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 and Prospectives on Single Atom Catalysis (SAC)

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

Guest Editors

Dr. Yuvaraj Gangarajula, Postdoctoral Fellow

CAS Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Applied Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Dalian, China


Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Strong Metal Support Interaction (SMSI); Single Atom Catalysis (SAC); Methane reforming; CO oxidation; Organic transformations

Gao-Lei Hou, PhD, Professor

MOE Key Laboratory for Non-Equilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, School of Physics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China

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Research Interests: Chemical physics; Spectroscopy; Quantum chemistry; Instrumentation; Quantum chemistry; Laser spectroscopy; Mass spectrometry; Computational chemistry; Molecular radicals; Aerosol chemistry; Electronic structure

Botao Qiao, PhD, Professor

CAS Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Applied Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, China

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Research Interests: Single-atom catalysis; Strong metal-support interaction

About This Topic

Single Atom Catalysis (SAC) is one of the trending concepts in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, because that the existence of coordinatively unsaturated active sites, maximum atom utilization, unique electronic and geometrical properties different from their nanostructures could help the catalysts to exhibit superior catalytic performance. Recently, tremendous progress has been achieved in the area of SAC in the form of new strategy development for synthesis, characterization, and stabilization of single atoms and utilization of single atom catalysts, greatly expanding their applications in various fields, such as material science, energy science, and environmental science. This special issue focus on both fundamental and application aspects of the developments of SACs, for instance, the application of SACs in thermal catalytic, photocatalytic, electrocatalytic, and plasma catalytic processes. We invite original research papers, review articles, and short essays.

The potential topics from the following research areas are expected:

Biomass conversion into fuels Greenhouse gases conversion into value added chemicals
Environmental applications
Photocatalytic applications
Hydrogen Production and Storage
Solar energy conversion

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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