Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 4.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 13.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021

Special Issue

Catalysis: Metal-based Functional Materials for Environmental/Chemical Engineering Applications

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Dr. Zhong-Ting Hu, Full Professor (Biography)

1: Industrial Catalysis Institute, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
2: Institute of Environmental-Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China

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Research Interests: Functional materials in micro/nanostructure; Harmful microorganism disinfection; Resources conversion in heavy-carbon materials

About This Topic

Metal-based catalysts is a kind of catalyst for promoting chemical reactions. The active component could be metal and non-metal sites, in which the metal can be noble and transition metals. The non-metal sites should be carbon (C), nitrogen (N), sulfur (S), oxygen (O) and so on. The noble metal catalysts are widely used in industries, environmental decontamination and other areas due to their high activity. The transition metal catalysts and non-metal catalysts in the research stage are the promising alternatives because they are economic and abundant. However, the above catalysts more or less have disadvantages in aspects of easy loss, low activity, short lifespan, etc. Some of enhancement methods such as optimizing active center, adjusting electron structure, designing coordination structure, and changing geometric configuration both in single-phase catalysts and nanocomposites are sought. The structure-activity relationship needs to be further studied scientific questions. Original papers on the type of research works and review papers related to catalyst preparation, material characterization, modeling and calculation, technology development, and application evaluation for environmental/chemical engineering are warmly welcomed in this Special Issue.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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