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, case report, study protocol, 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.

Indexing: COPE.

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021

Special Issue

Transition-Metal Based Catalysts for Clean Energy Conversion and Storage

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Associate Professor Manashi Nath, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO USA

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Research Interests: Water splitting; Solar energy conversion; Hydrogen and oxygen evolution; Nanomaterials

About the Topic:

In recent years technologies to support clean energy generation from renewable and sustainable resources has attracted significant attention. Materials innovation plays a critical role in this surge of research activities where new compositions are being identified and designed for efficient energy conversion and storage. Transition metal chalcogenides (sulfides, selenides, and tellurides) are an important class of compounds exhibiting interesting optoelectronic and magnetic properties. The reduced electronegativity of the chalcogenide anion along with stronger lattice covalency impart novel properties to these materials which leads to interesting structural chemistry, facile charge transfer, electronic conductivity and tunable electrochemical redox. By virtue of such wide range of tunable properties, transition metal chalcogenides have shown increasing importance for wide range of applications related to energy conversion and storage which involves electron and hole generation under optical, electrical and chemical bias, as well as transfer. Accordingly, transition metal chalcogenides have been used for solar energy conversion, electrocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, electrochemical CO2 reduction, supercapacitor and rechargeable batteries. This special issue will focus on investigating transition metal chalcogenide compositions for various energy conversion and storage related applications with special emphasis on materials innovation and understanding structure-property correlation in this important family of compounds.


Solar hydrogen; Supercapacitor; Transition metal selenide; Transition metal telluride; Solar water splitting; Artificial photosynthesis; CO2 reduction; Solar cells; Oxygen evolution reaction; Hydrogen generation