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
    Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany


  • M. Beller
    Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany
  • G.J. Hutchings
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • M.T. Koper
    Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
  • H. Liu
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • S.T. Oyama
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • F.H. Ribeiro
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • J. Sauer
    Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • B.M. Weckhuysen
    Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Senior Editors

  • J. Armor, Orefield, Pennsylvania, USA
  • G.L. Haller
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • R. Prins
    Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Associate Editors

  • A. Bhan
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • K. Takanabe
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Editorial Board

  • C.R. Apesteguia
    Instituto de investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquím (INCAPE), Santa Fe, Argentina
  • M.A. Barteau
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • A.T. Bell
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • A. Corma Canós
    Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
  • R. J. Davis
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • K.P. de Jong
    Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • W.N. Delgass
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • K. Domen
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • J. Dumesic
    University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • H.-J. Freund
    Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • B.C. Gates
    University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
  • E. Iglesia
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • I. Ivanova
    M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • J.S. Lee
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, The Republic of Korea
  • C. Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Dalian, China
  • J.K. Nørskov
    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
  • D.E. Resasco
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
  • S.L. Soled
    Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company, Annandale, New Jersey, USA
  • H. Topsøe
    Haldor Topsoe A/S, Lyngby, Denmark
  • H. Toulhoat
    Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP), Rueil Malmaison, France
  • B. Wichterlova
    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague 8, Czech Republic