Special Issue on Natural Products: Health and Disease

Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2014

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Laboratory of Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Institute of Bioscience (IBS), University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
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    • Laboratory of Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Institute of Bioscience (IBS), University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
    • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
    • Department of Biological Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
    • Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Introduction

    Natural products and their secondary metabolites/derivatives have traditionally been precious as a novel rich source of various preventive and therapeutic mediators for many diseases and illnesses. It represents a rich source of bioactive compounds and are an example of molecular diversity, with well-known potential in drug discovery and development research.

    Until now, natural products have provided the inspiration for most of the active ingredients in medicines: around 80% of medicinal therapeutic inventions were either directly derived from naturally occurring active compounds or were inspired by a natural product, and more recent research findings confirms the continuing importance of natural products for drug discovery scenario. This special issue is intended to discuss the importance of natural products research and its role in modern drug discovery and development for various diseases/disorders.

    We invite the researchers to submit original and review articles in different fields of natural products. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    1. Pharmacological potential of medicinal plants
    2. Phytochemistry
    3. Quantitative analysis of active compounds
    4. Ethnopharmacology/pharmacognosy
    5. Food sciences and Food chemistry
    6. Preclinical and clinical trials/reports on use of natural products for treating various ailments
    7. Safety evaluations of natural products
    8. Comparative investigations on natural products and synthetic drugs

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajbio.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.