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About the Journal


La revista en Español

Aims and scope

Objectives

Fully open publication and access

Periodicity

Types of articles

Ethical considerations that manuscripts submitted to the Catálisis journal must meet

Guide for reviewers

Aims and scope

CATALISIS publishes original articles on all aspects of catalysis of basic and practical interest to researchers in both the industrial and academic fields, with an emphasis on new understanding of catalysts and catalytic reactions, new materials, characterization techniques and processes. In addition, to publish books written by the Members of the Venezuelan Society of Catalysis.

Objectives

  1. Create a space for active participation for all professionals working in catalysis and surface sciences, whatever their area of specialization or area of performance, through the publication of jobs.
  2. Promote research, development and dissemination of the different areas of catalysis.
  3. Promote experiences of scientific exchanges between professionals related to catalysis.

Fully open publication and access

The publication and access to the articles of Catálisis are free and any user is allowed to read, download, copy, distribute and print, search or link to the full text of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful non-profit purpose.

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Periodicity

Catálisis will be published two (2) times a year, in the last week of June and December.

Types of articles

The journal accepts original research papers, invited articles, state-of-the-art review articles, short communications, and letters to the editor.

  • Invited articles. Authors are invited to develop a theme of their choice based on their own research. A main feature of the invited articles is the authors' perspective of the state of the art in the field and a vision of the future. A brief overview of the recent history of major developments, with an emphasis on the authors' own contributions but also including key developments by others.
  • Review articles should not simply be a collection of results from the literature, but rather critical reviews of it. It is essential to include the authors' own interpretation of the literature and state of the art findings on catalytic concepts and understanding of the catalytic systems being reviewed and future directions.
  • Short Communications is a new section in the magazine dedicated to short articles that address new ideas, controversial opinions, "negative" results and much more.
  • Letters to the editor are brief communications that focus on the discussion of an article recently published in CATALISIS. Examples of content include suggesting an alternative interpretation of published data, offering additional data, and discussion of the topic. Letters to the editor will be peer-reviewed, and authors of the original article will generally be offered the opportunity to respond. Where appropriate, the letter and response will be published simultaneously. There is no fixed format for the cards. Authors are advised to present the material in the most appropriate format to convey the idea.

 

Ethical considerations that manuscripts submitted to the Catálisis journal must meet

Manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication in the Catálisis journal must meet the following requirements:

The corresponding author must have the consent of all his co-authors for the submission and publication of the manuscript submitted to Catálisis. Likewise, if the corresponding author expresses his/her wish to withdraw the article or any co-author, he/she must do so before the evaluation process is completed, and it must be confirmed that such decision has been agreed upon by all the co-authors. All authors must have contributed substantially to the work reported in the manuscript. A statement of the specific contributions of each of the authors is recommended, but not required. The article must be original, it must not have been previously published and it must not have been simultaneously submitted for publication to another journal (presentations at scientific congresses are excluded, even if they have been published in the proceedings of the event).The manuscript must not contain unpublished material, produced by other authors and used without their consent, or plagiarized material from previous publications, even from the same authors. Both self-plagiarism and double publication should be avoided. All the data included in the article that come from previous works must be referenced, regardless of whether or not they come from the same authors. The corresponding author must provide a written conflict of interest statement on behalf of himself and all his co-authors, which will be included in the body of the manuscript immediately after the Acknowledgments section and before the References section. The Editor of Catálisis reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the previously described standards.

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Guide for reviewers

  • Before starting

    Before accepting or declining an invitation to review, consider the following questions:

    Does the article match your area of expertise? Only accept if you think you can provide a high-quality review.

    Do you have a potential conflict of interest? Do you have time? Review can be a lot of work; Before you commit, make sure you meet the deadline.

    Respond to the invitation as soon as possible (even if it's to decline): a delay in your decision delays the review process and delays the author. If you decline the invitation, it would be helpful if you could provide suggestions for alternate reviewers.

  • Confidential material

    If you agree, you must treat the materials you receive as confidential documents. This means that you cannot share them with anyone without the prior permission of the Publisher. Because peer review is confidential, you should also not share information about the review with anyone without the permission of the editors and authors.

  • Structuring your review

    Your opinion will help the Editors decide whether or not to publish the article. It will also help the author and allow them to improve their manuscript. Giving your general opinion and general observations of the article is essential. Your comments should be courteous and constructive, and should not include Ad Hominem comments or personal details, including your name. Providing information about any deficiencies is important. You must explain and support your judgment so that both editors and authors can fully understand the reasoning behind your comments. It is important to indicate whether your comments are your own opinion or are reflected in the data and evidence.

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  • Your recommendation

    When making a recommendation, it's worth considering the categories the publisher is likely to use to classify the article:

    Reject (explain your reasoning in your report).

    Accept without review.

    Revision, either major or minor (explain the revision that is required and tell the editor if you would like to revise the revised article). If you are recommending a review, you must provide the author with a clear and strong explanation of why it is necessary.

  • The final decision

    The editor ultimately decides whether to accept or reject the article. The SVC does not participate in this decision. The editor will weigh all views and may ask for another opinion or ask the author for a revised document before making a decision. The submission system provides reviewers with notification of the final decision, if the journal has opted into this feature.

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