Journal of Catalysis is the premier scholarly publication in the field of catalysis and an indispensable source of information for chemists and chemical engineers in both industrial and academic fields. Over the last decade, Journal of Catalysis has been ranked among the top five chemical engineering journals in terms of impact and relevance. During this period, it has published some of the most important contributions to physical chemistry and the science and applications of catalysis.

Journal of Catalysis publishes original, rigorous, and scholarly contributions in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis and homogeneous catalysis. These include studies that relate catalytic function to fundamental chemical processes at surfaces and in metal complexes, novel concepts in surface chemistry, the synthesis and catalytic function of novel inorganic solids and complexes, spectroscopic methods for structural characterization, and theoretical methods of direct interest and impact in the science and applications of catalysts and catalytic processes.

Journal of Catalysis publishes manuscripts of archival value because of their significant fundamental and conceptual contributions to our understanding and practice of catalytic chemistries. The journal features authoritative articles, priority communications, research notes, and letters to the Editors.

Journal of Catalysis also publishes Priority Communications and Research Notes. Priority Communications contain unique, exciting, and novel results that provide compelling evidence for rapid publication; while results in such communications may be of a preliminary nature, experimental details must be fully documented and the results reliably reproduced. Research Notes typically contain data and concepts that resolve in a concise but rigorous manner issues raised in previous publications.

Editorial board


  • J.A. Lercher
    Technical University of Munich Chair I for Technical Chemistry, Garching, Germany


  • M. Beller
    Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock, Germany
  • A. Bhan
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • G.J. Hutchings
    Cardiff University Cardiff School of Chemistry, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • M.T. Koper
    Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Haichao Liu PhD
    Peking University College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Beijing, China
  • S.T. Oyama
    The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering Department of Chemical System Engineering, Bunkyo-Ku, Japan
  • F.H. Ribeiro
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • J. Sauer
    Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • K. Takanabe
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • B.M. Weckhuysen
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Senior Editors

  • J. Armor, Orefield, Pennsylvania, United States
  • G.L. Haller
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • R. Prins
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Zurich, Switzerland

Associate Editors

  • C. Chin
    University of Toronto Chin Research group, Toronto, Canada
  • E. Nikolla
    Wayne State University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Detroit, United States

Editorial Board

  • C.R. Apesteguia
    Research Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • M.A. Barteau
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • A.T. Bell
    University of California Berkeley Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States
  • A. Corma Canós PhD
    Chemical Technology Institute, Valencia, Spain
  • R. J. Davis
    University of Virginia, Department of Chemical Engineering, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • W.N. Delgass
    Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering, Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • K. Domen
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • J. Dumesic
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • H.-J. Freund
    Fritz Haber Institute of the MP Society, Berlin, Germany
  • B.C. Gates
    University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
  • E. Iglesia
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • I. Ivanova
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • K.P. de Jong
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • J.S. Lee
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea, Republic of
  • C. Li
    Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China
  • J.K. Nørskov
    Technical University of Denmark Department of Physics, Kogens Lyngby, Denmark
  • D.E. Resasco
    The University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering, Norman, Oklahoma, United States
  • S.L. Soled
    ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company Annandale, Annandale, New Jersey, United States
  • H. Topsøe
    Haldor Topsoe AS, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • H. Toulhoat
    IFP Energies nouvelles, Rueil Malmaison, France
  • B. Wichterlova
    Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic