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Quality Control of Natural Product Medicine and Nutrient Supplements 2014

Call for Papers

Herbal medicines are the oldest remedies known to mankind. The traditional herbal medicines and their preparations have been widely used in as well as in southeastern Asian and western countries for thousands of years. Additionally, nutrition supplements became popular recently. Many analysis-based studies regarding chemical and quality control research have been conducted in the past 20 years. But quality and safety have always been a big issue puzzling the development of natural medicines.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles concerning the development, improvement, validation, and/or extension of application of analytical methodology in the natural medicine sciences and nutrition supplements. The spectrum of coverage is broad, encompassing methods and techniques relevant to the detection (including bioscreening), extraction, separation, purification, identification, and quantification of compounds in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, biotechnology of natural medicines, the health food sciences, and agriculture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in natural product and nutrition supplement analytical technologies
  • Recent advances in biochemistry research of natural medicines and nutrition supplement
  • Innovations in analytical chemistry of natural products and nutrition supplement
  • Developments in analytical methods of medicinal plants and nutrition supplement
  • Ethnobotanical drug discovery
  • Metabolism of natural products
  • System biology including proteomics and metabolomics of natural products for various diseases
  • Safety, efficacy, consistency, Quality control and evaluation of natural medicines and finished products
  • Identification of the plant by various analytical techniques

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, 21 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 16 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 11 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ying-Yong Zhao, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the College of Life Sciences, Northwest University, No. 229 Taibai North Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710069, PR China

Guest Editors

  • Shuang-Qing Zhang, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100050, China
  • Feng Wei, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ethnic Medicine, National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, State Food and Drug Administration, 2 Tiantan Xili, Beijing 100050, China
  • Yu-Ming Fan, National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, State Food and Drug Administration, 2 Tiantan Xili, Beijing 100050, China
  • Feng Sun, Department of Obstetrics 8 Gynaecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, MD Block 11, CRC 04-16, 10 Medical Drive, Singapore
  • Shuhua Bai, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Husson University, Bangor, ME, USA