There are several scientific journals publishing the benefits of valuable phytochemicals to improve human health, as well as help prevention of chronic diseases. Then why do we need a new journal dedicated on the role of phytochemicals and nutraceuticals? The answer may not be simple. There are number of important reasons. Plants and natural foods consist of thousands of phytochemicals and phytonutrients that have been identified so far and there are probably more to identify, all of which have not been completely understood for their roles in human metabolism and health. More scientific research has been going on to unearth a myriad of phytomedicines for their use to combat chronic disease and maintain healthy life. Since the number of phytochemicals identified and their significance with improving health are increasing day by day, there is an increasing need for scientific journals with open access policy to reach the scientific community as well as general public with the benefits of phytochemicals on human health.
Ramprasath, V. (2014). Discovery Phytomedicine: an open access journal for knowledge dissemination in herbal and nutraceutical research. Discovery Phytomedicine - Journal of Natural Products Research and Ethnopharmacology, 1(1), 1–2. https://doi.org/10.15562/phytomedicine.2014.9