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)

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Special Issue

Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials for Environmental Catalysis

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

Guest Editor

Placidus B. Amama, PhD, Associate Professor

Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

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Research Interests: Carbon nanomaterials; Environmental catalysis

About This Topic

Although TiO2 photocatalysis has become an appealing approach as a green technology for environmental remediation, it suffers from two fundamental limitations: (1) fast recombination of holes and electrons that decreases its photocatalytic activity; and (2) a wide intrinsic bandgap (3.2 eV for anatase) that limits its photoactivity to the UV range. Recently, nanocomposites formed by coupling carbon nanomaterials to TiO2 have attracted strong interest due to the ability of the nanostructures to induce synergistic effects that can suppress recombination of photogenerated charges and redshift the photoresponse to the visible region. These nanostructures used for coupling are among the most exciting in the materials community due to their extraordinary properties. The aim of this Special Issue is to report the most recent advances in synthesis, characterization, and photocatalytic applications of hybrid nanocomposites formed by coupling a semiconductor and a nanomaterial. It will also focus on mechanistic understanding of photocatalytic processes involving these hybrid composites such as the formation and participation of the free radicals in photocatalytic reactions and how hybrid properties can be used to tune activity and photoresponse.

We encourage submission of all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) review, perspectives, and brief research reports in the areas of environmental photocatalysis, including but not limited to the following themes:

    Air purification;
    Waste water treatment;
    Photocatalytic inactivation of pathogens;
    Semiconductor photocatalysts;
    Hybrid photocatalysts;
    Photocatalyst films.

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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