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Clinical Phytoscience

International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

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Clinical Phytoscience's article-processing charges are partially sponsored

Please be advised, the article processing charges for Clinical Phytoscience are partially sponsored for all accepted articles by the Michael A. Popp nature science foundation.

Clinical Phytoscience levies an article-processing charge (APC) of €1500/£1260/$1837 for each article accepted for publication. An APC share of €1000/£840/$1225 is sponsored for all accepted articles by the Michael A. Popp nature science foundation. The remaining APC share of €500/£420/$612 is payable by the author.

Please enter the BioMed Central account number BB-MPNSF-CPHY-0121 when prompted during submission to apply the partial sponsorship discount.

For further details about this,including information funding support options available to authors from low income countries, please see our Fees and Funding page.

Aims and scope

Clinical Phytoscience is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and open access journal publishing high quality research articles on clinical evidence and use of medicinal plants in the development of efficient and well tolerated phytotherapy.

Clinical Phytoscience focuses on phytotherapy, looking at proof of concept, efficacy and safety, to be established “at eye level” compared to pharmacotherapy. The emphasis lies on application oriented topics (efficacy and safety of phytotherapy in a specific indication, including its need and acceptance by the patient). The scientific results published in the journal should contribute to the recovery and maintenance of human health by phytotherapy.

Clinical Phytoscience will publish high-quality evidence-based clinical studies and relevant pharmacological studies. Key areas of interest are:

  • Upper and lower airways, ENT and pneumology
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
  • Intestinal tract
  • Hepatology
  • Diabetes/metabolic Syndrome
  • Immunology and microbiology
  • Hygiene
  • Analytics

The journal publishes original contributions, review articles and short communications (letters). Articles are published after a rigorous and independent peer-review by an international board of experts. The journal is directed at medical doctors in clinic and practice and pharmacologists.

Clinical Phytoscience does not accept purely descriptive pre-clinical work without translational aspects for publication. All manuscripts need to include:
•     Statistical analysis
•     Titration of the extracts
•     Repetition of experiments
•     Validation in vivo

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    54 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    88 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

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