Instructions for Authors

Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397, aims to maintain a rigorous peer-review system and a rapid editorial system. This open access journal is funded by article processing and publication charges (APC) paid by authors' institutes or research funding agencySamples can be deposited with MDPI. We will provide unlimited free access to the open access papers for all readers. Authors may distribute an unlimited number of e-reprints via e-mail or webserver free of charge. Accepted papers will be published immediately. Authors are kindly asked to prepare and submit manuscripts according the following instructions.

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Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscript Preparation
Special Notes regarding MS Word files:

           Journal references should cite the title of the paper and, preferably, its starting and ending pages, thus

8. Bowman, C. M.; Landee, F. A.; Reslock, M. A. Chemically Oriented Storage and Retrieval System. 1. Storage and Verification of Structural Information. J. Chem. Doc. 1967, 7, 43-47.
Journal titles should be abbreviated according to standard rules. A useful list of journal title abbreviations is available on the Molecules website at Other relevant listings are widely available on the Internet, for example: (CASSI abbreviations) or (ISI style abbreviations).

References to books should cite the author(s), title, publisher, publication date, and page(s).

9. Smith, A. B. Textbook of Organic Chemistry; D. C. Jones: New York, 1961; pp 123-126.
Authors should suggest at least five referees with the appropriate technical expertise, although the Editor will not necessarily approach them. Their addresses, homepage addresses, phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses should be provided as fully as possible.

English corrections

This journal is published in English, so it is essential that for proper refereeing and quick publication all manuscripts be submitted in grammatically correct English. For this purpose we ask that non-native English speakers ensure their manuscripts are checked before submitting them for consideration. We suggest that for this purpose your manuscript be revised by an English speaking colleague before submission. Additional fees of 250 CHF will be paid by authors if extensive English corrections must be done by the editors.


Articles published in Marine Drugs will be open-access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license. MDPI will insert following note at the end of the published text:

 2008 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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Sample Deposit and Exchange

Authors are encouraged to register or submit samples of the key compounds and appropriate intermediates (around 20 samples) from each paper to MDPI in Switzerland for deposit and distribution at a reasonable price to help defray the publication costs. Contributions of starting materials, intermediates or other non-commercially available samples are also acceptable. Sample Availability Samples should be sent to:

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