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
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  • 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)

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Special Issue

Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Shijun Liao, PhD

Professor, The Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, The Key Laboratory of New Energy, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China

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Research Interests: Electrocatalysis; Fuel cell

About the topic

Fuel cell is a device/technology to converse chemical energy of the fuel cell to electric energy directly, high efficiently, and environmental benignly, it has worldwide recognized as one of the most promising energy technologies in the new century. Currently, the commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cell technology has been emerged in China, Japan, USA and some European countries. However, the high cost and poor durability are still the problems hindering the progress of the widespread commercialization of fuel cells, although tremendous progress in fuel cell technologies has been achieved in past decade. Electrocatalyst is one of the most important materials for fuel cell, it plays a crucial role for the performance, cost and durability of fuel cells, thus, huge attention has been paid to develop new catalysts and understanding their electrocatalysis mechanism. To display the innovations and progresses on the fuel cell catalysis in recent years, promoting fuel cell’s application and commercialization, we here propose a special issue to collect the latest research works and reviews about the advances in fuel cell catalysis.

We call for all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) reviews, perspectives, and brief research reports in the areas of fuel cell catalysis, including but not limited to the following themes:

  • New electrocatalyst materials for fuel cell, including PEM fuel cell, SOFC fuel cell and other types of fuel cells;
  • Low platinum catalysts;
  • Non-platinum catalysts;
  • Other types of catalysts;
  • Characterization and characterization technologies;
  • Catalytic mechanism exploration and understanding.

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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Open Access Research Article

3D Fe3O4-decorated Nitrogen-doped Graphene Aerogel as a Highly Durable Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reactions

Received: 29 April 2022;  Published: 21 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202016


The rational design of efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is the key to developing fuel cells and metal-air batteries. Carbon-supported iron-based materials, as the most promising electrocatalysts for ORR, have drawn much attention as they are cost-effective and exhibit high activity. In this work, a three-dimension [...]
Open Access Review

Recent Progress in the Development of Molecular Electrocatalysts for Formate Oxidation

Received: 31 December 2021;  Published: 22 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2201006


Fuel cells based on renewable synthetic fuels are promising alternatives to fossil fuel combustion for efficient electricity production. Much focus has been placed on hydrogen as a chemical fuel, but being a flammable gas, there are challenges with its safe handling. Formic acid is an attractive liquid fuel for use in direct formic [...]