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

The journal 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

Green Catalysts for the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Dr. Susheel Gulati, Research Associate

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

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Research Interests: Organic synthesis; Synthetic organic chemistry; Green chemistry; Preparation of green catalysts

Luísa Margarida Martins, PhD, Associate Professor with Habilitation

Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

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Research Interests: Application of green chemistry principles in the innovative design and synthesis of (homogeneous and heterogenized) catalysts towards the development of efficient catalytic processes of industrial significance such as the sustainable synthesis of large-scale commodities (e.g., acetic and adipic acids) or the production of fuels from captured carbon dioxide; Preferred catalysts are C-scorpionate metal complexes; Molecular electrochemistry

About This Topic

Heterocyclic motifs are unique precursors for the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals particularly. The development of procedures to prepare heterocycles is of great importance in synthesis of organic compounds, especially the heterocycles which can be found in natural products. Recently, organic synthesis has been attracted towards the development of new environmental friendly procedures to achieve the goals of green chemistry. The fundamental aspects of green chemistry are use of green catalysts and environmental benign solvents under mild conditions. This special issue welcomes letters, research articles, reviews and perspectives on the use of green catalysts for synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds.


Green catalysts, Heterocycles, Solid acid catalysts, Green Chemistry

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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