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Special Issue "Olive Bioactives: From Molecules to Human Health"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Fátima Paiva-Martins

Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
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Phone: +351220402556
Interests: antioxidant activity; antioxidants; polyphenols; phenolic compounds; olive oil; edible oils; bioactive compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Olive oils, and the effect of their bioactive compounds on human health, have been discussed over the last few years, all over the world; however, this interest is likely to continue for years to come. The health benefits of olive oil have been mainly attributed to the presence of its high content of oleic acid and bioactive phytochemicals, including phenolic compounds, tocopherols, carotenoids and sterols. In addition to olive oil, olive leaves and wastes from the olive oil industry have gained increasing interest as sources of natural bioactive compounds with potential pharmaceutical usage, most of them similar to the ones found in olive oil.

Collective evidence suggests that olive oil components produce beneficial effects in neurovascular and cardiovascular systems through their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic, anticancer, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. However, which components, and how do they exert their activities, are not fully known.

Based on your contribution towards the olive oil scientific community we would like to invite you to submit an article for consideration in the upcoming Special Issue of Molecules on “Olive Bioactives: From Molecules to Human Health”, which aims to advance our current knowledge. This Special Issue aims to identify and review the bioactive compounds found in olives and olive oil that have been demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on human health.

Dr. Fátima Paiva-Martins
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 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 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.


  • Olea europaea L.
  • Olives
  • Olive oil
  • Phenolic compounds
  • Antioxidants
  • Health benefits
  • Bioactive compounds

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