Journal of Catalysis

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Journal of Catalysis  
Journal of catalysis journal cover.gif
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Catal.
Discipline Catalysis
Language English
Edited by Johannes A. Lercher
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0021-9517 (print)
1090-2694 (web)
LCCN 64005979
OCLC no. 1783064

The Journal of Catalysis is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research on all aspects of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. It is published by Elsevier and it was established in 1962 by J. H. de Boer and P. W. Selwood.

The current editor-in-chief is Johannes A. Lercher (Technische Universität München). Former editors-in-chief have been F. S. Stone, W. K. Hall, G. L. Haller, W. N. Delgass, and E. Iglesia.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 6.073.[1]

Article types[edit]

The Journal of Catalysis publishes the following four types of papers:

  • Letters to the Editor: are short priority publications related to a statement made in a recently published article
  • Research Notes: are articles that do not warrant priority publication
  • Priority Communications: are research articles that contain original scientific work with a requirement for rapid publication
  • Research papers: are full scientific articles which contain original scientific work


  1. ^ "Journal of Catalysis". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 

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