Journal History

2011 Inaugural issue released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Indexed by Scopus and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2015 Received its first impact factor of 2.000.
2016 IF increased to 2.964. Changed to a monthly released journal.

IF increased to 3.082.


IF increased to 3.465.

The following topic sections were setup:

Electrocatalysis; Metal Catalysis; Biomass Catalysis; Computational Catalysis.


The 2018 Impact Factor was received (3.444).

New sections were set up:

Catalytic Materials; Environmental Catalysis; Photocatalysis; Nanostructured Catalysts; Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry; Biocatalysis and General.


The 2019 Impact Factor was received (3.520).

Catalysts published its 4000th paper.

Catalysts organized The 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences and its webinar series (“Recent Advances in Biocatalysis for Biomanufacturing”and “Bioelectrochemistry”).

2021 IF increased to 4.146.
Catalysts published its 5000th paper.
New sections were set up: Catalytic Reaction Engineering; Industrial Catalysis; Catalysis for Sustainable Energy; Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals.


2011– Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Leonarda Francesca Liotta for Section “Catalytic Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jean-François Lamonier for Section “Environmental Catalysis
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Vincenzo Baglio for Section “Electrocatalysis
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Adam F. Lee for Section “Nanostructured Catalysts
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Evangelos Topakas for Section “Biocatalysis
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Juan J. Bravo-Suarez for Section “Biomass Catalysis
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. C. Heath Turner for Section “Computational Catalysis

2019– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura for Section “Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry
 2020– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Detlef W. Bahnemann for Section “Photocatalysis
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