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Catalysis for Sustainable Energy

Since February 2017 Catalysis for Sustainable Energy has merged with Recyclable Catalysis.

Catalysis for Sustainable Energy publishes papers covering all aspects of catalysis relevant for sustainable energy generation, including design of catalysts, their characterization, kinetics and mechanisms of reactions, deactivation/regeneration, design of fuel cells and reactors, estimation of process parameters, their modelling and optimization. Catalysis in fuel cells (PEMC, SOFC), hydrogen energy in general; catalysis in production of syngas, hydrogen and biofuels (biodiesel and green diesel production, upgrading of fats and oils from renewable sources; catalytic upgrading of glycerol; conversion of biomass derived carbohydrates to fuels, catalysis in depolymerization of lignin; catalytic pyrolysis of biomass; catalytic upgrading of bio-oil: biomass gasification in the presence of catalysts; BTL; production of renewable hydrogen; catalytic transformation of CO2 to fuels, as well as other relevant to catalysis for sustainable energy topics will be considered.

Why subscribe and read

  • premier source of high quality research in the field of catalysis for sustainable energy,
  • coverage of all aspects of catalysis relevant for sustainable energy generation,
  • update on exciting developments in all fields of catalysis for sustainable energy,
  • multidisciplinary scope providing comprehensive coverage of catalyst design and characterization, kinetics and mechanisms of reactions, deactivation/regeneration, design of fuel cells and reactors, reaction and reactor engineering,
  • indispensable source of information about catalysis in fuel cells (PEMC, SOFC); hydrogen energy in general; catalysis in production of syngas, hydrogen and biofuels,
  • publication venue for all members of the researcher community in the field of catalysis for hydrogen energy/renewable energy,
  • excellent articles authored by researchers from all over the world, who appreciate our fast, fair and constructive peer review.

Why submit

  • no submission charges and no publication charges (APCs),
  • multidisciplinary journal addressing the fundamental science and technology in catalysis for sustainable energy,
  • venue for dissemination original, rigorous, and scholarly contributions,
  • authoritative articles on fundamentals and applications of the catalysts for sustainable energy,
  • appealing to both academic and industrial scientists,
  • research on all aspects of catalysis relevant for sustainable energy generation is welcome, including fuel cells, production of syngas and hydrogen; biodiesel and green diesel; upgrading of fats, oils, glycerol; bio-oil; conversion of carbohydrates to fuels; depolymerization of lignin; pyrolysis of biomass; BTL; CO2 to fuels, as well as other sustainable energy related topics.

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Catalysis for Sustainable Energy is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - CAplus
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • Chronos Hub
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Engineering Village
  • Google Scholar
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JournalGuide
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  • Microsoft Academic
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  • Polymer Library
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  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
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  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • TEMA Technik und Management
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover


Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/cse/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at Vladislav.Sadykov@degruyter.com.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium,
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal,
  • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience,
  • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper,
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal publishes:

  • Research Articles,
  • Communications and Rapid Communications*,
  • Reviews and Mini-Reviews,
  • Vision papers,
  • Letter to the editor.

Peer-Review Process
The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the authors). Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two or more experts. Reviewers are asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. Although the journal uses the plagiarism detection system CrossCheck, reviewers should alert the editors if they suspect any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism.

Reviewers are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help both the editors make a decision on the publication and the author(s) to improve their manuscript. They should point out whether the work has serious flaws that preclude its publication, or whether additional experiments should be carried out or additional data should be collected to support the conclusions drawn.

Formatting Requirements

Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

  • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below),
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format,
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as:

  • your full name (submitted by),
  • full title of article and short title,
  • full list of authors with affiliations,
  • e-mail of the corresponding author,
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author,
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one,
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted).

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion. For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

Open Access License

Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Vladislav A. Sadykov, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia

Journal Editors
Dmitry Yu. Murzin, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Maria Michela Dell'Anna, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Editorial Advisory Board
Donato A. G. Aranda, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Asim Bhaumik, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
Vicente Cortés Corberán, CSIC (Spanish Council for Scientific Research), Spain
Jean-François Carpentier, CNRS-Université de Rennes, France
James A. Dumesic, University of Wisconsin, USA
Samy El-Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Atsushi Fukuoka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Zhenshan Hou, East China University of Science and Technology, China
John T.S. Irvine, University of St Andrews, UK
JaeSung Lee, Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), Korea
Angeliki Lemonidou, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
Valery V. Lunin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Arpad Molnar, University of Szeged, Hungary
Wenjie Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Alevtina Smirnova, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
Stojan Stavber, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Assistant Editors
Sofia Khromova, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia

Language Editor
Michael Wentzel, Augsburg College, USA

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Editorial Contact
Dmitry Murzin and Vladislav Sadykov