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Ethnomedicinal Plants: Pharmaceutical Innovations

Call for Papers

During the last few centuries particularly in the 19th and 20th century, the traditional knowledge on medicinal plants has been threatened and is gradually becoming extinct, firstly due to the destruction of many areas of forests, thereby destroying the original environments in which this knowledge took birth, flourished, and has survived, and secondly due to rapid acculturation effecting the tribal cultures. It is perhaps this pressure and also the renewal of interest shown by many researchers in natural products and drugs which had made ethnobotany an organized science within a short period. The introduction of new drugs with the help of traditional knowledge often yields significant benefits, as well, in the form of a reduced need for hospitalization and reduced levels of morbidity.

This is a good reason to devote and dedicate a special issue on the topic at hand. The goal is to be the leading communication vehicle for the critical body of knowledge that is needed for scientific evolution and technical innovation for emerging young scientists. This special issue provides the platform established with the aim of motivating the researchers in the pharmaceutical biomedical research and developments.

We invite scientists/authors working with recent advances in pharmaceutical innovation of ethnomedicinal plants to contribute original research articles as well as review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ethnopharmacology and toxicology
  • Identification and compound isolation of bioactive phytocompounds
  • Secondary metabolite biosynthesis
  • Drug development and clinical pharmacy
  • Novel therapeutic agents

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 11 May 2018
Publication DateSeptember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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