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Planta Medica

Planta Medica

Issues per year : 15
ISSN : 0032-0943

All institutional subscriptions to Planta Medica include online access.

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Special rates are available for members of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research. Please contact aboservice@thieme.de for further information.

Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the field of natural products - including marine organisms, fungi as well as micro-organisms - and medicinal plants. Planta Medica accepts original research papers and reviews from researchers worldwide. The journal publishes 18 issues per year. The following areas of medicinal plants and natural product research are covered:

  • Biological and Pharmacological Activities
  • Natural Product Chemistry & Analytical Studies
  • Pharmacokinetic Investigations
  • Formulation and Delivery Systems of Natural Products

The journal explicitly encourages the submission of chemically characterized abstracts.

Thieme Award 2021 for the Most Innovative Planta Medica Original Paper
Ever since 2013, Thieme awards every year the most promising paper published in Planta Medica in the previous year. The decision of the jury - the Editors of the journal - is strictly based on scientific quality and on the interest that the paper has met with in the scientific community. The prize money is EUR 1.500. This year, a paper by Lorena Carla Vieira et al., “Rosmarinic Acid Intravitreal Implants: A New Therapeutic Approach for Ocular Neovascularization”. 

Click here to learn more about the Most Innovative Paper of the Year.

Always wanted to publish in Planta Medica? Click below for a video with tips and tricks for a successful submission by Editor-in-Chief Professor Oliver Kayser:

Contributions reporting the following are not normally considered for publication and will be immediately rejected if:

  • The manuscript does not fall into any of the above areas
  • Activity data are reported without comparison to a recognized positive control
  • Plant extracts have not been characterized by analysis of their major constituents (e.g. HPLC, GC, NMR)
  • Predictable bioactivity is reported (e.g. antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds)

Official Organ of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), www.ga-online.org


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