Special Issues

Pharmaceuticals runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Antiradical, Chemopreventive and Antimicrobial Analysis of Bioactive Substances
edited by Grażyna Zgórka
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7414
Keywords: antioxidants; chemopreventive agents; antimicrobials; plant biomolecules; herbal medicinal products; phytochemical analysis; preclinical studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
The Regulation of JAKs in Health and in Disease submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 13264
Keywords: Janus kinase; JAK-STAT; Cytokine; JAK inhibitor; Autoimmune disease; Myeloproliferative neoplasms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Gut Microbiota, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Therapeutic Targets submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 8889
Keywords: intestinal inflammation; inflammatory bowel diseases; microbiota; microbiome; probiotics; fecal transplantation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Polyphenols and their Nanoformulations: Challenges and Opportunities submission deadline 28 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 703
Keywords: polyphenols; oxidative stress; dietary antioxidants; aging; prevention; adverse effects/drug interactions of polyphenols; polyphenols nanoformulations; nanoparticles
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
In Vivo Nuclear Molecular Imaging in Drug Development and Pharmacological Research
edited by
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 5824
Keywords: nuclear molecular imaging; drug development; in vivo application; biomarker; nuclear precision medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Radiopharmaceutical Sciences)
Botanicals: Bioactive Molecules and Therapeutic Properties for Human Health 2021
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 8907
Keywords: Isolation/characterization of plant metabolites; Nutraceuticals and herbal preparations; Biosynthesis of botanicals; Chemical synthesis of botanicals; Biological activity screening of botanicals; Medicinal chemistry evaluation of botanicals; Herbal/traditional medicine; Adverse effects/drug interactions of herbal medicines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Secondary Metabolites of Plants and its Synthetic Derivatives in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1221
Keywords: natural products; synthesis; derivatives; drug discovery; cellular pharmacology; molecular pharmacology; medicinal chemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Novel Target for the Treatment of Itch (Pruritus) and Pruritus-Related Pain of Different Origin
edited by , and Magdalena Kotańska
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 239
Keywords: pain; pruritus; itch; ; drugs; analgesia; antipruritic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
New Developments in High-Throughput Screening
edited by Vytaute Starkuviene and Holger Erfle
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5128
Keywords: high-throughput screening; expression modulation; RNA interference; CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing; chemical screening; arrayed and pooled screening; screening in 3D; microfluidics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Photodynamic Therapy 2022
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1264
Keywords: photodynamic therapy; photosensitizers; nanoparticles; photodiagnosis; targeting; antimicrobial; X-rays excitation; two photon and upconversion; immunomodulation; dosimetry; hypoxia
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Pharmacologic Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 138
Keywords: brain injuries; traumatic; therapeutics; cognition; consciousness; drug; motor recovery; rehabilitation; stroke; psychostimulants; antidepressants; functional deficits; mitochondrial dysfunction; excitotoxicity; dementia; neurorepair; neurodegeneration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Bromodomains: A New Target Class for Drug Development
edited by Jun Qi and Adam David Durbin
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 332
Keywords: epigenetic targets; inhibitor; degrader; transcription factor; drug development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Selected Papers from the 7th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (ECMC2021) submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3493
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Polymorphs, Salts, and Cocrystals in Drug Delivery
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 161
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Heterocyclic Compounds and Their Application in Therapy
edited by and Pascal Marchand
submission deadline 14 Jun 2022 | 24 articles | Viewed by 20296
Keywords: medicinal chemistry; bioactive heterocyclic compounds; chemical space; chemical tools; innovative and sustainable synthetic routes; molecular modelling studies; pharmacological properties; prodrugs: design and development; in vitro and in vivo studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Current Insights on Lipid-Based Nanosystems
edited by , João Nuno Moreira and José Manuel Sousa Lobo
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 12412
Keywords: solid lipid nanoparticles; nanostructured lipid carriers; cationic lipid nanoparticles; liposomes; nanoemulsions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles and Their Pharmaceutical Applications
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 10023
