2015 Impact Factor Released for Catalysts – 2.964, June 14, 2016 16:26


We are pleased to inform you that the new Impact Factor of Catalysts has been released. According to the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters in June 2016, the new Impact Factor is 2.964, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.194. Compared to last year, the Impact Factor has increased by 48 percent (see figures below).

Catalysts now ranks 53/144 (Q2) in the category ‘Chemistry, Physical’ and is the highest ranking Open Access journal in the category.


Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Catalysts:

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Meet Our Editors at the ICC 16, May 24, 2016 14:59

We are pleased to announce that we will present Catalysts at the International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16) together with four other journals: Applied Sciences, Energies, Molecules and Materials. If you are at this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth 44) to meet our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Keith Hohn, and other representatives from Catalysts.

The International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16)
July 3–8, 2016 
Beijing, China

The ICC 16, with the theme of Catalysis for the Sustainable Development of the World, will feature the crucial roles of catalysis science and technology in improving the efficiencies of energy production and utilization of fossil resources, developing renewable energy, and abating/eliminating pollutants emission to the environment. The congress will serve as a platform to exchange new ideas and discuss advances in all areas of catalysis.


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Catalysts Best Paper Award 2016, May 6, 2016 17:30

We are pleased to announce that the following papers were selected as the first Prize of /Catalysts/ Best Paper Award 2016:

Toni Riittonen, Esa Toukoniitty, Dipak Kumar Madnani, Anne-Riikka Leino, Krisztian Kordas, Maria Szabo, Andras Sapi, Kalle Arve, Johan Wärnå and Jyri-Pekka Mikkola
(Article) One-Pot Liquid-Phase Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to 1-Butanol over Aluminium Oxide—The Effect of the Active Metal on the Selectivity. Catalysts 2012, 2, 68–84.
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4344/2/1/68/pdf


Manoj A. Lazar, Shaji Varghese and Santhosh S. Nair
(Review) Photocatalytic Water Treatment by Titanium Dioxide: Recent Updates. Catalysts 2012, 2, 572–601.
Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4344/2/4/572/pdf

We believe the above papers represent valuable contribution to /Catalysts/ and the scientific literature and warmly congratulate Dr. Toni Riittonen and Dr. Manoj A. Lazar and their groups. In recognition of their accomplishment, each of them have the chance to publish a paper (either a review paper or a research article), free of charge in /Catalysts/, after the peer-review procedure and the certificate.

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Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics added to the Emerging Sources Citation Index in Web of Science, March 31, 2016 15:32

We are pleased to announce that the journals Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics were recently accepted for inclusion in the newly launched Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science.

ESCI serves to highlight promising journals which are still under consideration for the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).


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New Editorial Office in Barcelona, Spain, March 24, 2016 11:19

We are excited to announce the opening of our new editorial office in Barcelona, Spain. The launch team is led by a Senior Editor and comprises further staff holding doctoral degrees with several years of research experience. The new editorial team will help us to get closer to European research communities and progress Sciforum, the platform to support the scientific community via conference hosting and other functions. They will also help spread the word about Open Access and meet academics at scientific events.

We are in the process of hiring more doctoral and masters graduates to join the editorial team and welcome applications via jobs@mdpi.com. For contact details about the office, see our contact page.

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Membership Established with the Max Planck Society, February 22, 2016 17:14

We are pleased to announce that the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an agreement with MDPI to support authors associated with the Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft). As of 22 February 2016, corresponding authors will receive full funding from the MPDL for articles published in MDPI journals, with a 10% discount applied to the Article Processing Charges. Additional details can be found at our institutional membership page.

Founded in 1948, The Max Planck Society is one of Germany’s leading research organizations, and is currently made up of 83 institutes conducting basic research in natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities. 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from its ranks of scientists and the society has more than 15,000 publications in scientific journals each year.


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