Pharmaceutical Crops is an Open Access online journal, which publishes original research articles, review articles, letters and guest edited single topic issues on pharmaceutical crops.
Pharmaceutical Crops refers to the crops that are used for extraction or preparation of therapeutic substances such as drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, or vaccines. The journal is an important and reliable source of current information on developments in pharmaceutical crops research. The journal is peer-reviewed with the emphasis on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide.
The journal publishes quality papers primarily focusing on the following aspects of pharmaceutical crops:
Pharmacognosy: identification and analysis of bioactive compounds or extracts from plants; pharmacological activities of natural substances (in vitro and in vivo bioactivity assays); ethnobotany; phytotherapy; pharmacognosy- biotechnology; herbal – herbal interaction and marine pharmacognosy.
Crop Physiology and Ecology: biosynthesis and accumulation of target compounds; variations of target compounds among varieties or chemotypes, with geographical location, within population, with season and age as well as cultivation conditions; and enhanced production strategies to induce desired active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Crop Genetics and Development: molecular genetics and biotechnology; germplasm analysis and conservation; breeding; development of high-yield cultivars with desirable features.
Crop Cultivation and Management: crop cultivation and harvest methods; pest and diseases management; pesticide applications and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Pharmaceutical Development: post-harvest management; extraction and purification of active pharmaceutical ingredients or target compounds from plants; quality control; standardization of botanicals; and clinical evaluation.
Alternative resource and security of strategic pharmaceuticals.