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Botanicals in Dietary Supplements

Call for Papers

Historically, the importance of botanicals has been nothing short of remarkable, particularly as the current market shows a continued increase in their use as dietary supplements in the US, herbal medicinal products and food supplements in the EU, and as traditional medicines, modern herbal drugs, and health supplements in Asian countries. The continuing research and development of herbal products for over two centuries have been the cornerstone for the development of the botanicals from ancient traditional medicine to herbal medicinal products, food supplements, dietary supplements, and modern herbal drugs. The increased knowledge of botanicals raises the quality and safety and reveals the new indications of the botanical products. We invite the researchers to contribute original and review articles in different fields of botanicals. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacology/bioactivity/toxicology
  • Phytochemistry/pharmacognosy
  • Biotechnology/plant tissue culture
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Physiology/biochemistry/molecular biology
  • Clinical study
  • Ethnobotany/ethnopharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability
  • Microbiology
  • Food sciences

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 February 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 26 April 2013
Publication DateFriday, 21 June 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Weena Jiratchariyakul, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, 447 Sri Ayudhya Road, Rajthevee District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Guest Editors

  • Ludger Beerhues, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstra├če, 138106 Braunschweig, Germany
  • Gail B. Mahady, Clinical Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Department of Pharmacy Practice, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine, UIC College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood Street, MC 886, Room 122, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Tanawan Kummalue, Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Prannok Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Molvibha Vongsakul, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Rajthevee District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand