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Research advances in natural products from herbal medicine

Guest Editors
Zhangfeng ZHONG, University of Macau, Macau, China
Shengpeng WANG, University of Macau, Macau, China
Yibin FENG, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Zhe-Sheng CHEN, St. John's University, New York, United States

The contributions of herbal medicine to mankind are remarkable, owing to their rich history as well as cultural heritage. This special issue seeks to provide insights into the latest advancements in research and development in natural products from herbal medicine. It is expected that such an exploration can facilitate a better understanding and promotion of herbal medicine as a holistic and effective medical approach.

Scope and Topics
This thematic series calls for contributions discussing the research and development of natural products from herbal medicine. The suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical guidelines for the research and development of herbal medicine
  • Innovation studies on the most important medicinal herbs or medicinal plants
  • Innovative techniques and methodologies for the research of natural products
  • Potential effects of natural products or herbal medicine on critical diseases
  • International standards and globalization of Chinese herbal medicine

Important Dates
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 December 2024

Submission Guidelines
We welcome original research articles, reviews, and commentaries that align with the theme of this thematic series. Submissions should adhere to the journal's guidelines for formatting and referencing. 

To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series, please select the thematic series title in the drop-down menu under the 'Additional Information' tab upon submission. In addition, indicate in your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on 'Research advances in natural products from herbal medicine'. 

Manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest scientific standards.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    6.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.207 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.751 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    92 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    529 Altmetric mentions