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, 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.


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Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

Progress in Reaction Kinetics, Catalysis and Chemical Reactors

Submission Deadline: April 01, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Jaime Soler Herrero, PhD, Associate Professor

Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

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Research Interests: Catalytic Process Engineering; Catalysis, Molecular Separations; Reactor Engineering

About This Topic

Chemical kinetics is one of the oldest branches of physical chemistry, and its study is intrinsically tied to understanding mechanisms and assigning specific rate constants to individual mechanistic steps. In this way, a deep knowledge of this field can help in more efficient chemical processes with less environment impact.

Catalysis is ubiquitous in chemical industry of all kinds. Estimates are that 90% of all commercially produced chemical products involve catalysts at some stage in the process of their manufacture. The development of new catalysts is key for the chemical industry in the future.

The design of chemical reactors deals with multiple aspects of chemical engineering. Chemical engineers design reactors to maximize net present value for the given reaction. Comparison among different reactors can contribute significantly to improve both yield and durability in many commercial chemical processes. In this special issue entitled “Progress in Reaction Kinetics, Catalysis and Chemical Reactors”, we welcome all kind of works in the form of original research papers or short reviews that reflect the state-of-the-art of these research areas.


Kinetics; Catalysis; Catalyst; Chemical reactors