Extended【Deadline for manuscript submissions: May 1st, 2022】Molecules | Special Issue: Chemical Biology Research in Asia

Molecules | Special Issue: Chemical Biology Research in Asia


Dear Colleagues,

Chemical biology is an interdisciplinary field of study that is often defined as “chemistry-initiated biology.” As biological processes all stem from chemical events, it is possible to use chemical approaches to understand and, in some cases, manipulate biological events. This rapidly growing field of study will continue to introduce new avenues for future drug discovery and novel medical applications. The current Special Issue focuses on basic aspects of chemical biology: the creation and application of “chemical probes” and “chemical tools” which allow us to analyze and understand important biological events and disease states, paving the way for medical and diagnostic innovations. This Special Issue will be composed of communications, full articles, and focused reviews containing recent advances in chemical biology in Asia.

Prof. Dr. Minoru Ueda
Prof. Dr. Seung Bum Park
Prof. Dr. Jianhua Qi
Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • chemical biology
  • chemical probes
  • natural products
  • phenotypic screening
  • target identification/validation
  • bioactive metabolites
  • signaling molecules