Call for papers


Special issue: Role of Pharmacognosy in the Development of Cosmetics

Guest Editor

Special Issue

The purpose of this issue is to bring the latest research work from academia and industry in a variety of fields, up-to-date knowledge on the relationship between Natural Products and Cosmetics research in the world. In the last decade a number of new methodologies have emerged and there is the need to discuss its pros and cons. Also alert to the need for advances in methodologies regarding the research and development of Cosmetics, whether the use of animals and animal products, minerals, algae, fungi and microorganisms, plants and exudates of plants as cosmetics shows the different approaches of the discipline today.

The issue will cover
Molecular cosmetics:

Progress in natural actives research, new trends in formulation, assessment of cosmetic efficacy and advances in delivery technologies.  Encompassing tissue structure, cell communication, cell signaling, and cell regulation and trafficking.

Well-being cosmetics:

Cosmetic performance through sensorial appeal, neurobiology to improve skin wellness, immune system and cosmetics, dermatology and cosmetics treatments, skin microbiology and health. Decorative cosmetics and aesthetics, make-up and treatment, natural skin tone and beauty. Products for an aging (geriatric) population. Product development for emerging markets and the ethnic population.

Protective strategies:

Nutraceuticals and special cosmetics, recent trends in hair, nails and skin protection and updating antiaging research. UV protection, protection against environmental stress, hydration and barrier function. Protective strategy within the skin – antioxidants, induction and/or protection of endogenous defense and 'repair' and delivery systems and vectorization.

Safety of cosmetics:

Facing legislative challenges, animal testing alternatives, taking care of consumer health and environment-friendly cosmetics. Sustainable chemistry, sustainable sourcing, water consumption, CO2 footprint, impact on biodiversity, resources access, waste reduction, and consumers' expectations and questions.

Other topics:
  • Technology transfer, new materials, forming techniques, assembly, among others.
  • Patents, materials, production, printing and decoration techniques, colorimetry, eco-design and sustainable development.

All manuscripts should be in English or Spanish

Deadline for manuscript submission: June 15, 2022
Tentative publication date: August 2022

Submission Process

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published in the ahead of print system and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).

Manuscripts must be submitted till June 15, 2022, at or

All submissions will go through the JPPRes regular peer review process and follow the same norms and processes. A guide for authors, a template and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacognosy Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access bimonthly journal published by JPPRes.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.

Types of manuscript templates:

  • Template for Original Articles (Download)
  • Template for Case Reports (Download)
  • Template for Review Articles (Download)
  • Template for Short Communication (Download)

Mandatory templates that must accompany the manuscript:

  • Template for Document of Copyright & Ethics (Download)
  • Template for Covering Letter (Download)

For more information about this Call for Papers, please contact the Special Issue Editor or the JPPRes Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Gabino Garrido.

Last Modified: December 31, 2021

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