Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,1-3.
Published:October 2016


I.E. Cocka,b*


aEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia

bSchool of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia


Dear readers and authors,

I am pleased to bring you volume 7, issue 1 of Pharmacognosy Communications. The metrics of Pharmacognosy Communications continue to improve. In my editorial in the previous issue, I summarised the achievements of the journal to that point. By the end of 2015, Pharmacognosy Communications had published 153 manuscripts with 591 total citations, at an average citation rate of 3.86 per published manuscript across that period. Since then, we have received further promising journal metrics. The website Researchgate recently reported the 2015 journal impact of Pharmacognosy Communications to be 2.19 (Figure 1a). Whilst this is not an official ISI impact factor, it is calculated in a similar manner (publication number during a time period/ total citations across that period). Indeed, it is likely that this figure may be underestimated as the Researchgate impact metric is calculated using Researchgate data (which uses citations reported on that site only). This is a very good result for Pharmacognosy Communications. Whilst it must be emphasised that this is not an official Thompson and Reuters impact factor, it does indicate that the journal is developing as a credible forum in the pharmacognosy, phytotherapy and traditional medicine fields. Read more. . .


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Founded:  In 2004, as the PHCOG.NET – a non-profit private organization dedicated to Natural Products Research leading to develop promising drugs. Our main mission is to make information on herbal drug research readily available in different formats to suit the individual needs.

Pharmacognosy Communications [Phcog Commn.] is a new quarterly journal published by Phcog.Net. It is a peer reviewed journal aiming to publish high quality original research articles, methods, techniques and evaluation reports, critical reviews, short communications, commentaries and editorials of all aspects of medicinal plant research. The journal is aimed at a broad readership, publishing articles on all aspects of pharmacognosy, and related fields. The journal aims to increase understanding of pharmacognosy as well as to direct and foster further research through the dissemination of scientific information by the  publication of manuscripts. The submission of original contributions in all areas of pharmacognosy are welcome.

The journal aims to cater the latest outstanding developments in the field of pharmacognosy and natural products and drug design covering but not limited to the following topics:

  • Pharmacognosy and pharmacognistic investigations
  • Research based ethnopharmacological evaluations
  • Biological evaluation of crude extracts, essential oils and pure isolates
  • Natural product discovery and evaluation
  • Mechanistic studies
  • Method and technique development and evaluation
  • Isolation, identification and structural elucidation of natural products
  • Synthesis and transformation studies

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Subjects Covered : Natural Products, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Marine Pharmacognosy and Zoo Pharmacognosy
ISSN :2249-0159 (Print) ; 2249-0167 (Online) Frequency : Quarterly Rapid at a time publication (4 issues/year)

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