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Open Chemistry: Topical Issue on Research for Natural Bioactive Products

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Nurhayat Tabanca, USDA ARS, United States
Antonio Evidente, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Alessio Cimmino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy   


Authors are invited to submit their articles as short articles, full research articles and reviews from the selective topics. Manuscripts have to be novelty and must not been published previously or be considered for publication elsewhere. Authors must provide a cover letter including at least three potential reviewers’ names and their e-mail addresses. 


  • Biological and pharmacological activities of natural products
  • Isolation and structure elucidation and spectroscopic properties of biological active compounds
  • Structure-activity relationship and mode of action of natural compounds
  • Biotransformations/tissue culture/fermentation/biotechnology
  • Biosynthesis/chemotaxonomy/chemical ecology/environmental/biodiversity
  • Synthetic drugs derived from natural products



The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openchem/ and submit their contribution using a special track established for this topical issue. All papers will go through the Open Chemistry’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions please contact Coordinating Editors (Nurhayat.Tabanca@ARS.USDA.GOVevidente@unina.italessio.cimmino@unina.it) or Managing Editor (Agnieszka.Topolska@deguyteropen.com).

As an author of Open Chemistry you will benefit from:

  • Open Access;
  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Coordinating Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline for submission is 31st of December, 2017.



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A survey of bacterial, fungal and plant metabolites against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), the vector of yellow and dengue fevers and Zika virus
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