Applied Catalysis A: General publishes original papers on all aspects of catalysis of basic and practical interest to chemical scientists in both industrial and academic fields, with an emphasis onnew understanding of catalysts and catalytic reactions, new catalytic materials, new techniques, and new processes, especially those that have potential practical implications.

Papers that report results of a thorough study or optimization of systems or processes that are well understood, widely studied, or minor variations of known ones are discouraged. Authors should include statements in a separate section "Justification for Publication" of how the manuscript fits the scope of the journal in the cover letter to the editors. Submissions without such justification will be rejected without review.

The journal accepts original Research Papers, Reviews, invited Perspective and Feature articles and Letters to the Editor.

Submitted manuscripts should contain sufficient details of the description of methods and characterization results of catalysts, reactants, and products that meet the prevalent standards in the catalysis field, such that it is possible for others in the field to reproduce observations and data. Reproducibility of data and/or error analysis should be included. Relevant experimental conditions and/or model parameters should be included in figure captions or table footnotes. Submissions not meeting these requirements will be rejected without review.

Editorial board


  • Harold Kung
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States


  • Wha-Seung Ahn
    Inha University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of
  • Peter Au
    Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Chemistry, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Kazunari Domen
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Marcos Fernández-García PhD
    Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, Madrid, Spain
  • Justin Hargreaves
    University of Glasgow, Department of Chemistry, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Josephine Hill
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jose Lopez Nieto
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Carsten Sievers
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Founding Editor

  • B. Delmon
    Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Editorial Board

  • Y. Cao
    Shanghai, China
  • J. Čejka
    Praha, Czech Republic
  • L.M. Cornaglia
    Santa Fe, Argentina
  • W. Epling
    Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • N. Essayem
    Villeurbanne, France
  • E.V. Gusevskaya
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • S. Ikeda
    Osaka, Japan
  • M. Kung
    Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • U. Olsbye
    Oslo, Norway
  • C. Papadopoulou
    Patras, Greece
  • D.-W. Park
    Busan, Korea, Republic of
  • V.I. Parvulescu
    Bucuresti, Romania
  • F.B. Passos
    Niterói., Brazil
  • I. Rodriguez-Ramos
    Madrid, Spain
  • V. A. Sadykov
    Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
  • B.H. Shanks
    Ames, Iowa, United States
  • M. Shirai
    Sendai, Japan
  • K. Tomishige
    Tsukuba, Japan
  • J. Vohs
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Y. Wang
    Xiamen, China
  • J.C.S. Wu
    Taipei, Taiwan