Journal of Essential Oil Research (J ESSENT OIL RES)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The Journal of Essential Oil Research (JEOR) is the major forum for the publication of essential oil research and analysis. Each issue includes studies performed on the chemical composition of some of the 20,000 aromatic plants known in the plant kingdom. JEOR is devoted entirely to all phases of research from every corner of the world by the experts in their field. JEOR can provide you with the information that you need to complete vital research projects. In a day and age of rapidly changing technology. JEOR can help keep you up to date on the latest discoveries.

Current impact factor: 0.82

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.815
2012 Impact Factor 0.553
2011 Impact Factor 0.412
2010 Impact Factor 0.643
2009 Impact Factor 0.498
2008 Impact Factor 0.545
2007 Impact Factor 0.368
2006 Impact Factor 0.309
2005 Impact Factor 0.367
2004 Impact Factor 0.295
2003 Impact Factor 0.278
2002 Impact Factor 0.368

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.65
Cited half-life 9.20
Immediacy index 0.11
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.14
Website Journal of Essential Oil Research website
Other titles Journal of essential oil research (Online), JEOR
ISSN 1041-2905
OCLC 60625407
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: An investigation was carried out in order to estimate the biochemical changes occurring in bitter orange (Citrus aurantium L.) leaves in response to melatonin (MEL), gibberellic acid (GA) and salicylic acid (SA) treatments. We examined the effect of MEL, GA and SA on the essential oil (EO), the total phenolic (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC), and the antioxidant activity of bitter orange leaves from 1-year-old plants. 15 μMMEL, 1 mMSA and 1.44 mMGA increased the total leaf phenolic and flavonoid content and enhanced FRAP and DPPH activity of leaf methanolic extracts. Salicylic acid and GA promoted the leaf essential oil content and affected significantly the concentration of limonene, linalool and linalyl acetate.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 07/2015; DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1064485
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    ABSTRACT: The seasonal variation of essential oil composition of aerial parts and roots of Artemisia absinthium L. has been investigated. It was obtained from individuals growing wild in Teruel (Spain) by means of hydrodistillation (aerial parts) or simultaneous distillation extraction (roots), and analyzed by GC/MS and GC/FID. Results showed a predominance of oxygenated monoterpenes (81.4-89.1%) in aerial parts; mainly (Z)-epoxyocimene (49.3-71.5%), (Z)-chrysanthemyl acetate (7.6-18%) and linalool (0.7-10.4%). In spite of the high intrapopulational variability, significant variations were observed for these three compounds. Root essential oil composition showed a high amount of hydrocarbon monoterpenes (43.8-55.1%) and monoterpenic esters (36.6-41.5%) with a noticeable seasonal stability except for some allelopathic oxygenated monoterpenes. As A. absinthium is a typical invasive species, knowing the seasonal variations of these compounds may be a first step to study their release in soil as a source for natural herbicides.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1043400
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    ABSTRACT: A literature-based survey of black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) essential oil composition and properties was reviewed. Non-traditional oilseeds attracted great interest because their components have unique properties and may augment the supply of novel products. Analysis of N. sativa essential oil using GC techniques resulted in the identification of many bioactive phytochemicals representing ca. 85% of the total compounds. The main compounds include p-cymene, thymoquinone, α-thujene, longifolene, β-pinene, α-pinene and carvacrol. N. sativa oil exhibited various biological properties including antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant potentials. N. sativa oil showed complete inhibition zones against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria including Penicillium citrinum Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The oil showed higher antioxidant potential in comparison with synthetic antioxidants in a rapeseed oil model system. The oil exhibited also stronger antiradical activity against DPPH radical. The diversity of food and non-food applications to which N. sativa oil can be put, gives this oil industrial and commercial importance.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 05/2015; 27(4):1-5. DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1045564
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    ABSTRACT: Essential oils obtained by steam distillation from Swinglea glutinosa (Blanco) Merr. fruit peel or leaves were analyzed by gas chromatography with flame ionization and mass spectrometry detection systems. A total of sixty-seven compounds were found, sixty-four of which were common to both oils, although present in different relative amounts. The main component of the essential oils obtained from S. glutinosa fruit peel or leaves was trans-nerolidol (19.1% and 28.4%, respectively). Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (50%) and their oxygenated analogues (35%) were the most abundant compound types in the leaf oil. Monoterpene hydrocarbons (51%) were the principal compound family found in the oil obtained from fruit peels.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 05/2015; 27(4):1-7. DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1045087
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    ABSTRACT: Seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L. were irradiated with different doses of gamma rays; 2.5, 5, 10, 15 and 20 kGy from a cobalt source a at dose rate of 1.65 kGy/hour. The stimulatory effects of gamma irradiation at 10 kGy were evident for biochemical and elemental parameters at the flowering stage and thereafter declined. Nitrogen was found to be maximum in leaves and sulfur in roots at the flowering stage of seedlings grown from seeds exposed to 10 kGy. Sulfur content was found to be most sensitive to gamma irradiation doses resulting in a maximum decline in stems (89.10%), leaves (65.79%) and roots (57.07%) with 20 kGy, respectively. Amino acids exhibited a similar percent decline (52.79%) at the pre-flowering stage in plants raised from seeds irradiated with 20 kGy. Using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) and solid-phase particle microextraction (SPME) analysis, a remarkable percent increment was confirmed in tricyclene, α-pinene, β-myrcene, camphene, caryophyllene, β-gurgenene, n-nonanal, β-(E)-ocimene, (Z)-3-hexene-ol and germacrene D in plants raised from seeds exposed to 20 kGy. Maximum oil content (1.60%) was found in seeds irradiated with 20 kGy and minimum oil content was found in control seeds (0.89%). The study demonstrates the inverse response between primary and secondary metabolites in terms of enhancement in essential oil yield, as well as concentration of antioxidant components at 15 and 20 kGy.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1024890
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    ABSTRACT: The essential oils from six chemo-types of Zataria multiflora (ZMO) was obtained and examined for chemical composition and antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. Chemical analysis of ZMO was done by using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The antioxidant capacity of ZMO was examined through measuring ABTS, H2O2, nitrite and malondialdehyde (MDA) scavenging effects. The antibacterial activity toward Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans were tested by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determination. The cytotoxic effect of ZMO was tested on the human nasopharyngeal cancer cell line (KB), liver hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG-2) and epithelial breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). The main components of ZMO were carvacrol (4-57%), thymol (1-45%), p-cymene (4-20%), γ-terpinene (1-38%) and linalool (1-33%). ZMO exhibited good antioxidant activity against ABTS, H2O2, nitrite and MDA at concentrations less than 10 μg/mL. ZMO showed good cytotoxic activity against tested bacteria and fungi, and tumor cell line at concentrations less than 10 and 20 μg/mL, respectively. Thymol-rich ZMO exhibited stronger antioxidant activity, while carvacrol-rich ZMO exhibited stronger antibacterial, antifungal and antitumor activities.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1031917
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    ABSTRACT: The composition of the essential oils of six individual plants of Artemisia herba-alba Asso, growing wild in six different locations from southern Algeria, were investigated by capillary gas chromatography (GC) and GC/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) in combination with retention indices. Accounting for 76.3-97.2% of the oils, 132 constituents were identified, predominantly α-thujone (trace-47.1%), camphor (5.6-30.0%), chrysanthenone (trace-13.5%), β-thujone (trace-9.2%), 1,8-cineole (4.1-11.4%), cis-jasmone (0.8-12.1%) and davanone (trace-34.0.%). Regarding the α- and β-thujone toxicity and the extensive use of A. herba-alba as an aromatic and medicinal plant in folk medicine, we report here, with previous investigations, the thujone content of forty individual plants of A. herba-alba growing wild in sixteen different locations from the high table-lands, steppes and Sahara desert of Algeria. The available data indicate a high degree of variability in the percentage of the two constituents. Large amounts were present in essential oils of Ghardaia (88.9%), Ain-Sefra (59.0%), Laghouat (57.7%) and Sebdou (55.7%).
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1027418
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    ABSTRACT: The hydro-distilled essential oils obtained from the different organs (roots, leaves, stalks, inflorescences and fruits) of Kelussia odoratissima, an endemic medicinal plant of Iran, were analyzed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to determine their chemical composition. The essential oil content (w/w%) was in the order of: fruit (1.4%) > root (1.05%) > stalk (0.37%) > leaf (0.27%) > inflorescence (0.2%). The total number of compounds identified and quantified were thirty-two in roots, thirty-one in stalks, twenty-one in leaves, twenty-one in inflorescences and six in fruits, representing 99.5%, 99.2%, 98.2%, 98.1% and 99.7% of the total oil, respectively. The phthalide (Z)-ligustilide (54.0-86.0%) and (2E)-decen-1-ol (2.0-12.3%) were the major compounds in all plant organs. These results suggest that the five studied organs of K. odoratissima are potentially good sources of phthalides, which are known for their anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and insecticidal properties. This is the first report on the essential oil composition profile in the full range of organs of this species.
    Journal of Essential Oil Research 04/2015; 27(4):1-6. DOI:10.1080/10412905.2015.1025917