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

Recent Progress on Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation Catalysts

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

Guest Editors

Junchen Liu, PhD

North Carolina State University

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Research Interests: Dehydrogenation catalysis; Chemical looping; Process intensification

Michalis Konsolakis, PhD, Associate Professor

Industrial, Energy and Environmental Systems Lab (IEESL), School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100 Chania, Greece

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Surface science; Materials science; Rational design of metal oxides; Nanocatalysis; Promotion in catalysis; Metal-support interactions; CO2 hydrogenation; Direct carbon fuel cells; H2 production & utilization; Air pollution control

About This Topic

Hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions are two key petrochemical reactions that produce commodities such as ethylene, propylene, alkenylbenzenes, and gasoline. They are also of interest in specialty chemical production. Due to the high energy barrier, both reactions proceed in harsh environments (e.g., high pressure, high temperature, etc.). Therefore, catalyzed hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions would be attractive to reduce the energy barrier and improve the energy efficiency and throughput of the reactions. For years, research and development have focused on catalytic dehydrogenations and hydrogenations of a wide variety of compounds, yielding many inspiring catalyst systems. This special issue will summarize the recent developments in catalyst design and optimization for catalytic dehydrogenation and hydrogenation reactions in both homogeneous and heterogeneous form, providing meaningful insights for future development.

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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