This Virtual Special Issue will showcase the latest advancements in fungal infection research and intervention/therapeutic strategies to curb fungal infections. Submit your manuscript by April 30, 2024.

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The increasing reports of fungal infections and the reduced efficacy of antifungal therapy have inflated the clinical challenge of fungal infections. In response to this urgent challenge, the Journal of Medicinal ChemistryACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, and ACS Infectious Diseases invite researchers to contribute their original work to a Virtual Special Issue dedicated to fungal infections and drug discovery. For more information on this Virtual Special Issue, read our Editorial.

Accepted paper types for this Virtual Special Issue are as follows:

  • The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry will publish Perspectives, Articles, and Drug Annotations;
  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters welcomes Letters, Notes, Technology Notes, Microperspectives, and Viewpoints;
  • ACS Infectious Diseases will accept Articles, Letters, Reviews, Perspectives, and Viewpoints.

We welcome submissions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Fungal pathogens and antifungal resistance
  • Development of novel antifungal agents and therapies
  • Host-pathogen interactions in fungal diseases
  • Fungal diagnosis
  • Antifungal biomaterials
  • Drug-delivery systems

Organizing Editors

Kaustuv Sanyal, Guest Editor, ACS Infectious Diseases
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India

Jayanta Haldar, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Infectious Diseases
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India

Craig W. Lindsley, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States

Kelly Chibale, Editor-In-Chief, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Submission Instructions

Submissions are welcome through April 30, 2024.

Accepted manuscripts for this Virtual Special Issue will be published in the next regular issue of the respective journal shortly after acceptance, and once the majority of manuscripts have been published, they will appear together on a special landing page dedicated to this collection. Please consider the relevant Author Guidelines for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, or ACS Infectious Diseases before submitting your manuscript.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site.
  • Choose Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, or ACS Infectious Diseases.
  • Select your manuscript type, and, under "Special Issue Selection," choose "Fungal Pathogens—Life Cycle, Infection, Host Immunity and Drug Discovery."
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