Keywords: bioactive materials; bioactive glasses; nanomaterials; drug carriers; metal nanoparticles; tissue regeneration; biocompatibility; antibacterial materials; antibacterial; therapy; nanoparticle manufacture and processing; pharmaceutical
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Glycomics in Drug Discovery submission deadline 26 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 355
Keywords: glycomics; drug discovery; biomarkers; cancer diagnosis; neurology; technology; genetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Statins Use and Cancer
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 9350
Keywords: Statin therapy; Targeted therapy; Cancer; Cardiovascular diseases; Adjuvant therapy; Cancer prevention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Tumor-Targeting Radioligands for Molecular Imaging and Therapy
edited by Petra Kolenc, and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 605
Keywords: tumor-targeting ligands; receptor targeting; tumor microenvironment; amino acids; peptide-based radiopharmaceuticals; peptidomimetics; molecular imaging; theranostics; translational study
(This special issue belongs to the Section Radiopharmaceutical Sciences)
Systems Biology and Network Pharmacology in Phytotherapy of Stress-Induced Disorders submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2969
Keywords: systems biology; network pharmacology; phytotherapy; stress; medicinal plants; mental and behavioural disorders; fatigue
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Pharmaceuticals and Cosmeceuticals from Plants: Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
edited by Namrita Lall, Marco De Canha, and Anna-Mari Reid
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5379
Keywords: medicinal plants; pharmaceuticals; cosmeceuticals; toxicity; molecular pharmacology; drug interaction; mode of action
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Novel Fluorescent Probes for Drug Discovery and Development
edited by Yu-Shun Yang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 599
Keywords: fluorescent probes; drug design; drug development; novel fluorescent implements; fluorescent imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Novel Antibacterial Agents 2022
edited by and Daniela Barlocco
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5297
Keywords: small molecules; peptides; peptidomimetics; bacterial infections; fungi; virus; parasites; drug design; computational tools; biology assays; resistance mechanisms
Antiviral Compounds in Medicinal Plants
edited by Daniela De Vita
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 11999
Keywords: antiviral agents; viruses; medicinal plants; phytochemicals; natural compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Products)
Novel Approaches for Targeting Metalloproteinases submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 11602
Keywords: metalloproteinases; exosites; inhibitors; enhancers
COVID-19 in Pharmaceuticals submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 55 articles | Viewed by 121094
Keywords: antibodies; antiviral agent; convalescent serum; coronavirus; COVID-19; curative treatment; dietary supplement; immunity; inhibitors; plasma; PCR; prophylactic treatment; protein-based therapy; RNA; SARS-CoV-2; serological test; small molecules; traditional medicine; vaccine; 2019-nCoV
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Applications of Conceptual Density Functional Theory to the Chemistry and Discovery of Bioactive Compounds submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1025
Keywords: bioactive compounds; marine natural products; phytochemicals; biological activity; conceptual density functional theory; global and local reactivity indices; chemical reactivity; electrophilicity; nucleophilicity; regioselectivity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Novel Anti-proliferative Agents
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4187
Keywords: medicinal chemistry; drug discovery; natural compounds; synthetic compounds; organic synthesis; bioactivity; anticancer drugs; antiproliferative activity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Drug Candidates for the Treatment of Immune Disease
edited by Francois Dufrasne
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6400
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Radiolabeled Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Therapy
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 158
Keywords: vectorized internal radiotherapy; brachytherapy; functional imaging; Cerenkov imaging; photodynamic therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Radiopharmaceutical Sciences)
Contrast Agents for Imaging: Past, Present and Future submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 505
Keywords: contrast agent; medical imaging; radiolabeling; paramagnetic; magnetic resonance imaging; positron emission tomography; optical imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
New Horizons in Dermal and Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4169
Keywords: dermal delivery; transdermal delivery; drug delivery systems; microneedles; vesicular systems; nanoparticles; sonophoresis; iontophoresis; permeation enhancers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Biologically Active Peptides Derived from Peptide Hormones as Potential Drugs submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 126
Keywords: peptides; receptors; drugs; signal transduction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Drug-induced Ototoxicity: Mechanisms and Otoprotective Strategies submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1681
