Aims & Scope
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
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