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

Single-Atom Catalysts (SACs)

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

Guest Editor

Hongxing Dai, PhD

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Environment and Life, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China

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Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Photocatalysis; Environmental catalysis; Nanomaterials; Porous materials

About This Topic

A single-atom catalyst (SAC) is defined as an isolated metal atom anchored by a support as a monatomic active site. In the past decade, SACs have become a hot research topic due to their 100% atomic utilization and maximum dispersion. A large number of controllable preparation strategies of SACs have been developed, and their wide applications in heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, and electrocatalysis have been confirmed to be promising. This special issue can provide a platform to exchange and share the novel ideas and recent research advancements for the researchers dedicated to the SACs used for various reactions. Subject areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Single-atom catalysis
  • Single-atom catalysts
  • Single-atom catalysts preparation
  • Catalytic mechanism
  • Single-atom heterogeneous catalysis
  • Single-atom photocatalysis
  • Single-atom electrocatalysis

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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