Catalysis Letters is an international journal devoted to the development of catalysis and to providing a platform for the exchange of seminal ideas and advances in heterogeneous, homogeneous, and bio-related catalysis. Our aim is to stimulate the cross-fertilization of ideas in order to bring the various sub-disciplines closer together and to facilitate the rapid dissemination of frontier research.

In addition to original research papers, the journal also publishes Perspective articles and Editorials authored by leading experts on the topic which focus attention on important issues and developments within the catalysis field.

Topical collections in the area of catalysis are published in our sister journal Topics in Catalysis. The journal publishes twenty themed issues per year edited by an invited renowned Guest Editor and compiled of only invited articles from leading authors.

  • Publishes in all fields of catalysis – heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis
  • Publishes both applied and theoretical catalysis
  • High rate of rejection
  • Publishes personal perspectives by renowned scientists
  • Rapid publication
  • 57% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Gabor Somorjai,
  • Hans-Joachim Freund
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.482 (2019)
Impact factor
2.555 (2019)
Five year impact factor
444,393 (2019)
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  • Key facts about Catalysis Letters

    Important recent changes for Catalysis Letters:

    • Broadened scope now includes heterogeneous, homogeneous, and bio-related catalysis
    • 4 new additional Editors to cover the broader scope
    • Emphasis on a rapid turnaround time for letters
    • Reorganization of the Editorial Board and creation of a Scientific Advisory Board
    • Authors are asked now to review page proofs of their papers
    • Graphical abstracts will now be published for each article

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Electronic ISSN
1572-879X
Print ISSN
1011-372X
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