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Special Issue "Saponins"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. David Popovich

Massey University, Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Interests: phytochemicals; traditional plant based medicine; ginseng; soy; bioactive plants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Saponins are a diverse group of molecules that are present in a wide variety of plants, some of which are used in traditional medicines. This Special Issue aims to attract contributions on all aspects of the chemistry and bioactivity (cells, antimicrobial, and antiviral) of saponin containing food and traditional medicines.

Dr. David Popovich
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.


  • Triterpenoids
  • Ginseng
  • Soy
  • Traditional medicine
  • Bioactivity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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