Mining Natural Products for Cardiovascular Benefits

Associate Editors Dr. Christine Des Rosiers, Dr. Nancy Kanagy and Dr. Debra Diz, along with the editorial team of AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, invite submission of original research and short reviews on studies of the cardiovascular effects of natural products.  We have long known that both resveratrol and caffeine regulate cardiovascular function, but many other substances have been described which similarly act on receptors, channels and metabolic pathways in the cardiovascular system. We are specifically seeking submissions that define the molecular, cellular and integrative mechanisms leading to cardiovascular effects of natural products.

We will consider both original research articles and review articles. For review articles only, authors should email the editorial office ( a pre-submission inquiry including a working title, author and affiliation list, abstract and brief outline of the content for approval by the editors.

All manuscripts accepted from this Call for Papers will be included in a unique online article collection to further highlight the importance of this topic. The article collection will also include specially commissioned Review articles on the topic.

All manuscripts should be submitted online at

During the online submission process, under the "Keywords & Special Sections" tab, please use the "Category" drop-down menu and select “Call for Papers: Mining Natural Products for Cardiovascular Benefits."

Manuscripts will undergo normal peer review as they are received. Accepted manuscripts will be published online as they are accepted. Articles published from this Call for Papers will be highlighted with a special “Call for Papers” banner on the article PDF, as well as inclusion in the “Call for Papers: Mining Natural Products for Cardiovascular Benefits” online article collection at time of publication.

Manuscripts must be submitted by July 1, 2017 to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers. If you have any questions please contact Kara Hansell Keehan, Executive Editor, via email at