Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease

Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease (BCHD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. This journal focuses on bioactive compounds related to health and disease including topics from various fields of science. The journal is an excellent resource for students, professors, public health professionals, medical doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, and the general public for information regarding the latest advancements for promoting optimal health, reducing the risk of chronic/viral diseases, and managing their symptoms using bioactive compounds.  

When we investigate bioactive compounds from the perspective of functional foods, these compounds are defined as the following: "food bioactive compounds are primary and secondary metabolites of nutritive and non-nutritive natural components generating health benefits by reducing the risk of chronic and viral diseases and managing their symptoms." The main goal of this journal is to develop research in order to better understand bioactive compounds and how they can help manage the symptoms of chronic and viral diseases.

In October 2021, BCHD was accepted into the Scopus indexing database. All past and future articles will now be indexed in Scopus. 

We are accepting article submissions for our upcoming article release. Please refer to our guidelines for article submissions:

Possible article topics include:

  • Bioactive compounds in health and disease (i.e. Prebiotic and probiotic compounds, Sterols, Minerals, Vitamins, Anthocyanins, Anthocyanidins, Caffeic acid, Dietary Fiber, Flavonoids, Flavonols, Flavones, Isoflavones, Lipids, Omega-3 fatty acids, Organosulfur, Phenolic acid, Polyphenols, Phytochemicals, Phytoestrogen and more).
  • The effects of bioactive compounds on biomarkers of chronic diseases.
  • Promotion of optimal health, reduction in the risk of chronic/viral diseases, and the management of their symptoms using bioactive compounds.
  • Current research and development of bioactive compounds.

You can submit your manuscripts here or directly to the Editorial Office at as an e-mail attachment. Please also submit a Cover Letter. You can find a BCHD Cover Letter here.

Journal Citation and Indexing

Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease has been indexed in the following databases: Scopus, Index Copernicus, CrossRef, and Google Scholar. The BCHD journal has been indexed in Scopus since 2021. All articles from 2018 on have been accepted and indexed within Scopus. The acceptance into Scopus shows the strength of the journal and the authors as well as helps to expand the reach of our published articles.


Scopus Stats:


SNIP 2021 SCORE: 0.493


Vol 5, No 11 (2022): November 2022

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Assessment of squalene effect on antioxidant enzymes and free radicals in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus [Abstract] [Full Article]
Danik Martirosyan, Mohammad Reza Ashoori, Anna Serani, Kevin Zhang, Hossein Mirmiranpour 236-250

Review Articles

Nature has the answers: Discovering and validating natural bioactives for human health [Abstract] [Full Article]
Martin Kussmann, David Henrique Abe Cunha 222-235