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Polyphenols and ageing

Polyphenols and ageing

Call for Papers

BMC Chemistry welcomes submissions to its article collection 'Polyphenols and ageing', edited by Professor Lizzy Ostler, University of Brighton.

In recent years, the potential for individual small molecule interventions to be used to prevent and remediate multiple age-related pathologies has been realised.  Equally, novel synthetic and medicinal chemistry is generating small molecule tools for the dissection of complex biological pathways, as well as potential life- and health span extending therapeutics. Many of the compounds currently under investigation are, or have been developed from, naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds.  Numerous examples have displayed senolytic, rejuvenating and calorie restriction mimetic activities, but in many cases the mechanisms of action and specific structure activity relationships are a work-in-progress.

A thematic series on the polyphenols and ageing is planned to include topics such as:

  • Polyphenolic compounds with anti-degenerative potential
  • Small molecules with life-extending activity
  • Polyphenols and derivatives with senolytic or rejuvenating activities
  • Telomerase inhibitors and activators
  • SAR investigations of polyphenolic compounds and their derivatives
  • Mechanistic investigations of the cellular and in vivo activities of polyphenols

Submission deadline: 30th November 2019

Guest Editor: Prof. Lizzy Ostler, University of Brighton

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Chemistry. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the BMC Chemistry submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Polyphenols and ageing'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed


There are currently no articles in this collection.