Journal title PLANTA MEDICA
Abbreviated Journal title PLANTA MED
ISSN 0032-0943
Impact Factor 3.007
5-Year Impact Factor 3.493
Issues/Year 18
Language English
Journal Country/Territory GERMANY
Publisher address RUDIGERSTR 14, D-70469 STUTTGART, GERMANY

Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the field of natural products - including marine organisms, fungi as well as micro-organisms - and medicinal plants. Planta Medica accepts original research papers and reviews from researchers worldwide. The journal publishes 15 issues per year.

The following areas of medicinal plants and natural product research are covered:

Biological and Pharmacological Activities
Natural Product Chemistry & Analytical Studies
Pharmacokinetic Investigations
Formulation and Delivery Systems of Natural Products
The journal explicitly encourages the submission of chemically characterized extracts.

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 (eg antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds)