Marine Drugs

Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397; CODEN: MDARE6) is the leading, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the research, development, and production of biologically and therapeutically active compounds from the sea. Marine Drugs is published monthly online by MDPI. Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society (ANZMBS) is affiliated with Marine Drugs and its members receive a discount on article processing charges. 
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, MEDLINE, PMC, EMBASE, AGRICOLAMarinLit, and many other databases.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 5.1, which equals rank 41/143 in 'Drug Discovery'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 4.073 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.877 (2019)
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Natural Products Modulating the Immune System Guest Editor: Christos Tsatsanis
Deadline: 12 March 2021
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Advanced Mass Spectrometry in the Chemistry and Biology of Bioactive Marine Natural Products Guest Editors: Maria Chiara Monti, Raffaele Riccio
Deadline: 15 March 2021
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Marine Skeletal Biopolymers and Proteins, and Their Biomedical Application Guest Editor: Azizur Rahman
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Fungal Natural Products: An Ongoing Source for New Drug Leads Guest Editor: Zeinab Khalil
Deadline: 20 April 2021
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Ocean4Biotech Collection Editors: Ana Rotter, Susana P Gaudencio, Katja Klun, Marlen I. Vasquez
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
New Approaches to Study Marine Microbiome Collection Editors: Nobuhiro Koyama, Paul D. Boudreau
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Papers from “Sino–Italian Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products” Collection Editor: Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
TASCMAR Collection Editors: Anne Bialecki, Jamal Ouazzani, Ioannis Trougakos
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