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Special Issue "Medicinal Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Medicinal plants have a long history of use all around the world. Many species have been utilized in traditional medicine against a number of diseases. The knowledge on their induced health benefits has been transmitted over the centuries within human communities, and natural products play a pivotal role as a productive source of drug lead compounds. Currently, a number of drugs of plant origin, used throughout the millennia, are included in modern pharmacotherapy. Nevertheless, medicinal plants still have a hopeful future, as many species have not yet been studied or remain to be more deeply investigated as regards both their chemical constituents and biological properties.
At present, the development of advanced tools for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of phytochemicals, such as high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, has enhanced the rate of bioassay-guided fractionation, significantly improving phytochemical investigation. On the other hand, the empirical data on the biological properties of many plant species have been verified. The potential benefits for human health of different plant raw extracts and their bioactive components, together with their mechanisms of action, have been elucidated as well.
This Special Issue will focus on more recent studies dealing with medicinal plants secondary metabolites and in vitro or in vivo biological properties. To this purpose, original research articles, reviews, and short communications are welcome.
Dr. Mariangela Marrelli
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. Plants 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 1600 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.
- Medicinal plants
- Bioactive compounds