Keywords: Ototoxicity; Cochleotoxicity; Vestibulotoxicity; Ototoxins; Aminoglycosides; Cisplatin; Noise; Inflammatory responses; Otoprotective compounds; Blood– labyrinth barrier; Blood– labyrinth barrier permeability; Drug delivery to the inner ear; Drug screening; Drug development; Repurposing drugs; Anti-cancer drugs; Animal models for testing ototoxicity; Sensory cells of the inner ear; Supporting cells of the inner ear
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Advances in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment - Current and Future
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2514
Keywords: molecular targets; immunotherapy; therapeutic strategies; drug delivery; drug discovery; NSCLC
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Therapeutic Strategies and Targets to Improve the Efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 Blockade
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1264
Keywords: PD-1/PD-L1; immune checkpoint; radiotherapy; chemotherapy; targeted therapy; angiogenesis; vaccine; TLR; STING; metabolism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Formulation and Evaluation of Tablets of Different Drugs
edited by María Ángeles Peña Fernández
submission deadline 1 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3087
Keywords: formulation; tablets; release; compression; polymers; drug
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
Multicomponent and Domino Reactions in Drug Discovery submission deadline 1 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 647
Keywords: drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; drug synthesis; multicomponent reactions; domino reactions; bioactivity; SAR studies; hybrid drugs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Antiviral Drugs 2021
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 20523
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Drug Candidates for the Treatment of Tuberculosis 2021
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1040
Keywords: drug candidates; tuberculosis; enzyme inhibitors; medicinal chemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Chitosan Based Novel Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2659
Keywords: chitosan; chitosan derivatives; chitosan grafted copolymers; chitosan-ligand conjugates; chitosan/polyanions polyelectrolyte complexes; formulation development; drug delivery systems; controlled drug release; drug targeting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
New Applications and Developments in Synthetic Peptide Chemistry submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3348
Keywords: Peptides; Amyloid; Alzheimer’ s disease; Parkinson’ s disease; Neuropeptides; Peptide inhibitors; Antiviral peptides; Anti-COVID-19 peptides; Peptide aggregation; Polyamino acids; Synthetic antivirals; Anticancer peptides; Peptide synthesis; Peptoids; PNA; Nucleopeptides; Nucleoamino acids; Peptide supramolecular materials; Peptide– -metal complexes; Peptide characterization; Solid phase peptide synthesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Pd Derivatives in Drug Discovery
edited by , Prasenjit Ghosh and Dorian Polo Cerón
submission deadline 23 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 547
Keywords: coordination and organometallic complexes; catalysis; metal-mediated organic synthesis; cross-coupling reactions; organic transformations; metallodrugs; cancer
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Phosphodiesterases as Drug Targets: Development and Challenges
edited by
submission deadline 29 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 147
Keywords: phosphodiesterase; PDE inhibitors; selective; intracellular; receptors; bronchial asthma; COPD; psoriasis; apoptosis; theophylline; roflumilast
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Non-Natural Amino Acids in Drug Design
edited by
submission deadline 29 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 129
Keywords: non-natural amino acids in pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry; chemical biology of unnatural amino acids; drug design; unusual amino acids; unnatural conformationally restricted amino acids; D-amino acids; non-proteinogenic amino acids; α -Aminophosphonic acids and their derivatives; peptide therapeutics containing non-natural amino acids
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biopharmaceuticals)
Privileged Structures as Leads in Medicinal Chemistry submission deadline 29 Jul 2022 | 20 articles | Viewed by 17758
Keywords: medicinal chemistry; privileged structures; molecular targets; drugs; biological activity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Psychoactive Substances: Pharmacology and Toxicology submission deadline 29 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1355
Keywords: psychopharmacology; toxicology; pharmacology; psychotropics; drug misuse; new psychoactive substances
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Drugs for Diabetes: From Pharmacology to Clinical Application submission deadline 29 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 163
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Delivery Systems of Peptides and Proteins: Challenges, Status Quo and Future Perspectives
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 683
Keywords: proteins; peptides; delivery; oral; nasal; transdermal; ocular; long-acting; formulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Technology)
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