Medicinal Chemistry Research (MCRE) publishes papers on a wide range of topics, favoring research with significant, new, and up-to-date information. Although the journal has a demanding peer review process, MCRE still boasts rapid publication, due in part, to the length of the submissions. The journal publishes significant research on various topics, many of which emphasize the structure-activity relationships of biologically active compounds. For more information on the areas of research that MCRE publishes, please see the Instructions for Authors.

  • Offers prompt publication of experimental achievements in drug design, drug discovery and mechanisms of action
  • Covers chemical biological relationships, and correlations of structure with mode of action
  • Increases understanding of biochemical interactions
  • 97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Longqin Hu
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

1.965 (2020)
Impact factor
1.980 (2020)
Five year impact factor
4 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
259,144 (2021)
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Volume 31

Issue 7, July 2022

Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Laurence H. Hurley for His Many Contributions in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

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This journal has 83 open access articles

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  • Call for Papers: a Special Issue in honor of Prof. Edmond J. LaVoie

    We are delighted to announce this special issue of Med. Chem. Res. honoring Prof. LaVoie, a respected teacher and a well-known and highly regarded medicinal chemist. The special issue will be guest edited by Dr. Matthew Moschitto and Dr. Alex Ruchelman. We would like to invite you to submit a review or research article to this special issue under the broad theme of drug design and discovery. 

    We aim for submission by May 1, 2022 and publication of the special issue in summer 2022.

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue in honor of Prof. Laurence Hurley

    New Content ItemWe are delighted to announce this special issue of Medicinal Chemistry Research honoring Prof. Laurence Hurley, a respected teacher and a well-known and highly regarded medicinal chemist. 

    You are invited to submit a review or research article to this special issue under the broad theme of drug design and discovery. The special issue will be guest edited by Dr. Wei Wang, Dr. Myron K. Jacobson and Dr. Elaine L. Jacobson. We aim for submission by 1 November, 2021, with publication of the special issue in early 2022.  

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1554-8120
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1054-2523
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