There are many peer-reviewed, scholarly journals which contain research articles on topics within the field of medical botany. Below are several such journals, organized by subject area, which can provide a starting point for medical botany related research.
Published since 1929, Botany features comprehensive research articles and notes in all segments of plant sciences, including cell and molecular biology, ecology, mycology and plant-microbe interactions, phycology, physiology and biochemistry, structure and development, genetics, genomics, systematics, and phytogeography.
Planta publishes timely and substantial articles on all aspects of plant biology, and features original research papers on any plant species. Areas of interest include biochemistry, bioenergy, biotechnology, cell biology, development, ecological and environmental physiology, growth, metabolism, morphogenesis, molecular biology, physiology, plant-microbe interactions, structural biology, and systems biology.
The Journal of Ethnobiology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research in all areas of ethnobiology, including ethnobotany, paleoethnobotany, and ethnoecology. Articles in this journal investigate the past and present relationships between humans and their biological worlds.
The Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which publishes research on cultural perceptions of nature and of human and animal health. Articles in this journal investigate the links between human societies and nature, food, and health. Some of the subject areas covered include ethnobotany, ethnomycology, ethnomedicine, and medical anthropology.
The Journal of Natural Products invites and publishes papers that make substantial and scholarly contributions to the area of natural products research. Contributions may relate to the chemistry and/or biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds or the biology of living systems from which they are obtained.
The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences is a peer-reviewed publication featuring advanced scientific research in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The journal is sponsored by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Tsinghua University Press, and supervised by the Ministry of Education of China. The goal of the journal is to serve as an authoritative platform to present state-of-the-art research results.
Highlighting rigorous work that explores molecular mechanisms underpinning key biological processes, the Biochemical Journal is a peer-reviewed bioscience journal publishing high-impact scientific research papers and reviews on the latest advances and mechanistic concepts in the fields of biochemistry, cellular biosciences, and molecular biology.
Chemical Reviews is one of the most highly regarded and highest-ranked journals covering the general topic of chemistry. The mission of Chemical Reviews is to provide comprehensive, authoritative, critical, and readable reviews of important recent research in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, theoretical, and biological chemistry.
The European Journal of Pharmacology publishes research papers covering all aspects of experimental pharmacology with focus on the mechanism of action of structurally identified compounds affecting biological systems.
The Journal of Ethnopharmacology is dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings about people's use of plants, fungi, animals, microorganisms and minerals and their biological and pharmacological effects based on the principles established through international conventions.
Nature Medicine is a biomedical research journal covering the latest advances in biomedical research for scientists and physicians, with an emphasis on clarity of presentation. Articles cover fields such as cancer biology, cardiovascular research, gene therapy, immunology, vaccine development, and neuroscience.
Phytotherapy Research is a monthly, international journal for the publication of original research papers, short communications, reviews and letters on medicinal plant research. Key areas of interest are pharmacology, toxicology, and the clinical applications of herbs and natural products in medicine. Contents of this journal range from case histories to full clinical trials, including studies of herb-drug interactions and other aspects of the safety of herbal medicines.
Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the field of natural products – including marine organisms, fungi as well as micro-organisms – and medicinal plants. The following areas of medicinal plants and natural product research are covered: Biological and Pharmacological Activities, Natural Product Chemistry & Analytical Studies, Pharmacokinetic Investigations, and Formulation and Delivery Systems of Natural Products.
The American Journal of Biological Anthropology is the official journal of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA). It is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on understanding the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives throughout the order Primate. Some articles in this journal may investigate the interaction between primates and certain plant species for food, medicine, and other uses.
The American Journal of Biological Anthropology was previously known as the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, prior to its name change in 2022.