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

Current and Prospective Developments in Nanoparticles (NPs) and Nanoclusters’ (NCs) Catalysis, and Photocatalysis inside Organic Cages

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

Guest Editor

Giri Babu Veerakanellore, PhD, Staff Scientist

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

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Research Interests: Drug discovery; Organic synthesis; Photo-organic chemistry; Nanoparticles; Method developments in heterocyclic chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Photocatalysis; Photo-isomerization and photodimerization

About This Topic

Nanoparticles (NPs) and nanoclusters (NCs) have unique physical and chemical properties due to their size, shape and material properties. Interestingly, the huge demand of NPs and NCs was created among the scientific research community for their wide range of applications including catalysis. The aim of the special issue focuses on the synthesis, characterization, nanoparticle and nanocluster’ catalysis, the photo- and thermal- catalytic applications of NPs and NCs. The special issue invites the original research papers, review articles, and short essays.

The organic cages (OCs) have a distinctive cavity size and hydrophobic environment, which create the exceptional reacting environment for small organic molecules to react inside the cages in the presence of light and lead to the formation of remarkable products. The primary goal of the special issue focuses on the synthesis and characterization of new organic cages (cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils, octa acids and octa amines), their photoproducts formed inside these OCs, and their photocatalytic applications. We invite original research papers, review articles, and short essays.


  • Synthesis of Nanoparticles and nanoclusters
  • Catalytic applications of NPs and NCs.
  • Dimerization reactions inside organic cages (cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils, octa acids and octa amines)
  • Photocatalytic cycloaddition reactions in organic cages
  • Isomerization of olefins
  • Biological applications
  • Photocatalytic reactions

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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