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

Metal-Organic Frameworks in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Recent Progress, New Trends, and Future Perspectives

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Girijesh Kumar, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad

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Research Interests: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) based heterogeneous catalysts and molecular recognition


Kun-Yi Andrew Lin, PhD, Distinguished Professor

Department of Environmental Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

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Research Interests: sustainable energy; the control of Green House Gases; nanoscale carbonaceous chemistry and application; polymeric nanocomposites

About This Topic

Catalysis in particular heterogeneous catalysis draws attention of the wider scientific community such as material scientists, chemical engineers including the modern industrialized society. In this regard, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising class of materials with several unique properties, such as tunable pore size, high porosity and surface area, diverse topological structures, and versatile functionality. These features not only enable the MOFs to be a potential candidate for catalytic applications by enhancing the catalytic activity, selectivity, and chemical stability of the MOFs but also provide the useful platform to accomplished the desired applications. Further, the efficiency of the catalysts is highly related to the collective work between active sites, assistant sites, and microenvironments. Thus, a thematic issue on the recent progress of the development of the functional MOFs leading to their utilization as heterogeneous catalysts for the various organic transformation reactions appeals to a wider scientific community including the catalysis community, the inorganic chemistry community, the materials science community and the chemical engineering community.


Heterogeneous catalysis, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), synergistic effect, pore, channels, surface area, recyclability, tunable pore volume, shape- and size-selectivity, regio-selectivity, chemo-selectivity, enantioselectivity

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.

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