Special Issue "New Insights into Antibacterial Compounds: From Synthesis and Discovery to Molecular Mechanisms of Action"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: molecular microbiology; biology and biochemistry of Gram-negative bacteria; bacterial small non-coding regulatory RNAs; mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobials; development of new antimicrobials; vaccine research
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The emergence of bacterial resistance to available antibiotics is a threat to public health and health systems worldwide. This fast increase and spread of resistance to multiple antibiotics among bacteria has not been accompanied with the introduction in the market of novel antibiotics, leading organizations like the World Health Organization to announce a global crisis of antibiotics resistance and the identification of priority pathogens like the ESKAPE group.
This Special issue aims to gather papers describing novel antibiotics, originating form chemical synthesis, repositioning of existent drugs, or from natural sources like plant extracts, herbs and spices. Papers on the description of novel structures, discovery of novel targets and mechanisms of action, as well as on the use of Omics approaches in the field of novel antibiotics discovery and characterization are also welcome.
Prof. Jorge H. Leitão
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. Antibiotics 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.
- novel antibiotics
- antibiotics synthesis
- target identification
- molecular mechanisms of action
- Omics approaches in antibiotics research