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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published in any language, in whole or in part (if covered by an exception I have included these details in the Comments for the Editor section).
  • The submission is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, in any language, in whole or in part
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines..
  • Copyright clearance has been obtained for any 3rd party content (e.g. images and diagrams) included in submission.

Author Guidelines

We will welcome the following types of contributions:

  • Original articles
  • Review articles describing recent advances in specific areas of plant analysis
  • Mini-reviews (strictly no more than five pages) covering particular hot topics
  • Short communications

Reviews deal with topics of current interest in all relevant areas of phytochemical analysis. Rather than an assemblage of detailed information with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired; unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed.

Mini-reviews present concise coverage of highlights of any hot topic in phytochemical analysis. It must not exceed five pages inclusive of any tables, figures, schemes and list of references.

Although reviews and mini-reviews are generally written upon invitation of the editor, unsolicited manuscripts are also welcome provided they are in keeping with the character of the journal. Review and mini-review authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Please see the author guidelines document for full guidance on submissions and recommend you download our template to submit. 

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Original Articles

Abstract should be 200 -300 words

Review Articles

Abstract should be 200 -300 words


No more than 5 pages covering particularly hot topics

Opinion papers

These Papers will contain a personal approach to either scientific or societal challenges regarding the discovery, development, and use or abuse of natural products.

These papers will be accepted only by invitation by the Editors. If you believe you coul dcontribute with one opinion paper please contact the editorial office to discuss about it.

Conference Abstracts

This section will publish primarily the Abstracts of the Centre for Natural Products Discovery Annual conferences. If any other academic or professional body want sto use our Journal as a platform for their proceedings please contact the editors.

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