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

Development of Enzymatic and Whole Cell Based Processes Towards the Production of Added Value Goods from Renewable Resources

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Pedro Fernandes, Research Scientist (IST/Ulisboa), Associate Professor (ULusofona)

1: iBB—Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences and Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

2: Associate Laboratory i4HB—Institute for Health and Bioeconomy at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

3: DREAMS and Faculty of Engineering, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Av. Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal

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Research Interests: Design, characterization and operation of immobilized biocatalysts; Development of enzymatic and whole cell based processes towards the production of added value goods from renewable resources; Design and development of meso- and microreactors

Sandra Aparecida de Assis, PhD

UEFS (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana)

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Research Interests: Biochemistry; Enzymes; Biopolymers

About This Topic

From pre-historic times where it was unwittingly present in food applications, e.g., manufacture of beer, bread, cheese and wine, to the present day where it is present in agriculture, chemical, cosmetics, detergents, energy, food and feed, leather, paper, pharmaceutical and textile industries and in the medical area, biocatalysis has become a mainstay to the current way of living. The relevant role of biocatalysis, anchored in either isolated enzymes or whole cells, has gained further prominence in recent years. Thus, the depletion/scarcity of traditional raw materials and ever-growing environmental concerns are pushing the pace towards the development and implementation of clean and sustainable production processes and services. Fulfilment of such goal requires high carbon efficiency, which entails the use of non-conventional and renewable feedstocks, e.g., agricultural, forest, industrial and urban waste, and operation in mild and environmentally friendly conditions, which are typical for biocatalysts to perform. Accordingly, this special issue aims to present current advances on the sustainable biocatalytic production of added value goods and services. Thus, we call for all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) reviews, perspectives, and brief research reports in this area, including but not limited, to the following themes:

- Enzymatic and whole cell biotransformations from renewable raw materials
- Stabilization of biocatalysts
- Design of enzymatic cascades for one pot biotransformations
- Enzymatic and/or chemo-enzymatic deconstruction of feedstocks
- Biocatalyst optimization through enzyme engineering
- Biocatalysis for biofuel and bioenergy generation

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

Production and Characterization of Carboxymethylcellulase by Submerged Fermentation of Moniliophthora perniciosa

Received: 24 December 2022;  Published: 12 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2302019


Microorganisms that are capable of degrading lignocellulolytic materials can produce extracellular cellulase complexes. Microorganisms are an excellent alternative for the production of cellulolytic complex, since these sources have a high power of multiplication. In this work, we researched the production by the fungus Moniliophthor [...]
Open Access Research Article

Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Meat Waste for a Circular Economy

Received: 30 December 2022;  Published: 16 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301008


This work demonstrates the possibility of implementing a technology that allows profitable value to be drawn from the meat waste from retail stores. Protein hydrolysate, collagen and fatty acids were recovered from meat waste through enzymatic hydrolysis using a mixture of enzymes: a protease (Alcalase) and a lipase (Resinase). Enzymatic h [...]
Open Access Original Research

Fungal Laccase-Mediated Enhancement of the Bioactivity of Green Algae Extracts

Received: 01 December 2022;  Published: 19 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301004


Biomass derived from green marine macroalgae Ulva sp. is considered a rich source of bioactive compounds. In the present study, we demonstrate the increased bioactivity of a phenolic-rich extract derived from green marine macroalgae Ulva intestinalis after its treatment with fungal laccases from
Open Access Original Research

Biochemical Characteristics and Healing Activity of Bromelia laciniosa Leaf Protease

Received: 27 May 2022;  Published: 25 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203024


Macambira plant (Bromelia laciniosa Mart. Ex Shult. & Schult. f.) is a species belonging to the family Bromeliaceae, which is distributed widely in the hinterlands of northeastern Brazil [...]
Open Access Review

Lipases: Sources of Acquisition, Ways of Production, and Recent Applications

Received: 16 February 2022;  Published: 07 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202013


Enzymes are extensively used in biotechnological processes in several areas of industry. They are sustainable and safe, and their specificity is another characteristic that improves the performance in the process. Among enzymes, lipase is relevant due to the ability to play different roles in the industry and the possibility of collecting [...]