The Journal of Natural Products invites and publishes papers that make substantial and scholarly contributions to the area of natural products research. Contributions may relate to the chemistry and/or biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds or the biology of living systems from which they are obtained.
Specifically, there may be articles that describe secondary metabolites of microorganisms, including antibiotics and mycotoxins; physiologically active compounds from terrestrial and marine plants and animals; biochemical studies, including biosynthesis and microbiological transformations; fermentation and plant tissue culture; the isolation, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of novel compounds from nature; and the pharmacology of compounds of natural origin.
When new compounds are reported, manuscripts describing their biological activity are much preferred.
With a high ISI Impact Factor of 3.159 and 16,000 total citations as reported in the 2009 Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters, Journal of Natural Products ranks highly in four separate ISI Categories: Medicinal Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Plant Sciences, and Pharmacology & Pharmacy.
Journal of Natural Products publishes Full Papers, Communications, Reviews, Notes and Book Reviews.