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Special Issue "Marine Bioactive Natural Product Studies in Europe"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Marine natural products as a source of bioactive compounds have attracted increased attention during the past decades, and several large-scale explorations of marine natural products have been launched especially in Europe. The biodiversity in marine resources offers great possibilities for discovering novel bioactive compounds with potential use, for example, in drug discovery for various therapeutic applications. Marine natural products have been particularly important in development of novel anticancer, antimicrobial and analgesic agents. However, the biodiversity and structural complexity of compounds stemming from marine natural products bring along several challenges that needs to be overcome in the process.
This special issue of Marine Drugs aims to assemble a collection of recent studies on marine bioactive natural products carried out in Europe, and to highlight some of the solutions developed by scientists to enhance the discovery of bioactive marine compounds.Dr. Päivi Tammela
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.
- marine natural products
- drug discovery
- natural product chemistry