Archive for July, 2010

Natural Product Reports synthesis themed issue now published

Six reviews focussing on research at the forefront of natural products synthesis have been published in NPR’s latest themed issue.

NPR synthesis themed issue

The issue opens with the first Viewpoint – a new article type for NPR – in which Sam Danishefsky argues in favour of a reappraisal of the role of natural products as leads for the pharmaceutical industry (DOI: 10.1039/c003211p). Five Review articles follow on topics from across the diverse range of natural products synthesis, including organocatalysis and marine natural products.

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This issue follows on from the successful first NPR natural products synthesis themed issue, published in 2008. Since then this key area of research has become an established part of NPR and high-quality synthesis reviews are regularly published throughout the year.

The NPR Editorial Board welcomes ideas for future articles and so if you are interested in writing for the journal please contact the Editorial Office.

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Introducing Viewpoints

We are pleased to introduce Viewpoints, a new article type for Natural Product Reports. Viewpoints will be short (up to 4 page) articles which focus on some of the key challenges in natural products research.

In the first Viewpoint article, by Samuel Danishefsky from Columbia University in the US, he talks about Diverted Total Synthesis (DTS) as the “awesome power” of chemical synthesis.

On the potential of natural products in the discovery of pharma leads: A case for reassessment
Samuel Danishefsky,  Nat. Prod. Rep., 2010, 27, 1114
DOI: 10.1039/c003211p

What do you think? Feel free to comment on it!

Viewpoints join NPR’s existing article types: Highlights, Reviews and Hot off the Press articles. Highlights are concise (4-8 page), non-comprehensive reviews which give a ’snapshot’ of a hot or specialist research area. Reviews are more comprehensive articles and are generally between 10 and 25 pages in length. They can be overviews of a topic or an in-depth critique of a more specialist area of work. Completing the NPR stable of articles is Hot off the Press, the bi-monthly digest of the latest natural products research.

For further information about Viewpoints or any other NPR article types please contact the Editorial Office.

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NPR is number 1

Natural Product Reports records a 23% rise to its highest ever figure of 9.202, according to 2009 data released by Thomson ISI on 17th June 2010.

NPR Impact Factor 9.2

It is the number 1 journal in both the organic and medicinal chemistry categories and it continues stimulating progress in all areas of natural products research.
Thank you to all the authors, referees, readers and the members of our editorial board for your continued support which has led to this fantastic result.

 

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The scope of the journal is very broad and many reviews discuss the role of natural products in the wider bioinorganic, bioorganic and chemical biology communities. Areas covered include enzymology, nucleic acids, genetics, chemical ecology, carbohydrates, primary and secondary metabolism and analytical techniques.

Natural Product Reports also offers

  • An excellent and professional service
  • International editorial board, authorship and readership
  • Indexed in MEDLINE and other major databases
  • Free use of colour when it enhances the scientific understanding 

This is why Natural Product Reports is the leading journal in its field!

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Twitter Natural Product Reports has joined the Twitter community! Keep up to date with the latest themed issues and news by becoming a follower of our Twitter feed.

Twitter is a social networking tool that allows for real-time updates of short messages. If you Tweet, follow the Natural Product Reports feed to keep up to date with the latest published issues, themed issues and latest news.

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