


  • lead compounds
  • toxins
  • biomolecules
  • sex and gender analyses
  • innovation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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