Journal Title
JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS

J CATAL

ISSN / eISSN
0021-9517 / 1090-2694
Aims and Scope
Journal of Catalysis is the premier scholarly publication in the field of catalysis and an indispensable source of information for chemists and chemical engineers in both industrial and academic fields. Over the last decade, Journal of Catalysis has been ranked among the top five chemical engineering journals in terms of impact and relevance. During this period, it has published some of the most important contributions to physical chemistry and the science and applications of catalysis.
Subject Area

CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL

ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL

CiteScore
12.70 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Chemistry - Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Q1 #13/185
Chemistry - Catalysis Q1 #11/64
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL - SCIE Q1
ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL - SCIE Q1
H-index
218
Country/Area of Publication
UNITED STATES
Publisher
Academic Press Inc.
Publication Frequency
Semimonthly
Year Publication Started
1962
Annual Article Volume
448
Open Access
NO
Contact
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE, 525 B ST, STE 1900, SAN DIEGO, USA, CA, 92101-4495
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
The comments section is chaotic. According to some people's logic, it is difficult for Chinese people to vote = poor magazine = deserves to be in the second district??

Is the position of JC high? Yes. Is it on a downhill path? Yes. But even a starved camel is better than the level of those domestic magazines with a score of only ten or so. Take a look at the articles inside and compare them directly in similar fields, and you will know that JC still has a very high research depth.

Also, Applied Surface Science, a journal that publishes junk articles, has been listed in the first district of the Chinese Academy of Sciences this year. How can JC, no matter how poor it is, be worse than a journal like Applied Surface Science that can even pass and publish articles on "qi gong synthesis method" and "chanting synthesis material method"? Applied Surface Science published several articles last year on qi gong chanting synthesis materials and materials that can "suppress the novel coronavirus through space," which you can easily find on Zhihu by searching for the keywords. It's astonishing. Those who criticize JC and praise Applied Surface Science should calm down after reading those amazing articles before embarrassing themselves.

Applied Surface Science can publish articles on qigong and metaphysics and still be listed in the first district, and there are plenty of domestic papers with connections that are also listed in the first district. The Qing Dynasty has been gone for over a hundred years, but there are still people daring to say that JC doesn't deserve to be in the first district?
2022-01-18
I estimate that the comment section is mostly young people, with a heavy negative attitude. Unable to sleep, I came here to give my evaluation.

As for myself, I am in my forties, about to turn fifty, and have been in this field for over twenty years. I have published several articles in journals such as JACS, NC, JC, AM, ASS, Small, and so on. Indeed, JC has been on a decline in the past two years. The quality of some so-called new materials papers published in JC is increasingly unworthy. A few months ago, I even discussed with my former colleague whether this journal would be downgraded, and I didn't expect it to actually happen. However, the comment by angewwang downstairs is too extreme. Supporting JC may be because angewwang has published a paper in this journal, but the most taboo thing to do in any field is to blindly praise or criticize. ASS still holds authority in the field of membrane materials (although overall, I personally believe that it is in the upper range of the second quartile in this field). angewwang is probably still a student, not familiar with the situation. Let's calm down and focus on studying without negativity.

Lastly, I hope JC can return to the same level as NC in its prime! Of course, this cannot be achieved without everyone's efforts.
2022-01-18

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