Metabolites is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of metabolism and metabolomics, published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) / CiteScore - Q2 (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 12.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 4.1 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.5 (2022)
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Topic in Biomedicines, Cancers, Diagnostics, JCM, Metabolites
Biomarker Development and Application Topic Editors: Sheng Cai, Linghui Qian, Su Zeng, Xin Su
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Analytica, Metabolites, Molecules, Separations, Toxins
Counter-Current Chromatography in Natural Products Isolation Topic Editors: Shihua Wu, Zhi Yang, Xinyi Huang
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Analytica, Biomolecules, Metabolites, Molecules, Separations
Advances in Separation Methods for Metabolomics and Lipidomics Topic Editors: Eduardo Sommella, Giulia Mazzoccanti, Emanuela Salviati
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in BioChem, Biomedicines, Biomolecules, IJMS, Metabolites, Molecules
Natural Products in Prevention and Therapy of Metabolic Syndrome Topic Editors: Jianbo Wan, Ligen Lin
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Metabolites
Exploring Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Human Disease Guest Editors: Galina Nikolova, Yanka Karamalakova, Julian Ananiev, Rakesh Sharma, Raj Kumar
Deadline: 10 December 2023
Special Issue in Metabolites
COVIDomics: Metabolomic Views on COVID-19 and Related Diseases Guest Editors: Michele Costanzo, Lucia Santorelli, Armando Cevenini
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Metabolites
Determinants, Mechanisms, and Consequences of Childhood Obesity Guest Editors: Wei Perng, Catherine C. Cohen, Ellen C. Francis
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Metabolites
Natural Secondary Metabolites for Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery of New, Selective and Safe Drug Leads Guest Editors: Fevzi Bardakci, Mohd Adnan, Mitesh Patel
Deadline: 10 January 2024
Topical Collection in Metabolites
Metabolome Mining Collection Editor: Hunter Moseley
Topical Collection in Metabolites
Metabolic Effects of Animal Growth Promoters Collection Editor: Chi Chen
Topical Collection in Metabolites
Feature Papers in Assessing Environmental Health and Function Collection Editor: David J. Beale
Topical Collection in Metabolites
Advances in Metabolomics Collection Editors: Leonardo Tenori, Edoardo Saccenti
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