Marine Drugs

Marine Drugs 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, PubAgMarinLit, AGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Pharmacology & Pharmacy) / CiteScore - Q1 (Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous))
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 1.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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: 5.4 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.5 (2022)
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Topic in Applied Biosciences, JMSE, Marine Drugs, Toxins, Molecules
Marine Biotoxins and Bioactive Marine Natural Products Topic Editors: Naomasa Oshiro, Ana Gago-Martínez, Takeshi Tsumuraya, Tsuyoshi Ikehara
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Topic in Molecules, Pharmaceutics, Antibiotics, Microorganisms, Biomolecules, Marine Drugs, Polymers, IJMS
Antimicrobial Agents and Nanomaterials Topic Editors: Sandra Pinto, Vasco D. B. Bonifácio
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Topic in Biomolecules, IJMS, Molecules, Sci. Pharm., Marine Drugs, Plants
Antioxidant Activity of Natural Products—2nd Edition Topic Editors: José Virgílio Santulhão Pinela, Maria Inês Moreira Figueiredo Dias, Carla Susana Correia Pereira, Alexandra Plácido
Deadline: 30 September 2025
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Challenges on Structural Determination of Marine Natural Products Guest Editors: Bae Munhyung, Jae-hyuk Jang
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Bioactive Polysaccharides from Seaweeds Guest Editors: Faiez Hentati, Laurent Vandanjon
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy Approaches for the Biotechnological Development of Marine-Derived Products Guest Editors: Susana P. Gaudencio, Ana Rotter, Cristiana A. V. Torres
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Marine Drugs
Value-Added Products from Marine Fishes Guest Editors: Helena Maria Lourenço, Sónia Pedro
Deadline: 15 September 2024
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Microalgal Active Biomolecules Collection Editor: Cédric Delattre
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Marine Polysaccharides Collection Editor: Paola Laurienzo
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Marine Compounds and Cancer Collection Editors: Friedemann Honecker, Sergey A. Dyshlovoy
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs
Papers from “Sino–Italian Symposium on Bioactive Natural Products” Collection Editors: Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati, Hong Wang
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