Special Issue "Circular Economy: Agri-Food Byproducts as Source of Bioactive Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: natural compounds; polyphenols; plant extracts; functional foods; nutraceuticals; pharmacology; toxicology; antioxidant activity; anti-inflammatory activity; cytoprotective activity; pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies; clinical studies
Interests: natural compounds; polyphenols; plant extracts; pharmacognosy; functional foods; nutraceuticals; pharmacology; toxicology; antioxidant activity; anti-inflammatory activity; cytoprotective activity; clinical studies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
The journal Molecules will jointly be publishing a Special Issue on “Circular Economy: Agri-Food Byproducts as Source of Bioactive Compounds”.The aim is to re-valuate, in the circular economy context, agri-food byproducts, which when not processed further are discarded as waste. The amount of biomass produced is so large that industries have started to evaluate the appropriate re-use of these byproducts, not only to produce animal feed and biofuels but also as raw materials for the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and bio-pesticide industries.Considering this, manuscripts that investigate natural sources of secondary metabolites—such as essential oils (EOs), plant and food extracts obtained from agri-food byproducts such as spent materials (hulls, shells, peels, squeezing residues, seed residues, vegetation waters, etc.) and pruning waste—that offer new research perspectives on the utilization of these waste materials are welcome. Priority will be given to innovative manuscripts with multidisciplinary approaches that will allow the deepening of these themes of increasing interest for the industrial field.
Prof. Dr. Domenico Trombetta
Dr. Antonella Smeriglio
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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.
- Agri-food byproducts
- Plant extracts
- Essential oils
- Bioactive compounds
- Health effects