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Special Issue "Essential Oils as Antimicrobial and Anti-infectious Agents II"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Daniela Rigano

Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via D. Montesano, 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
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Interests: natural products; structure elucidation; essential oils; NMR spectroscopy; GC-MS and LC-MS

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decades, infectious diseases have continued to be a major health concern worldwide, causing important epidemiological, financial, and logistical implications. Essential oils (EOs) are considered an important source for new natural antimicrobials, particularly for multidrug-resistant bacteria, pathogenic fungi, viruses, and parasites. EOs may provide an interesting option to replace the use of conventional antimicrobials with a low cost and safe medicinal or could be used in addition to them in order to decrease their potential risk of toxicity. This Special Issue, following the success of the first issue in 2018, aims to attract contributions on all aspects of the chemistry and antimicrobial activity of essential oils. Original research articles and reviews that make substantial advances within this field are invited to contribute to this editorial project.

Prof. Daniela Rigano
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. 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 1800 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.


  • Essential oils
  • Antimicrobials
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungi
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
  • Resistance

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