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

Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO2

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

Guest Editors

Dr. Minaxi Samatbhai Maru, Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Chemical Science, P. D. Patel Institute of Applied Sciences, Charotar University of Science and Technology

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Research Interests: Catalysis; Inorganic chemistry; Coordination chemistry; Organometallic compounds; Nanoparticles; Kinetics of catalytic reactions; Single crystal structure determination

Narendra Kumar, PhD

Adjunct Professor (Docent), Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Biskopsgatan 8, FI-20500 Turku/Åbo, Finland

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; catalyst synthesis; nanoporous materials; catalyst characterization; zeolite catalysis; refinery processes; hydrocarbon conversion; reaction mechanism; biomass transformations

About This Topic

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most significant greenhouse gas and a prominent C1 building block as a safe, cost-effective, and renewable carbon source for the production of valuable organic chemicals and materials. CO2 utilisation as a feedstock for chemical production reduces increasing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and provides a large platform for exploring new opportunities and concepts for catalytic and industrial development. CO2 hydrogenation has been the most significant chemical process for several years because it provides a promising opportunity for long-term development in the environmental and energy sectors. It also leads to producing valuable chemicals and fuels while reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.


Carbon dioxide; Catalytic hydrogenation; Homogeneous catalysis; Heterogeneous catalysis

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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