About Journal

General Information          

Iranian Medicinal Plants Society has renewed its policy regarding the scientific publication of achievements. In this regard, the Iranian Medicinal Plants Society has published scientific research in an independent journal called The Journal of Medicinal Plants and By-Products (JMPB) since 2012. The Journal of Medicinal Plants and By-Products (JMPB) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to publish and disseminate high-quality scientific research work in the broad field of medicinal plants. Scope of the journal includes: Analytical chemistry, chemical composition, chemical synthesis, chemosystematics, agriculture, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, biodiversity, ecology, by-products, and processing, marketing, and bioinformatics.


Journal Policy 

  • JMPB supports the open-access publishing policy, therefore all articles and reviews are available in their entirety for free access as soon as they are published.
  • JMPB has a policy that all submitted articles are reviewed using a double-blind process. This ensures that each manuscript is reviewed properly and independently because neither the authors nor the reviewers are aware of one another's identities.
  • JMPB respects publication ethics.
  • JMPB rejects papers that contain plagiarism or self-plagiarism right away.

Publisher of the Journal

The publisher of our journal is Iranian Medicinal Plants Society.


Open Access

The Medicinal Plants and By-products Journal is an open access journal. Publishing an article in this journal requires an Article Processing Charges (APC) are payable by authors or their research funder that will be billed to the submitting author following acceptance. Apart from this Article Processing Charge there are no other fees (for example submission charges, page charges, or color charges). 


The Medicinal Plants and By-Products' open access policies

The Medicinal Plants and By-products works in partnership with the research community, funders and other stakeholders to develop policies to help our customers and clarify our position on key issues. Our policies include:


  • Accessibility: Policy to make our products fully accessible to all users.
  • Article withdrawal: Policy for article removal or retractions.
  • Publishing ethics for books: Policies for Authors.
  • Copyright: Outlines Authors rights when publishing with JMPB.
  • Sharing articles: JMPB's policy on article sharing.
  • Digital archive: Policy on the permanent availability and preservation of published content.
  • Editorial independence: Policy on independent editorial decisions.

Note: no articles will be accepted without reviewing and going through all the admission process. There isn't absolutely "Fast Publication" in this journal, and such a request by the authors will lead to the rejection of the article. 


Journal Charges and Publishing Schedule

The journal has article processing charges. The cost of publishing manuscripts in the Journal of Medicinal Plants and By-Products (JMPB) is 20000000 Rials for domestic authors (Iranian authors) and 700 USD for foreign authors.

But the journal doesn't have any article submission charges and it's free.
The timetable for publishing articles in this journal is 2 issues/year.


Payment methods

Payment for the manuscript can be made by the account number listed in the manuscript review process.


Loyalty Rate (discount)

The authors can publish their manuscripts at a lower fee by refereeing the J.M.P.B manuscripts if the authors are professors and assistant professors. Each manuscript Loyalty Rate (discount) includes:

  • The second article Loyalty Rate in One Year (7% discount)
  • Refereeing journal manuscripts Loyalty Rate (7% discount)
  • Students Loyalty Rate (7% discount)
  • Professors Loyalty Rate (7% discount)

Editorial Notes

Due to the fact that some articles have some writing problems (like the grammar part) and this is one of the reasons for rejecting articles, our editorial team intends to edit articles that have this problem and a separate cost will be allocated to this work. Of course, this cost depends on the problems of your article. So, the authors who are willing to do can send their agreement to us and we will be happy to help you with this.