Aims and Scope

Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the research area of natural products of any origin – from characterized multi-compound mixtures to defined natural products. Planta Medica accepts original research papers and reviews with a strong emphasis on originality and scientific quality.

The following areas of research are covered:

  • Experimental, preclinical and clinical pharmacology as well as toxicology
  • Biological activities, chemical ecology, chemical biology of natural products
  • Natural product chemistry and analytical studies
  • Medicinal plant research
  • Drug discovery in silico approaches in natural product research


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)


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