Applied Petrochemical Research is a quarterly Open Access journal supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and all the manuscripts are single-blind peer-reviewed for scientific quality and acceptance. The article-processing charge (APC) for all authors is covered by KACST.

Every year KACST awards the best paper with the KACST Medal and $ 5000.

Contributions can be made in the format of:

(a) Original papers. These are full-length papers that report on a body of applied research that has been completed. It requires the authors to report their experimental findings, as well as interpret their data. If authors want to report research data with limited interpretation, or report on research that is unlikely to be sufficient for a full-length paper, they must submit the work as a "Research note".

(b) Review papers. These are an up to date summary of work that has been performed in a well-defined field within the scope of the journal. When submitting a review, it is important to discuss the work that has been published in literature (journal and patent) and to put it into context, highlighting progress and the application to the petrochemical industry. Authors are encouraged to interpret the literature and provide an argued perspective on future directions or opportunities in the field being reviewed.

(c) Research notes. These are short communications that report on meaningful data that may not be sufficient for an "Original paper". This type of communication is mainly aimed at scientists and engineers in industry. Authors are encouraged to submit work dealing with industrial case studies, performance test runs on industrial facilities, pilot plant investigations and experimental investigations that are unlikely to be of sufficient scope or depth to lead to full-length research papers. Papers on experimental investigations with a negative outcome and that convincingly demonstrate that a specific avenue of research is not profitable or technically feasible, are also welcome.

  • This is an Open Access journal that is peer reviewed, but with no author fees.
  • We encourage submission of Research Notes, short scientific studies and reports not requiring presentation as a full length paper.
  • There is an Annual Prize of $ 5000 for the best manuscript.
  • The waiver of author fees and annual prize are made possible due to sponsorship by KACST.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Hamid A. Almegren,
  • Arno de Klerk
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Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

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79 days
Submission to first decision
153 days
Submission to acceptance
131,922 (2019)
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2190-5533
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